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Spectra of exoplanet bio signature molecules

项目介绍

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Exolife Science, understood as the overlap field between chemistry, astronomy, physics and biology, commencing the 15th of August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The project is part of a total of 6 new positions supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation under the Synergy project “Effects of bacteria on atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and exoplanets”, which involve staff at University of Copenhagen from the Niels Bohr Institute, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biology. The candidates will work as a team with the common goal of deepening our understanding of the global interactions of life with its surroundings in terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments.

For more information, please see https://cels.nbi.ku.dk/english/openings/

Project description – “Spectra of exoplanet bio signature molecules”
The main goal of this project is to measure vibrational and electronic spectra of compounds produced by the bacteria and archaea in the test chamber and other relevant bio signature molecules. Spectra will also be calculated based on methods we have developed and continue to develop for molecules we suspect are plausible in exoplanetary atmospheres, but where experimental spectra might not be possible. Theoretical chemistry will be used to investigate photolysis and chemical reactions of the molecules that could be potential bio signatures of life on exoplanets.

Principal supervisor is Professor Henrik Grum Kjærgaard, Department of Chemistry, e-mail: hgk@chem.ku.dk, direct phone: (+45) 35320334.

Co-supervisor: Professor Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, Niels Bohr Institute, email: uffegj@nbi.dk, direct phone: (+45) 61 30 66 40.

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Exolife Science, understood as the overlap field between chemistry, astronomy, physics and biology, commencing the 15th of August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The project is part of a total of 6 new positions supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation under the Synergy project “Effects of bacteria on atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and exoplanets”, which involve staff at University of Copenhagen from the Niels Bohr Institute, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biology. The candidates will work as a team with the common goal of deepening our understanding of the global interactions of life with its surroundings in terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments.

For more information, please see https://cels.nbi.ku.dk/english/openings/

Project description – “Spectra of exoplanet bio signature molecules”
The main goal of this project is to measure vibrational and electronic spectra of compounds produced by the bacteria and archaea in the test chamber and other relevant bio signature molecules. Spectra will also be calculated based on methods we have developed and continue to develop for molecules we suspect are plausible in exoplanetary atmospheres, but where experimental spectra might not be possible. Theoretical chemistry will be used to investigate photolysis and chemical reactions of the molecules that could be potential bio signatures of life on exoplanets.

Principal supervisor is Professor Henrik Grum Kjærgaard, Department of Chemistry, e-mail: hgk@chem.ku.dk, direct phone: (+45) 35320334.

Co-supervisor: Professor Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, Niels Bohr Institute, email: uffegj@nbi.dk, direct phone: (+45) 61 30 66 40.

项目职责

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

录取要求

  • Applicants should hold a MSc degree in chemistry, astronomy, physics, biology, or a related field appropriate for the project with good results and good English skills.
  • As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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截止日期 2021-04-15
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