Research scientist in Glaciology
Application deadline: 05/12/2017
Do you have experience in glaciological/climate observations, remote sensing and/or numerical modelling? Would you like to be part of a team of active research scientists working in an international working environment?
GEUS is looking to engage a research scientist in a four-year position in the Department of Glaciology and Climate. The position is open from the 1 February 2018.
The position will be within the research area of glaciology, climate and remote sensing and is placed in the GEUS glaciology group. You will participate in monitoring, advisory and research tasks related to Greenland ice sheet, glaciers and geohazards. The work will be related to monitoring of land ice in the Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE) and a new project on Greenland wide screening for geohazards. You will also participate in glaciological field work, research projects and advisory projects concerning for example prediction of hydropower potentials or geohazards.
The appointment will be made on the basis of academic qualifications. You should have a PhD degree (or equal qualifications) within geosciences or engineering. You should have experience with remote sensing, scientific computing, data analysis and be capable of managing large amounts of data. Previous work on glaciology, climate and/or permafrost is required.
We are seeking an innovative and focused person who is good a working independently as well as in groups. You have strong problem solving skills and are capable of developing new methods and applications within glaciology.
Proficiency in both written and spoken English is essential. Non-Danish applicants must be willing to attend Danish courses within the first year of employment.
Department of Glaciology and Climate
The department does research, monitoring and consultancy related to glaciology, climate and the environment. One of our main activities is monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet. We also advise on a number of related issues such as future supply of hydropower and drinking water in Greenland. Other significant activities are related to the investigation of variations in climate and environment in the past. The department has about 25 staff, of which about 15 are researchers, and 8 are PhD students and postdocs.
• A creative and interdisciplinary research environment
• A lively and informal working environment with talented and dedicated colleagues
• Versatile work duties and good opportunities to influence them
• Development opportunities with access to courses and other further education
• Family friendly workplace with flexitime
• An active social environment, with a staff association and art society
• Fitness centre with physiotherapy at the workplace
Salary and conditions of employment
In accordance with the collective agreements between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the relevant eligible trade union.
The appointment jurisdiction is the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and its institutions.
The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate considers diversity to be an asset and invites anybody interested, regardless of gender, age, religion or ethnicity to apply for the position.
International applicants can read more about living and working in Denmark on GEUS’ webpage:
The application must include a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of publications with a separate indication of journal papers that are registered in ISI Web of Science, copies of any individual publications of particular relevance to the position and any contact details of referees (max. 2). PhD diploma, as well as a summary of the PhD or other material that can document qualifications at Research Scientist level.
Submitted PhD theses that have not yet been defended may be sent with the application and will be included in the assessment. The PhD thesis must be approved by the University prior to appointment.
Your application must be with GEUS no later than 12.00 midday (Danish time), Tuesday 5 December 2017. You can send your application by clicking on the “Apply for Position" button.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
The appointment procedure
An expert academic assessment committee consisting of two internal members will make an individual evaluation of applicants’ academic qualifications, where candidates are deemed qualified or non-qualified in relation to the position advertised. Then an appointments committee decide which of the qualified candidates they want to call for a job interview. The procedure is in accordance with “Circular on the appointment and assessment of academic staff at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland”, Sections 4 and 7.
To apply for the position:
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an independent and internationally oriented research institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate-, Energy and Building, 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 the national geological data centre.
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