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Program Manager for Earth Systems Petrology 983178

The Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of program manager for the Earth Systems Petrology research group in Geoscience.

This is a half-time (50%) position for an initial three-year period with the possibility of extension. The position is available as soon as possible.

The position
The Earth Systems Petrology group conducts research in petrology and geochemistry of Earth materials to advance understanding of the dynamic evolution of our planet. Faculty, post-docs and students are engaged in field and analytical work, laboratory experiments, numerical modeling and theory applied to the Earths core, mantle and crust, as well as, interaction between the solid Earth and its hydrosphere and atmosphere. Earth Systems Petrology oversees the Aarhus Geochemistry and Isotope Research (AGIR), a multidisciplinary platform including advanced mass spectrometry facilities housed in the Department Geoscience for determining the age, formation and evolution of geological materials.

We are seeking a candidate with MSc or Ph.D. in Earth Science with experience in research in petrology and geochemistry, and in science program administration and public outreach as Program Manager for Earth System Petrology. We seek a team player comfortable managing a varied and unpredictable portfolio of assignments/tasks, sometimes with short deadlines, as well as an individual who is able to communicate clearly and enthusiastically with a range of partners and collaborators, orally as well as in writing, who can facilitate the administration of the program together with program leaders, and who will be able to undertake the role of coordinator of events and projects that vary in terms of both size and duration. Applicants must furthermore be prepared to travel occasionally when required.

The program manager will be engaged in and/or be responsible for the following activities (among others):

Collaborate with the program leaders on reports to funding agencies and manage the program portfolio
Assist with grant applications and budgets
Curate rock collections and coordinate sample handling
To assist with high pressure experiments and data synthesis
Develop, maintain and use geochemical databases
Participating in the editorial process for publications, including proofreading and copyediting.
Develop educational tools and public outreach, including maintaining the content of the programs website, mailing lists, and newsletters
Assist with workshop and conference planning and implementation
Assist with purchasing and invoice processing, and travel arrangements and expense reporting

The ideal candidate will:

Have at least MSc in Earth Science
Be highly proficient in written and oral English
Have a working knowledge of Danish (at least PD3 level)
Have experience with project budget management
Have experience with networking across research environments and institutions, including communication across academic disciplines and the public
Have experience with website maintenance, search engines and applications, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe Illustrator
Have experience working in a petrology laboratory
Have experience organizing events, i.e. workshops, conferences and public activities

For further information about the position, please contact Niels Bohr Professor Charles E Lesher,

The place of work is Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 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.


All applications must be made online and received by:

Please apply online here

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