Post Doc Position in Geology

University of Copenhagen


Postdoc in Geology

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a Postdoc scholarship in Geology commencing 1st of April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The Section of Geology is part of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and is located on Øster Voldgade 10 in the central part of Copenhagen. The successful applicant will be working daily in the Research Group of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science, which includes analytical facilities such as EMPA, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, and several TIMS instruments.

Project description

The research project investigates Archaean rocks from the Nuuk-Maniitsoq region of SW Greenland using geochemical methods at the University of Copenhagen. The research will study the petrology and geochemistry of peridotite, norite and diorite, with the aim of determining their geodynamic formation setting with implications for modelling the craton formation mechanism in the region with an emphasis on SCLM stabilization. Therefore, it is an advantage to have worked on ultramafic rocks previously.

Prior analytical skills and experience with handling instruments such as EMPA and/or LA-ICP-MS is a requirement. Expertise in the analysis and interpretation of PGEs and Re-Os isotope data is considered an asset. Experience with thermodynamic modelling software like MELTS, PERPLEX or similar is also important. Previous outdoor and camping experience under remote arctic conditions is essential for safety reasons, and thus previous field experience from Greenland or the Arctic is an advantage for the successful applicant.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Geology, Petrology and Geochemistry, as well as some teaching. The position may also include performance of other duties for the Department.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor, Kristoffer Szilas, Email:

The position is open from April 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The position is for a one-year period with the possibility of extending it further with one additional year.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 9th of February 2020, 23:59 GMT +1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held in March 2020.



Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 09-02-2020
Employment start: 01-04-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

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