GEUS is looking to engage a candidate with strong qualifications within data science in the Department of Glaciology and Climate to contribute to the monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet through the programmes Promice and GC-Net. You may also participate in glaciological field work, research projects and advisory projects concerning for example prediction of hydropower potentials.

Job description
The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more areas related to data science (statistics, databases, time series, computer vision, large data volumes, machine learning, visualization), demonstrated experience in software engineering and open-source software, and the ability to use these skills to solve problems in the Earth Science domain. 

The candidate will both develop and implement data science research and produce novel and practical tools and datasets that will deliver lasting impact to the cryospheric sciences.

The candidate will contribute to open science projects by producing research products such as well-documented algorithms and code, software and develop analytical and computational tools. A focus should be on open source software and open data, help ensure scientific reproducibility of all results, and contributing to a 'culture of reproducibility'. Engaging with colleagues and collaborators to clarify goals, identify collaboration opportunities and recommend solutions should be an integrated part of the work.

Your qualifications
Its is required that you hold a Masters or equivalent in any discipline, with a strong computational background. We expect that the successful candidate have a minimum of 5 years of experience in programming and software engineering. We expect that you have a history of applying one or more programming languages to construct full scientific pipelines, from data ingestion / clean-up to modeling, to visualization and analysis. You will need skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. We expect you to have a strong capacity for teamwork, collaborative, critical thinking and attention to detail.


  • Earth Science experience in one or more of remote sensing of the cryosphere, glaciology, cryospheric hydrology, polar atmospheric processes, or weather stations.

  • One or more of: python, Bash, GRASS GIS, R, QGIS programming

  • Knowledge and use of Linux, cloud computing, parallel processing

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 30 researchers, postdocs, PhD-students and support staff. 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 paleo climate 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 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 flexible hours

  • 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 area is the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities and its institutions.

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities considers diversity to be an asset and invites anybody interested, regardless of gender, age, religion or ethnicity to apply for the position.

Further information
Please contact the Head of Department Signe Bech Andersen on tel. +45 20 71 34 79, e-mail: or senior scientist Andreas Ahlstrøm on tel. +45 91 33 38 10 e-mail:

International applicants can read more about living and working in Denmark on GEUS’ homepage:

Applications must include a letter of motivation, a CV, as well as relevant exam papers, and if relevant, contact details of referees (max. 2).

Please, send your application via the "Apply" link. Your application must be with GEUS no later than 12.00 midday (Danish time), 10th of April 2023.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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