The overall aim of the PhD fellowship is to close the gaps in our knowledge on the anaerobic degradation pathways of nitrogen compounds in anoxic groundwater systems. The research questions will primarily be investigated using microcosm experiments linked to field investigations. The project will analyze the dominant sources and sinks of nitrogen in groundwater and their degradation pathways using stable isotope technique.Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
At the date of appointment candidates must hold an MSc degree in natural science (e.g. bio/geochemistry, microbiology, hydrogeology), preferably with a background in biogeochemistry of hydrogeological or marine systems. The successful candidate must be an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to formulation and testing of hypotheses. Practical experience and a wish to work in the field and in the lab is a prerequisite. The scholarship is open to both Danish and international applicants
Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 July 2011
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