2 Postdoctoral fellowships in Exolife Science – Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy

    2 Postdoctoral fellowships in Exolife Science - Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy

    2 Postdoctoral fellowships in Synergy project “Effects of bacteria on atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and exoplanets”, in Niels Bohr Institute, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +2)


    Overview

    PositionPostdoctoral fellowship
    No. of Position(s)2
    Research AreaExolife Science, Biology, Physics, Astronomy and Chemistry
    Salary436.730 DKK / Annum
    WorkplaceNiels Bohr Institute, Department of Chemistry & Department of Biology, UCPH, Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years

    Qualifications

    PhD degree in related fields

    Project 1 Physiological adaptations and genomic characterization of microbial extremophiles

    The main goal of this project, titled “Physiological adaptations and genomic characterization of microbial extremophiles”, is to manipulate the genomes of selected bacterial, archaeal and fungal isolates in order to enhance their abilities to survive and/or sustain activity under extreme environmental conditions, e.g. simulated Martian conditions. The genomic manipulations will include microbial taxa where stable genomic constructs often prove challenging to establish, e.g. cyanobacteria. The work will include genetic and physiological characterization of the main isolates to establish the genetic and physiological background for microbial adaptations to the main environmental challenges relating to life on other planets.

    The postdoc’s duties will include research within biology, physics, astronomy or chemistry, as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

    Project 2 Synthetic spectra of exoplanet atmospheres with and without biological activity

    The main goal of this project, titled “Synthetic spectra of exoplanet atmospheres with and without biological activity”, is to develop models for non-equilibrium atmospheric chemistry caused by the existence of life forms, including the influence of gasses produced by micro-organisms in our lab experiments. The focus is on the reaction networks and associated spectrum computation, but can also involve related experimental work and ab initio computations.

    The postdoc’s duties will include research within astronomy, chemistry, physics, or biology, as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

    How to Apply?

    The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    • Description of current and past research and your vision about how your experience could further the research project outlined above
    • Complete publication list
    • Reference to 3 of your papers that you consider particularly relevant

    Note

    • Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held online during May 2021, with potential offers being issued soon thereafter.
    • Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
    • The starting salary is currently up to DKK 436.730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.681). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
    • For more information, please see https://cels.nbi.ku.dk/english/openings/

    Inquiries

    Professor Anders Priemé
    Department of Biology
    Email: aprieme@bio.ku.dk
    Direct phone: (+45) 51827033

    Professor Uffe Gråe Jørgensen
    Niels Bohr Institute
    Email: uffegj@nbi.dk
    Direct phone: (+45) 61 30 66 40

    Professor Henrik Grum Kjærgaard
    Department of Chemistry
    Email: hgk@chem.ku.dk
    Direct phone: (+45) 35 32 03 34

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    Postdoc of Exolife Science, Project 2 in the synergy project: “Effects of bacteria on atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and exoplanets at the Niels Bohr Institute

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday April 16th, 2021 (GMT+9)