Postdoc, ocean heat content - Copenhagen, Denmark

A postdoc position (limited to 24 months) on ocean heat content 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.


The fully funded project aims at reconstructing global ocean heat content from noble gas measurements in antique samples. The solubility of gases in the ocean depend on ocean temperature, and this effect can be used to inform about global ocean heat content (e.g. Bereiter et al. 2018 Nature). The postdoc will be part of the gas laboratory team of PICE that works on reconstructing past atmospheric conditions and ice cores. 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 application, in English, must be submitted electronically at

Please include:
    Cover Letter stating your interest in the topic
    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 Associate Prof. Aslak Grinsted, Niels Bohr Institute, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +45 35 32 05 10.

You can read about the recruitment process at