Administrative Positions

Academic employee within Arctic ecosystem monitoring at the Department of Bioscience in Roskilde 876202

We hereby seek candidates for a permanent position as academic employee within the area of Arctic abiotic terrestrial ecosystem dynamics at the Department of Bioscience in Roskilde, Aarhus University. The successful candidate will, with reference to the program manager, be responsible for running the GeoBasis monitoring activities in Zackenberg, northeast Greenland, including collecting and maintaining data, data validation and quality checking, data analysis and presentation, data submission to databases; and for assisting researchers interested in making use of acquired data. The position will include a significant amount of fieldwork in the remotely located Zackenberg each year, both during summertime as well as during shoulder seasons (late winter/spring and fall). The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in Physical Geography, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Geophysics or similar. 

Experience in fieldwork, maintaining advanced measurement systems and handling large data sets is required. Practical experience with LI-COR eddy covariance systems and Campbell data loggers is an advantage. Documented experience in conducting fieldwork in the Arctic during harsh conditions is essential. Furthermore, experience with GIS software and programming languages such as Matlab and R is considered a strong asset.

The GeoBasis-Zackenberg monitoring programme is an integrated part of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring programme ( GeoBasis-Zackenberg maintains long-term data series describing the terrestrial abiotic environment in Zackenberg. The program is one out of five monitoring programs that together cover the whole ecosystem ( The aim is to understand and quantify processes and feedback mechanisms in order to advance current knowledge of the implications of a changing climate in the Arctic. GeoBasis-Zackenberg includes a number of sub-programs; namely Meteorology, Flux monitoring, Hydrology, Snow properties, Soil properties and Geomorphology. We make use of both automatic measurement stations, such as eddy covariance stations, as well as manual investigations.

GeoBasis is jointly operated by Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, and Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen. The research team includes approximately four professors/senior researchers, three academic employees, 3-4 PhD students and a number of bachelor and masters students, working with GeoBasis activities in Zackenberg, Nuuk-Kobbefjord and Disko.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We wish to recruit the best qualified candidate applying a broad perspective on competencies relevant to all aspects of the position and with a focus on collaborative skills.

This full-time position is expected to be filled by 1 February 2017. For questions, please contact GeoBasis-Zackenberg manager Magnus Lund ( or Head of Section Niels Martin Schmidt (

Formalities and salary range

Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


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