for the Department of Geology under the Ministry of Business, Trade, Mineral Resources, Justice and Gender Equality, Government of Greenland

Do you have an interest in mineral resources and the green transition and would you like to work in a department which has international ties? If so you might be the candidate who could assist us with our work in the CCS-area within the Department of Geology.

Hiring date 1st of April 2024 (or by appointment)

About the position
The Government of Greenland approved its official strategy on Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) in 2023 and your primary task will be to implement the strategy in collaboration with your new colleagues. You will become part of small unit within an area under rapid development. You will contribute to the buildup and integration of new knowledge within the CCS-area as well as taking part in investigating and mapping out the CO2  storage potential in Greenland. You will take part in planning and coordinating field activities and subsequent reporting/documentation associated with this. You will also participate in other assignments in the Department, including advisory and authority tasks, and is involved in project collaborations in Greenland and internationally. In relation to our international collaboration and field activities limited occasional travel activities should be expected. Various administrative tasks are also attached to the position, such as answering inquiries, preparing notes, etc.        

We emphasize that you:
  • have a relevant education, eg. Master’s degree in Geology or Geophysics
  • work in a structured, independent and result-oriented manner
  • have experience in working with geological/geoscientific datasets
  • have good English skills
  • are committed and good at collaborating
  • are good at establishing overview and at integrating new topics/knowledge
  • have project management experience
Relevant experience:
  • ArcGIS
  • CCS-area knowledge
  • Work with hardrock/magmatic rocks
  • Experience from work in a political administration
About Us
The Ministry of Business, Trade, Mineral Resources, Justice and Gender Equality currently constitutes around 40 employees. Besides that the Ministry encompasses the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority. The position is placed under the Department of Geology which holds 1 Head of Department and 11 geoscientific emplyees.

You will become part of a dynamic and proactive department with a good team spirit and good opportunities for professional development. We are a small department occupied with diverse geoscientific areas meaning that there will often be room for you working within or crossing paths with geoscience areas of interest to you.

You will get:
  • An interesting, challenging and versatile position
  • Opportunity of influencing your professional and personal development
  • A wide extent of freedom with responsibility
  • Flexible working conditions
The Department of Geology is the primary geoscientific advisor on mineral resources to the Government og Greenland. The department works in close association with the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Asiaq and other organizations in Greenland and abroad.

You can access more information about the Ministry at and about the work in the Department of Geology in this folder.
Pay and position terms
Pay – and position terms, including right to travel when entering- and resigning the position as well as household move, is in accordance with the applicable collective agreement between the Government of Greenland and the organization authorized to negotiate.    

Working time for the position is 40hrs per week

Staff accommodation is not included with the position. If an applicant already holds staff accommodation from a position in the Government of Greenland the right to the designated staff accommodation is retained and continued. The staff accommodation is tied to the employment relationship and is to be vacated at the cessation of the employment relationship.

Further information
If you would like to know more about the position you are welcome to contact head of the department Anette Juul-Nielsen at phone (+299) 29 47 07 or by e-mail: or project manager Martin-P. Brandt at phone (+299) 34 56 73 or by e-mail:   

Application deadline 20th of February 2024.

Submit application, CV, education and course certificates and further relevant documentation by pressing ‘Send application’ for uploading your application.

The Ministry does not receive application by email.

published: 26 January 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.