Research Scientist in Glaciology
- for the Department of Marine Geology and Glaciology, GEUS - Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Description of the position
The Department of Marine Geology and Glaciology (MGG) invites for applications for a four-year position as junior research scientist in our glaciology group. The applicant must have a PhD in glaciology or a related field, such as geology/geophysics/geography. The applicant must be open to collaboration and willing to participate and assist in a variety of projects. We are looking for an applicant who has recently acquired hers/his PhD and is about to embark on a career as research scientist. It is important that the applicant is intent on strengthening the scientific profile and development of the glaciology group at GEUS as a whole as well as his/her own continued development as a scientist.
- Improvement of existing surface melt models, e.g. by development of better parameterizations and addition of new model elements
- Dynamic modelling in 1D, 2D and 3D, specifically in relation to calving of icebergs and estimates of mass changes and how these influence flow at the glacier front
- Fieldwork, GPS velocity data, meteorological data, automatic weather stations, etc.
MGG carries out research and consultancy in the fields of marine geology, glaciology, environmental history and paleo-climatology in Denmark, Greenland and abroad. The department collaborates with a range of national and Greenlandic institutions and authorities as well as international research institutions and universities.
The glaciology group consists of dynamic team of dedicated research scientists, postdocs and PhD students. The glaciology group at GEUS has grown considerably over the last few years, with an increasing number of research projects and consultancy tasks. The focus of the group is PROMICE, i.e. monitoring the mass loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet, but we work on a variety of projects including melt modelling, estimation of glacier-related hydropower potentials, ice dynamics and Arctic hydrology.
- A good, creative geo-science research environment
- Co-operation with many types of researchers and advisors
- Participation in international research projects and practical activities
- Possibility of additional courses and training as required; personal development
- Flexible working conditions and good opportunities to form your own work situation and job content
- Family-friendly work place, centrally placed in Copenhagen
- Exercise centre with professional assistance at the work place
Salary and employment conditions
Terms of payment and appointment, is according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The position is open from 1 September 2011 or earliest possible thereafter.
You can apply for the position by entering GEUS website (http://www.geus.dk/geuspage-uk.htm) under Jobs. Formal applications marked "031-00047" must be submitted electronically to GEUS no later than May 18 at 12. a.m. (Danish time) and must contain:
1) A full CV
2) A statement of motivation (not more than one page)
3) Copies of relevant exams, grades, abstract of Ph.D. work and peer-review publications
4) Contact information from two reference persons.
For further information please contact Karen Edelvang, Head of Department of Marine Geology and Glaciology, GEUS. Phone +45 38 14 29 29, e-mail: [hidden email]
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an international, independent research institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy, and is part of Geocenter Denmark. GEUS also acts as consultant to public authorities and individuals within nature, climate, environment, energy and mineral resources. GEUS is responsible for the scientific exploration of the geology in Denmark and Greenland including shelf areas. GEUS maps, acquires and monitors data, informs the public about geological matters and is Denmark's and Greenland's geological data centre.
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