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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Atmospheric Scientist at Asiaq, Greenland Survey

From Jakob Abermann <>
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Date Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:02:22 +0000

*Atmospheric Scientist, Asiaq, Greenland Survey*

We offer a challenging permanent position for an atmospheric researcher at Asiaq, Greenland Survey. Asiaq is leading the ClimateBasis sub-programme of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Project (GEM, ClimateBasis’ mission is to provide reliable data for interdisciplinary ecosystem studies that cover atmospheric, water and snow parameters since 1996 in Zackenberg, Northeast Greenland, since 2007 in Nuuk, Southwest Greenland and since 2016 in Qeqertarsuaq, West Greenland. The spatial expansion of the program also led to significant new instrumentation with a focus on boundary layer stability and clouds as an energy balance modulator. A HATPRO Microwave radiometer and several automated hemispherical sky cameras are operating. The researcher will be responsible for maintaining/calibrating the instruments and for quality control, processing and analysis of the data. A climatology of boundary layer stability, inversion height, cloud cover and cloud type will be related to other parameters relevant for the cryosphere (e.g., sea ice cover and snow pack variability) and ecosystems (e.g., vegetation gradients). In a further step the data should be used for testing atmospheric model performance in case studies and a connection to other monitoring sites in Greenland with boundary layer research is envisaged. Tight collaboration with international partners within GEM and beyond is envisaged and facilitated. Scientific publishing and proposal writing will be an important component of this position.

You are an atmospheric scientist with an excellent publication record and a well-established international network. Ideally, you have experience with boundary layer research in the Arctic, microwave radiometry and the cloud/energy balance nexus or at least some of these areas. Your programming skills are excellent and processing of large data amounts and/or database handling is natural to you. You are excited about working in an international environment, have experimental field experience and can imagine living in fascinating Greenland. Excellent spoken and written English is required.

Asiaq is a company owned by the Greenland Government and is responsible for monitoring the non-living environment in Greenland. Asiaq consists of a mapping, geotechnic/surveying, remote sensing and a hydrology and climate group with ca 25 flexible, interdisciplinary and international employees. Our tasks range from the commercial via the consultancy to research sectors.

Employment conditions follow the agreement between the Greenland Governement and the respective union and are competitive at international standards. Workplace is Nuuk, Greenland’s capital with its thriving multi-ethnic community and its endless outdoor opportunities in the backyard.  Asiaq will cover relocation to Greenland for the employee, partner and children.

Application deadline is 10-02-2017 and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

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

Find information on Asiaq, products, tasks and research on You are welcome to contact Dr Jakob Abermann for additional information under +299-348852 or via


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