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Two permanent position at Danish Meteorological Institute in climate and ice sheets and sea level rise
Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Meteorological Institute
  • Research Scientist

Position 1, Deadline: 10th of May 2023

Sea level researcher for the National Center for Climate Research

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) opens a permanent, full time position for a climate scientist to work with sea level research. The position links up with other experts on ice sheets, climate model projections, remote sensing, ocean dynamics and climate services, with the overall aim of improving future sea level projections with a special focus on Denmark. The position is in the Danish National Centre for Climate Research (NCKF) at DMI, where you will work in a department with a strong profile in both global and regional climate modelling, as well as remote sensing.

Position 2, Deadline 14th of May

Climate scientist with focus on modelling ice sheets in the global climate system

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) opens a permanent, full-time position for a climate scientist interested in the physics and the physical modelling of polar region ice sheets in the climate system. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to strengthen this area of research at the National Centre for Climate Research (NCKF) at DMI. With NCKF-researchers and collaborators, you will design, simulate and investigate the present and future climate and climate-ice sheet interactions using our Earth system model (EC-Earth) with interactive ice sheets (PISM) in both Greenland and Antarctica. You will work with a strong team of colleagues specialised in climate modelling (global and regional) and remote sensing. NCKF is the national climate advisor to the Danish Government. The post holder will also work closely together with DMI’s other departments and in particular DMI’s department for Politics, Strategy and Communication help advising on the role of ice sheets in a changing climate.

For both positions, proficiency in English is required and good organisational and communication skills are important. If non-Danish speaker, a wish to learn Danish within a few years to also be able to support DMI’s role as national climate advisor to the Danish Government is helpful.

Employment and salary will be according to the Danish Law and Agreements, at the scientist level, depending on previous experience. It will be possible to apply for an addition to the basic salary. Researchers who are recruited from abroad, and who are able to meet certain conditions, have the opportunity to work in Denmark for a period of 60 months under a special 26 % tax rate without deduction, instead of working under the regular income taxation.
DMI offers a flexible working week of 37 hours including a paid lunch break, and six weeks of paid vacation annually.

The DMI wants to contribute to equal opportunities for women and men, and encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of age, gender or ethnic background.

Virtual Open House

You are invited to a Virtual Open House to get more acquainted with DMI and the National Centre for Climate Research. Here you will have the opportunity to meet some of your potential new colleagues and to learn about some of our interesting tasks and projects that you might become a part of. We hope to see you online on Monday 8th of May 15:30 – 16:30 CET. Meeting links will be circulated after registration to head of unit, Rasmus Anker Pedersen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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