GEM related job-offer: Climate and Cryosphere Researcher at Asiaq, Greenland Survey

Asiaq - Greenland Survey offers a challenging position as a researcher within the fields of climate and cryosphere. Asiaq is leading the three GEM ClimateBasis and one GEM GlacioBasis sub-program of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring programme (GEM). Within these programs our aim is to provide reliable data for interdisciplinary ecosystem studies since 1996 in Zackenberg, Northeast Greenland, since 2007 in Nuuk, Southwest Greenland and since 2016 in Qeqertarsuaq, West Greenland. The researcher will be responsible for (I) ensuring continuity in the monitoring; (II) organizing and conducting field work; (III) performing quality control, processing and analysis of the monitoring data; and (IV) publish the results to the scientific community and to public outreach. Tight collaboration and coordination with colleagues in Asiaq both technicians and academic personal, as well as international partners within GEM and beyond is essential and facilitated. Developing project ideas and preparing applications will be an important component of this position.

You are a researcher within the field of climatology or cryosphere and have an excellent publication record and a well-established international network. Ideally, you have Arctic experience and worked with interdisciplinary projects before. You have advanced programming skills and processing of large data amounts and/or database handling is natural to you. You are excited about working in an international environment, have substantial field experience, are willing to travel and can imagine living in fascinating Greenland. Excellent spoken and written English is required. Experience with project management, research applications and public outreach is essential.

Asiaq is a company owned by the Government of Greenland. With a total of 28 interdisciplinary and international employees we are responsible for monitoring the non-living environment in Greenland. Our tasks range from research, consultancy and commercial activities to monitoring and advisory for public authorities. You will be working within the Hydrology, Climate and Environment Department that includes a workshop with several technicians.

Conditions of Employment

Employment conditions follow the agreement between the Government and the respective union and are competitive at international standards. Workplace is in Nuuk, Greenland's capital with its thriving multi-ethnic community and its endless outdoor opportunities in the backyard.  Staff accommodation will be assigned in accordance with applicable rules. Relocation and travel costs will be paid for the employee, accompanying partner and children at the time of taking up employment, as well as when leaving after at least three years of employment.


More information

Find information on Asiaq, products, tasks and research on You are welcome to contact Dr. Martin Olsen (Head of Department,<>), or Dr. Jordi Cristobal Rosselo (Atmospheric Scientist,<>), for additional information.


Application Deadline

Application deadline is 01-06-2018 and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

Please send a letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, relevant exam records and contact information for two referees with subject 'Researcher - Ice and Climate' to:

Jakob Abermann
Scientific Project Manager 1003 - 3900 Nuuk - Greenland
Phone: +299 348800 - Fax: +299 348801

E-mail - Internet:

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