Are you the senior scientist to advance the Photogeology Laboratory at GEUS?

GEUS is looking for a senior scientist to develop our Photogeology Laboratory in the fields of geological mapping, to help establish 3D geological models and to keep the laboratory updated with advances in hardware and software technology.

The position is permanent and to be filled 1 March 2018 or as soon as possible.

The position
Your responsibility is to incorporate or combine new technologies and methods, including hyperspectral data, in advancing geoscience projects. The main objective for the Photogeology lab is general geological mapping and to provide the basis for structural analysis and the creation of structural and 3D geological models. It will be an important task for you to establish a strong link between observations generated in the field and in the laboratory, not least by promoting and facilitating collaboration across our departments and involving scientists in various fields of geoscience. This collaboration should stem from your active participation in several projects where you contribute own observation and geological interpretations. We expect you to have the ability to manage the field related components of research and consultancy projects.

Required qualifications
The employment will be based on scientific merits.

We will place particular emphasis on the following qualifications:
  • A Ph. D. degree and scientific production that fulfils the requirements for a senior scientist at GEUS.
  • Publication record within the fields of sedimentary basins, volcanology and/or structural geology/tectonics and documentation of more than five years' experience with the use of photogrammetry within the field of geological mapping.
  • Demonstrated capability to publish scientific results and data in international, peer reviewed journals.
  • Hands-on experience with the acquisition of image data in the field and a solid understanding of positioning technology, including DGPS, construction of digital elevation models from oblique images and calibration and correction of stereo images.
Additionally, we expect the successful candidate to be open minded, engaged and able to collaborate with colleagues and business/project partners with wide range of professional and cultural background. This is particularly important, because the Photogeology Laboratory in many projects acts as a hub across several geoscientific disciplines and departments at GEUS and has a wide range of contacts to governmental agencies in Denmark and Greenland, national and international research institutions and to the industry.

Department of Petrology and Economic Geology
The Photogeology Laboratory is placed at the Department of Petrology and Economic Geology. The activities of the department include research on the igneous, metamorphic and structural evolution of crystalline complexes, geological mapping, and ore forming processes and mineral deposits in a variety of geological environments. A core activity for the department is to assist the Greenlandic government in developing a sustainable mineral industry by collecting and providing basic geological data for Greenland. This is done by continuously collecting and compiling geological, geophysical, geochemical, remote sensing and other types of geodata. Acquisition, processing and interpretation of large, computationally intensive data sets are key components of GEUS' work.

We offer
  • A creative and interdisciplinary research environment
  • 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 flextime
  • 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 Energy, Utilities and Climate and its institutions. The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate 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 Stefan Bernstein on tel. +45 91 33 37 11, e-mail:, or senior scientist Thomas Kokfelt on tel. +45 91 33 38 83, email:

International applicants can read more about living and working in Denmark on GEUS' extranet:

The application must include a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of publications with a separate indication of journal papers that are registered in ISI Web of Science, copies of any individual publications of particular relevance to the position and, if relevant, contact details of referees (max. 2). PhD diploma, as well a summary of the PhD or other material that can document qualifications at Postdoc/Research Scientist level must be enclosed. Submitted PhD theses that have not yet been defended may be sent with the application and will be included in the assessment. The PhD thesis must be approved by the University prior to appointment.

Please, send your application via GEUS' website under Jobs and Education (Job og Uddannelse). Your application must be with GEUS no later than 23 February 2018 at 12.00 midday (Danish time).

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The appointment procedure
An expert academic assessment committee consisting of one internal and two external senior researchers will make an individual evaluation of applicants' academic qualifications, where candidates are deemed qualified or nonqualified in relation to the position advertised. Then an appointments committee decide which of the qualified candidates they want to call for a job interview. The procedure is in accordance with "Circular on the appointment and assessment of academic staff at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland", Sections 4 and 7.

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an independent and internationally oriented research institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate-, Energy and Building, and is part of Geocenter Denmark. GEUS also acts as consultant to public authorities and individuals within nature, climate, environment, energy and mineral resources. GEUS is responsible for the scientific exploration of the geology in Denmark and Greenland including shelf areas. GEUS maps, acquires and monitors data, informs the public about geological matters and is the national geological data centre.

posted: 30 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.