Two reseacher postions in Glaciology at GEUS

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Two reseacher postions in Glaciology at GEUS

Andersen, Signe Bech

Two Researcher positions in Glaciology

Do you have experience in glaciological observations and/or numerical modelling of ice sheets? Would you like to be part of a team of active research scientists in an international working environment?

GEUS is looking to engage two Reserachers in the Department of Glaciology and Climate.

Job description
The positions will be within the research area of glaciology and remote sensing and is placed in the GEUS glaciology group. You will participate in research, monitoring and advisory tasks related the Greenland ice sheet. The work will be related to monitoring of the surface mass balance and dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet and analysis of climate station data. You will also participate in glaciological field work, research projects and advisory projects concerning for example prediction of hydropower potentials.

Your qualifications
The appointment will be made on the basis of academic qualifications. You should have a PhD degree (or equal qualifications) within geophysics, engineering or a similar discipline. You should have experience with remote sensing of ice and/or modelling of ice, scientific computing, data analysis and be capable of managing large amounts of data.

We are seeking innovative and focused persons who are good at working independently as well as collaborative. 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.

Department of Glaciology and Climate
The department has a staff of about 25 researchers, PhD students and postdocs. The department has an informal and friendly working environment, and a strong international and interdisciplinary profile.

The department includes two main groups, with strong collaboration across the two groups. The Glaciology group is responsible for monitoring the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and is engaged in multiple research and advisory projects dealing with glacier and climate dynamics. The PACE (Past Climate and Environments) research group is dedicated to Holocene and Anthropocene climate change and its impacts including ice-ocean interactions in Greenland and cryosphere change impacts on marine ecosystems. Besides doing research, we provide advice to the authorities in Denmark and Greenland as well as companies and institutions, both nationally and internationally and provide mentoring and supervision to University students.

We offer

·       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.

Further information
Two Researcher positions in Glaciology (


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