University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

PhD Position to Explore Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Odense M, Denmark

The PhD project will tackle the impact of mineral additions on ocean pH values and CO2 uptake from the atmosphere both biologically and chemically. Focus of the selected PhD candidate will be to explore the direct response of microbes and primary producers (phytoplankton) to additions of different minerals to develop a strategy which can be applied in different ocean regions. Those culture experiments will be complemented by large scale field studies in Limfjorden and on the Islands of Cape Verde, where we will explore the impact of those mineral additions on natural communities. In this second part of the PhD project, the selected PhD candidate will use metagenomic, transcriptomic and single cell tools to determine community responses and to develop an appropriate strategy for maximum CO2 uptake and pH value stabilization.


  • We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidates with:
  • A Master’s degree in Geosciences or Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Ocean Biogeochemistry
  • Experience in microbial and eukaryotic culture work and/or NGS data analysis
  • Project management and project development skills
  • Interest to travel and participate in long term large scale field experiments nationally and internationally
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Deadline: 9 April 2020.

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