PhD Scholarships in Trait-Based Marine Ecology, DTU, Denmark

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Centre for Ocean Life offers a number of 3-year PhD scholarships within the general topic of Marine Ecology.

The PhD students will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Charlottenlund, Denmark), or at one of the collaborating institutes or universities in the Copenhagen area.

Qualifications We are looking for ecologists with quantitative skills or physicists/mathematicians/engineers with a keen interest in ecology. Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering, biology or equivalent.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

AssessmentThe assessment of applicants will be made by Thomas Kiørboe and Ken H Andersen in consultation with the relevant members of the Centre.

We offerWe offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment termsThe salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
For further information please contact Professor Ken Andersen ( or Professor Thomas Kiørboe (

For questions regarding the DTU Aqua PhD school please contact Ulla Heiberg (

You can read more about DTU Aqua at

Please do not send applications to the above e-mail addresses, instead apply online as described below.
ApplicationPlease submit your online application no later than 8 September 2013.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Publication list (if any)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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.


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