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Postdoctoral Position on macroalgae blue carbon – Greenland Climate Research Centre

Application deadline: 1st of April

The appointment as a postdoc is a full-time and time-limited appointment of 2 years. The joining date is early June 2023 or according to agreement.

At the Greenland Climate Research Centre we have a 24 month position postdoc position available investigating the fate of macroalgae from source to sink. It would be great if you could forward this on, to anybody who might be interested.

The post will focus on a temperate and sub-Arctic fjord system with the purpose to estimate blue carbon standing stock in macroalgae forests at either ends of the Greenland – Iceland – Faroe – Scotland-Ridge and trace the likelihood of this carbon to reach carbon sinks through various pathways. The post holder will combine traditional survey methodology, and satellite imagery analysis to identify macroalgal carbon sinks on land, within fjords and offshore as part of the wider BlueCea Team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the other post-docs employed on this project. Particular responsibilities include:

  • Plan and participate in field work in East Greenland and the Faroe Islands to collect macroalgal and detritus biodiversity and biomass estimates.
  • Participate in offshore surveys as part of the GCRC benthic monitoring program.
  • Analyse already existing and newly collected video data for macroalgal abundance
  • Analyse satellite imagery for macroalgal detritus.
  • Disseminate scientific findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.
  • Contribute to outreach activities.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in marine biology or ecology and a background in macroalgal and/or blue carbon research. Early career scientists are especially encouraged to apply for this position. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our team with the following skill set (or a subset thereof):

  • Multi and univariate statistical analysis skills in R/Phyton
  • Macroalgae identification skills
  • Fluent English


  • Experience deploying ROVs and/or drones
  • Experience on offshore surveys
  • Experience with video analysis
  • Experience in conducting research in polar environments
  • Experience with oceanographic modelling
  • Experience in working in remote locations
  • Danish or Greenlandic language skills

Applications are online. The full job description and application button can be found here:


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