We advertise the opening of 4 PhD fellowships at University of Copenhagen, in the field of Exolife Science, understood as the overlap field between astronomy, biology, physics, and chemistry. The fellowships are part of the synergy project: “Effects of bacteria on atmospheres of Earth, Mars, and exoplanets”.
Start of all the fellowships is August 15, 2021, or soon thereafter.
The project is part of a total of 6 new synergy positions involving staff at University of Copenhagen from the Niels Bohr Institute, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biology. The candidates will work as a team with the common goal of deepening our understanding of the global interactions of life with its surroundings in terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments.
For more information and descriptions of the projects, please see https://cels.nbi.ku.dk/english/openings/
Project 1: ‘‘Activity of microorganisms under extreme conditions”
Supervisors: Professor Anders Priemé, Department of Biology and Associate professor Jan O. M. Härter, Niels Bohr Institute and Professor Henrik Grum Kjærgaard, Department of Chemistry
Project 2: “Spectra of exoplanet bio signature molecules”
Supervisors: Professor Henrik Grum Kjærgaard, Department of Chemistry and Professor Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, Niels Bohr Institute
Project 3: “Cloud formation and cloud properties on Earth and in exoplanets”
Supervisors: Professor Uffe Gråe Jørgensen, Niels Bohr Institute and Associate professor Jan O. M. Härter, Niels Bohr Institute
Project 4: “Micro-biological influence on atmospheric dynamics”
Supervisors: Associate professor Jan O. M. Härter, Niels Bohr Institute and Professor Anders Priemé, Department of Biology