1 November 2019



(Paid opportunity)


PhD fellowship in cosmochemistry and planetary sciences at Globe Institute

The Centre for Star and Planet Formation (Starplan) is a multidisciplinary research centre focused on understanding the formation of planetary systems, including the Solar System, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmochemistry.

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The main focus of these PhD research positions is centered on elucidating the timescales and processes leading to the formation of the Solar System, including the accretion and differentiation of rocky planets, by measurement of isotopic variations in extraterrestrial materials.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmochemistry

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The applicant must be highly-motivated individual with a strong background in isotope geochemistry, preferably with experience in mass spectrometry and clean laboratory techniques.
  • The candidate must possess the credentials necessary to qualify for the PhD programme at the University of Copenhagen.
  • The applicants must hold a relevant master´s degree.
  • The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD programme at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education.
  • Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
    • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
    • Relevant work experience
    • Publications
    • The grade point average (GPA) achieved
    • Other professional activities
    • Language skills
    • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills


Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision.
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project.
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points.
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project.
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations.
  • Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,887 (approx. 3,585 EUR) (taxable) plus pension.

How to Apply

First Step: The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Name of two personal references

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