Vacant position - Post. doc. in Tertiary palynology - apply before apply before February 1st, 2006


Place of employment:
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Department of Reservoir Geology, Copenhagen, Denmark

Date of employment:
July 1st, 2006

Description of position:
A 2 year post. doc. position in Tertiary palynology is vacant from July 2006 in the Department of Reservoir Geology. The position is part of a larger project financially supported by the Danish Natural Science Research Council. The purpose of the project is to gain knowledge concerning oil generation from rocks dominated by higher land plant material, in particular coals. The main focus of the post. doc. position will be palynological investigations of coals in order to reconstruct the vegetation, particularly with regard to the proportion of gymnospermous and angiospermous plants. The aim is to obtain information about the impact of the original vegetation on the petroleum generation potential. Vegetation-specific biomarkers will be integrated into the interpretations. These analyses will be carried out in close co-operation with the departments organic geochemist.

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in palynology. Knowledge of warm temperate and tropical floras and specifically to the vegetation in SE Asia, will be an advantage. It is expected that the applicant will also acquire a working knowledge of the application of vegetation-specific biomarkers.

Salary and employment conditions:
Terms of payment and appointment according to agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The appointment will be on the basis of scientific merit.

More information:
Further information about the vacant position can be obtained from the Senior Research Geologist, Henrik I. Petersen phone (+45) 3814 24 55, e-mail:

Applications marked "GEUS 0361-036" must be available at GEUS no later than February 1st, 2006 at 12.00 (Danish time). Material received after this time will not be taken into account.
Applications via e-mail will be accepted with the same deadline.
The application should include a statement of research interests, a CV, a list of all publications particularly relevant for the position.
A committee of two internal scientists will evaluate the qualifications of all the applicants.
The Ministry of Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer and thus both women and men are encouraged to apply.
The application should be addressed to:
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Øster Voldgade 10
DK-1350 Copenhagen K