Researcher in Atmospheric Science: Asiaq, Greenland Survey

Asiaq, Greenland Survey announce a call for applications for the position of atmospheric researcher. This full-time, permanent position will be located in Nuuk, Greenland.

The successful candidate will be an atmospheric scientist with an excellent publication record and a well-established international network. They will have experience with boundary layer research in the Arctic, microwave radiometry, and the cloud/energy balance nexus or some of these areas. Programming skills, processing of large data amounts, and/or database handling are required. The successful candidate will be working in an international environment, will have experimental field experience, and a desire to live in Greenland. Excellent spoken and written English is required.

The successful candidate 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). Additionally, the data will be used for testing atmospheric model performance in case studies and in connection to other monitoring sites in Greenland. Close collaboration with international partners within the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring Project (GEM) and beyond is anticipated. Scientific publishing and proposal writing will be an important component of this position.

Asiaq is a company owned by the Greenland Government and is responsible for monitoring the non-living environment in Greenland. Asiaq consists of mapping, geotechnic/surveying, remote sensing, and a hydrology and climate group. Asiaq is leading the ClimateBasis sub-program of the 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.

Applications, including a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, relevant exam records, and contact information for two references should be submitted via email with the subject, "Researcher - Atmosphere" to asiaq@asiaq.gl.

Application deadline: 10 February 2017.

For more information about Asiaq, go to: http://www.asiaq.gl/en.

For more information about GEM, go to: http://g-e-m.dk/.

For questions, contact Asiaq at asiaq@asiaq.gl.

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