Postdoc, ice cores - Copenhagen, Denmark

A postdoc position (limited to 34 months) on methane from ice cores is available in the Department of Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


The start date for this position is 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible 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.


This project aims at identifying methane sources from the isotopic composition of methane measured on air entrapped in polar ice sheets. During the last glacial period, methane concentrations changed rapidly over Dansgaard-Oeschger events, and it has been suggested that changes in tropical sources are responsible for the change (e.g. Rhodes et al. 2015 Science 348: 1016-1019). The postdoc will work with a PhD student on the same project but with different tasks. The project has an extensive experimental component including building/modifying part of the existing measurement system. We are therefore looking for experimentally skilled applicants preferentially with experience in mass spectrometry.


The postdoc's primary duty is the methane research project but may extend to other projects and include teaching.


The application, in English, must be submitted electronically at

Please include:
    Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the position
    Curriculum vita
    Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    Complete publication list
    Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

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

The deadline for applications is 24 November 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. The position will remain open until filled.

Further information

Further information about this position can be found at

Further information on PICE at the Niels Bohr Institute can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Thomas Blunier, Niels Bohr Institute, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +45 35 32 05 84.

You can read about the recruitment process at