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Aarhus Universitet

Academic employee within ICOS ecosystem monitoring at Zackenberg



Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Danmark

ID: 2490442
Indrykket for 34 dage siden

Department of Ecoscience seeks candidates for a permanent position as academic employee to safeguard our eddy covariance stations within the ICOS project at Zackenberg in Northeast Greenland.

Expected start date and duration of employment

This permanent, full-time position is expected to be filled by 1 April 2024.

Job description

We are hiring a skilled professional as the Station Manager for Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) activities at the Zackenberg Research Station. The successful candidate must be able to oversee all aspects of ICOS operations. Amongst these we can highlight the following:
  • Maintenance and supervision of eddy covariance stations in the field.
  • Processing and analysis of eddy covariance, meteorological, and vegetation sampling data.
  • Efficient communication and collaboration with the ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Center.
You will go for field trips for extensive periods in harsh and remote locations in beautiful Northeast Greenland.

Your profile

The successful candidate has a master’s degree in Physical Geography, Environmental Science, 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, and prior knowledge of ICOS standards and protocols are regarded as an advantage. Furthermore, experience with GIS software and programming languages such as Python, Matlab, R, etc. is considered strong assets. Documented experience in conducting fieldwork in the Arctic during harsh conditions is essential.

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

Who we are

The Department of Ecoscience is project-based and engaged in research, talent development and consultancy covering all major biological sub-disciplines, and we conduct world-class research in the areas of ecosystem ecology including Arctic environment and ecosystems, aquatic biology and ecology, and biodiversity and conservation biology. The Department currently employs approximately 280 academic and technical staff.

The Department holds a strong position in international biodiversity, nature and environmental research and is a national leader in research-based consultancy including activities in both Denmark and Greenland. Our research focuses on how ecological framework conditions, historical conditions, natural processes and anthropogenic changes in nature and the environment affect our surrounding nature. We explore the underlying ecological and geographical mechanisms and work on understanding human impact on biodiversity and ecosystems. Particular focus is on how current climate change and other global anthropogenic environmental changes affect nature and biodiversity.

The Department of Ecoscience plays a leading role in providing advice to the Danish and Greenlandic authorities on environmental issues. The Department also leads the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) programme focusing on the effects of climate change on the Arctic ecosystems. One of the central research sites of GEM is the Zackenberg Research Station.

What we offer

We offer a permanent position to safeguard our greenhouse gas flux monitoring at Zackenberg, one of the world’s most beautiful settings in the Northeast-Greenland National Park. You will become part of a team, both as part of ICOS and also as part of the research community at Zackenberg.

The Department of Ecoscience offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with international university partners in the absolute elite. The working environment at the Department of Ecoscience is based on teamwork and close working relations with developed professional and social network activities among young scientists. The working languages are English and Danish, and we welcome applicants from abroad. Read about the Danish work-life balance and the services available when relocating to Aarhus University at www.au.dk/work.

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is at Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Contact information

For questions, please contact Professor Torben Røjle Christensen ([email protected] ;  +45 9350 9049) or Head of Section Niels Martin Schmidt ([email protected]; +45 4191 5664).


Formalities and salary range

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,300 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 935 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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