The Department of Biology is seeking to recruit a PhD student for a comparative study of the ecosystem services performed by implementation of multiple marine measures in estuaries and coastal areas. The position is for three years.
The following marine measures will be implemented: 1) Establishment of barrier stone reefs for improving marine biodiversity and providing physical protection of nearby restored eelgrass patches; 2) Eelgrass restoration for sequestering of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus and improving the biomass and diversity of benthic fauna; 3) Dispersion of filter feeding blue mussels to provide a better water transparency and benthic light conditions.
The research of the candidate will be related to the development/improvement of environmental conditions in estuaries and coastal areas after applying the marine measures. Focus will be on changes in ecosystem services associated with altered fauna food web structure and biodiversity following the establishment of stone reefs and eelgrass beds.
The candidate must have an MSc degree or equivalent and should preferentially have a background in marine ecology and biogeochemistry. Monitoring is partly performed by drone images, so preferably the candidate has experience with Object based image analysis (OBIA). As the data are post-treated by GIS activities, it is recommendable that the candidate has GIS experience. The candidate should expect to spend much time performing measurements in the field, and in laboratories at the University of Southern Denmark.
Expected starting date: 1. August 2021. Application deadline: 28 June 2021.
For further information please contact Mogens R. Flindt, tel.: +45 6550 2606, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: email@example.com mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
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