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The ASSP offers graduate (masters) and PhD level courses. The courses in spring form one full semester (30 ECTS). Applicants applying for a full semester are given priority, however, it is possible to apply for single courses. You can find more information about the courses under Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP).

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Head of the Greenland Climate Research Centre Published 02.02.2021

The Greenland Climate Research Center (GCRC) is an interdisciplinary research group which focuses on marine ecology in Greenland, effects of climate changes in the marine ecosystem and how these changes affect the society using both natural and social scientific approaches. GCRC is a department within the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GN)

GCRC’s main task is to generate research results that contribute to a better understanding of the effect of climate change on the marine ecosystem and the significance of changes in the ecological basis for living resources and the Greenlandic society. GCRC leads the programs for long-term monitoring of the marine environment and oceanography along the coasts of Greenland. GCRC develops and offers education programs at university level, and we contribute with research-based advice to the Greenlandic and Danish authorities. 


The position will refer to the Director of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. The head of department is responsible for GCRC day-to-day management and the overall responsibility for the function of GCRC. As a supervisor and inspirer, the head of department must ensure the continued development of GCRC. At the same time, the head of department must ensure that the GCRC´s work is carried out according to plan, follows established budgets and lives up to a high professional standard. The head of department will play an essential role in fulfilling GCRC’s strategy developing high quality interdisciplinary marine research projects and monitoring programs with relevance for the Greenlandic and global society. Essential tasks include developing new research and management projects, including funding applications where it is a high priority to implement research and monitoring activities that complement and improve the existing activities at GINR, and utilize existing logistic platforms and extend time series.

GCRC is an important point of contact for foreign researchers interested in climate research projects in Greenland and GCRC has extensive research collaborations with universities and research institutions worldwide. The head of department should, based on research collaborations, develop and manage collaborations linked to internationally recognized research institutions.


We are looking for a leader with a scientific background, biologist etc. with a PhD degree. The applicant must have a thorough knowledge of the GCRC research areas and also be able to document experience within management, research and project management. Emphasis is also placed on international experience in research and extensive knowledge about and experience working with climatic issues in Greenland. The applicant must be involved in research projects. Applicant’s research interests should support and create a bridge physical and biological oceanography and the higher trophic levels.


  • Documented experience in management, administration and project management
  • Ability to attract external funding for research and monitoring projects
  • Visions for the development and strengthening of the GCRC
  • Ability to strengthen the GCRC’s internal and external research collaboration
  • Good knowledge of Greenlandic conditions
  • Good empathy and cooperation skills, be outgoing and be able to show commitment in the continued strengthening of the department in Greenland
  • Fluent in Danish and English and, if not speaking, the desire to learn basic Greenlandic


Scientific competencies:

  • Internationally acknowledged research track record with scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with development, management and financial management of large research projects
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research collaboration involving local knowledge
  • Experience in using state-of-the-art technology for monitoring within the research field
  • Previous experience in carrying out research projects around Greenland or in Arctic areas
  • Large international network
  • Experience in presenting scientific results to diverse audiences


Salary and terms of employment

The position is to be filled per. 1 May 2021. The salary terms and conditions are specified by the agreement between the Government of Greenland and the employees negotiating partners. The position will be at the level as Head of Department at GN. The period of employment is 3 years with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years.



Staff accommodation is not assigned to the position. If an applicant already has staff housing through employment with the Greenland Government, the right to designated staff housing is retained following current rules. Staff accommodation is linked to the employment relationship and must be vacated at the end of the employment


Application deadline: 1 March 2021


Submit application, CV, education and course certificates, and other relevant documents by clicking “Send ansøgning” HERE.

Applications will not be accepted by email.

For further information about the position, please contact Director Klaus Nygaard (+299) 361200,