Environmental laboratory technician at the Centre for Geo-enhancing Biological Productivity with Glacial Rock Flour

The Centre for Geo-enhancing Biological Productivity with Glacial Rock Flour at Globe Institute is looking for an engaged laboratory technician with experience in laboratory management, analysis of environmental samples, and/or marine biology research methods. The position is fixed term for 4 years and is immediately open for appointment.

About us
The Centre for Geo-enhancing Biological Productivity with Glacial Rock Flour is a newly-formed research centre at the Globe Institute. The centre aims to assess the potential to use Greenlandic glacial rock flour to enhance both agricultural and marine productivity while simultaneously sequestering CO2 through enhanced weathering. This position will be focused on managing in-house laboratory facilities as well as laboratory facilities in the field, both in agricultural settings and at sea.

Information on the department can be found at: https://globe.ku.dk/.

Our research
The Centre for Geo-enhancing Biological Productivity with Glacial Rock Flour is an interdisciplinary centre which allows for collaboration between its two research branches: one focused on ocean alkalinity enhancement and the other focused on enhanced weathering in agricultural environments. The agriculture section of the centre aims to quantify the impact of glacial rock flour applications on plant growth and the amount of CO2 uptake associated with this practice. In order to determine how effects vary with local environmental conditions, we are establishing an international array of field sites located in Denmark, Ghana, and Australia.

Your tasks
As our laboratory technician, you will carry out a number of routine laboratory tasks such as titration of the carbonate system in soil fluids and ocean water, sediment characterization by XRF, laser diffraction and other techniques, soil extractions and plant digestions for nutrient analysis, and general management of laboratory equipment and reagents, and other daily lab routines. You will also have to opportunity to participate in field projects and laboratory experiments in close collaboration with the group’s scientists.

Essential experience and skills:

  • Should hold a degree as laboratory technician (academy profession degree or similar)
  • It is important that you have experience with processing and analyzing environmental samples (soils, plant material, water samples) and sufficient background knowledge to quickly learn new methods that you may not already be familiar with.
  • You must be organized, self-motivated, and capable of working independently but open to working with others as the laboratory is a shared facility
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills in Danish and/or English; spoken as written

Desirable experience and skills:

  • The ability to develop lab procedures and organize lab workflow
  • Good collaborative skills
  • Previous experience with field-based laboratory work

Terms of salary and employment
Your employment will be at the Section for Geobiology, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. The position is full-time (37 hours per week) and for 4 years, and it is open for appointment as soon as possible.

Employment as laboratory technician will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and OAO/HK STAT. The position is placed in salary group 4.

Depending on qualifications a supplement may be negotiated.

For further information please contact Prof. Minik Rosing, minik@sund.ku.dk, phone: 51506068.

Please submit your application in English by clicking "Apply now" below.

The application should consist of the following:

  • Letter of application/motivation (max 1 page)
  • Your CV incl. education, a list of laboratory skills/techniques, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  • Copy of relevant certificate/diploma

Deadline for application is 6 February 2023 at 11:59 pm CET.
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Interviews are expected to be held as soon as possible after the deadline.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.


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Application deadline: 06-02-2023
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Globe Institute

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