Senior researcher on water and nutrient transport at larger scale

Aarhus University

Aarhus, Denmark 🇩🇰

Do you have a strong background in hydrology, and are you looking for a job where you get responsibility? We are looking for a new Senior researcher

Application deadline: 27/02/2023

GEUS conducts research on the hydrological cycle and develops and applies hydrological models which contributes to future solutions in Denmark and Internationally. We are looking for a good and enthusiastic colleague who can generate new knowledge and develop methods within our field of research and lead research and developing projects.

Job description
You will be part of the hydrological department and will be connected to several projects focussing on water and nutrient transport at larger scale. Your assignments will be within the chain from method development, generating project ideas, writing applications to leading research and development projects to publishing results. You will collaborate with a range of Danish and international researchers and stakeholders across research institutions and public and private organisations. Specifically, you will lead our large ongoing project on national scale modelling of Nitrate transport, where we collaborate with Aarhus University (

Your qualifications
The appointment will be on the basis of scientific merits. The evaluation will particularly focus on your broad knowledge on hydrological processes and your expertise within hydrological modelling, uncertainty analysis at various scales, your detailed knowledge on transport modelling at large scale in addition to experience with quantitative and qualitative hydrology related to agricultural issues. Experience and interest in international research and collaborations will be an asset.

In addition, experience related to working together with political organisations including state agencies and ministries will be valued. Also your ability to lead successful research applications and your experience in leading larger national and international research projects including stakeholders.

Department of Hydrology
The department works with the characterisation, modelling and management of water resources and water related transport nationally and internationally. The department contributes to research, advisory and capacity building within four main areas: Hydrogeological characterisation, water cycle and transport, climate change impacts and adaptation and water resources management. We are approximately 30 employees in the department, including researchers, research assistants, PhD-students and Postdocs.

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 flexible hours
  • 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 Climate, Energy and Utilities and its institutions. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.  

The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities 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 Heidi Barlebo on tel. 9133 3601, e-mail: or Professor Simon Stisen on tel. 9133 3601, e-mail:

International applicants can read more about living and working in Denmark on GEUS’ website:

The application must include a letter of motivation, a CV (incl. your ORCID,, a list of publications with a separate indication of journal papers that are registered in ISI Web of Science. We highly recommend an ORCID is stated in the CV. It will be used for evaluating applicant publication records. Please include your PhD diploma and If relevant, contact details of referees (max. 3).

You can send your application by clicking on the “Apply for position” (“Søg stillingen”) button. Your application must be with GEUS no later than 12.00 midday (Danish time), Monday 27 February 2023

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 non-qualified 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.




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