The Ministry of Mineral Resources seeks a
Geophysicist / Special consultant
Do you want to work in an internationally-focussed organization? Are you interested in development of the mineral resource sector in Greenland, marketing of the oil and gas potential, be involved in geological/geophysical projects and undertake database management? Then a job as a geophysicist/special consultant in the Department of Geology of the Ministry of Mineral Resources in Nuuk is the right job for you.
Start date 1st April, 2017 or by appointment.
Greenland is one of the few regions in the world that is significantly under-explored. The Department of Geology's main roles within the Ministry include:
The advertised post has a key role in handling of geoscientific oil and gas data and advice on exploration of oil and gas in Greenland, marketing and strategy planning.
Your main tasks will be:
We expect you to:
It is an advantage if you have knowledge of the Greenlandic language and culture. For applicants outside Greenland there will be an emphasis on ability, willingness and desire to work and live under different cultural conditions. It is also an advantage but not a requirement that you have experience from a similar position Most important is your drive, your professional abilities and coordination and cooperation skills. Recent graduates will also be considered.
You will be part of a dynamic and proactive department where there is a good working atmosphere and good opportunities for professional development.
You will get :
About travel activities
You will be expected to undertake a moderate amount of travel activity in and outside Greenland associated with marketing, possible field work in regards to geological mapping, training and conferences.
We are about 15 employees in the Ministry of Mineral Resources. In addition, the Ministry also comprises the underlying Mineral Licence and Safety Authority, which includes the Department of Engineering & Supervision and the Licensing Department. The position falls within the Department of Geology, which consists of one Department Head and 8 geologists. The Department of Geology works closely with the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), and other research and technology institutions in Greenland and abroad.
Read more about the Ministry at www.naalakkersuisut.gl and about geology at www.govmin.gl. We are located in Nuuk, where there are many opportunities to go hunting, fishing, sailing, hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities. The town has 18,000 inhabitants and many cultural activities on offer, including a cinema, cultural center, golf course, swimming pool, etc. See more on www.sermersooq.gl or www.greenland.com.
Salary and terms of hire
Salary and employment, including the right to connection and severance travel and furniture removal costs, is determined in accordance with the current agreement between the Government of Greenland and relevant union. Depending on your qualifications, skills and experience, there may be the opportunity for employment as a special consultant. The position is limited to 31st December 2018, with a possibility for extension.
Working hours are 40 hours per week.
No staff accommodation is associated with the position. If an applicant already has staff accommodation through appointment by the Government, the right is retained to the assigned staff accommodation. Staff accommodation is linked to the terms of employment, and should be vacated upon termination of employment.
To learn more about the position please contact the Head of the Department of Geology, Dr. Julie Hollis, by phone on +299 58 61 70, email: email@example.com or Geologist/Special consultant Kristian Grube Jakobsen on telephone +299 34 68 21, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application must be received by the Ministry of Mineral Resources no later than 1st March 2017 and should be sent to:
GOVERNMENT OF GREENLAND
Applications must be marked 'Geophysicist/Geologist for Geology Department' and include information about education and previous employment, and must contain copies of degree certificates, references, etc.
Please send applications by email; Please use word- and/or PDF format.
Interviews are scheduled for week 9 and 10 in 2017.
About the Government of Greenland
Greenland Self-Government was introduced on June 21, 2009. The Government consists of a Central Administration (CA), with approximately 650 employees in nine ministries and a wide range of units. Together we are more than 2,500 people.
CA's task is to provide Naalakkersuisoqarfiit (the Ministries) with a solid political basis for decisions and to translate political decisions into practice. A high priority is to develop the public sector for all of our about 56,000 residents.