PhD position in Glacial Biogeochemistry

available from October 2020.

We are seeking a highly motivated student to investigate the origin, age, and fate of methane (CH4) released from the Greenland Ice Sheet, as part of the new 5-year project “Microbial Production and Release of Methane from the Greenland Ice Sheet” (MARCH4G).

The PhD student will investigate the origin, age, and fate of greenhouse gases (CH4, CO2) released from the GrIS through radio- and stable isotopic analysis. They will be based at the Department of Ecology, Charles University, Prague, supervised by project leader Marek Stibal and co-supervised by project partner Jakub Trubač, and may also spend some time at the NERC Radiocarbon Facility (NRCF) at East Kilbride, Scotland, with project partner Mark Garnett.

The successful applicant will have a background in the area of biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and/or ecosystem ecology. Special consideration will be given to those candidates with Arctic field experience. They must have obtained a degree equivalent to a M.Sc. in a relevant field by September 2020 (interested students who are at present in their final year of undergraduate studies are thus eligible). Good knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for candidates of any nationality (this language is fully sufficient for living in Prague and working at the department, and Czech candidates must be equally able to fluently communicate with their foreign colleagues). The position is available for four years, starting in October 2020, with a net monthly income of at least CZK 33,000 (€1200).

For further information please contact Dr Marek Stibal (marek.stibal AT by 20 April. Please include a CV, transcripts, and a short statement of relevant research experience.