An open position for a remote sensing analyst at Asiaq, Greenland Survey

An open position for a remote sensing analyst at Asiaq, Greenland Survey

Asiaq, Greenland Survey offers an exciting job utilizing satellite observations

We offer an exciting and challenging job for our remote sensing group, working with projects based on satellite observations. Our daily work covers a wide field of applications, which is reflected in our diverse network and stakeholders. Our projects are typically funded either through research projects, or based on commercial offers. This can for example be topographical and geological mapping, environmental studies or research projects in the field of glaciology and permafrost.

We expect you to have a relevant education and experience with optical remote sensing data, if possible as well as radar satellites. You are experienced with data management and task automation, and it would be of great advantage if you have knowledge on programing such as Python, Matlab, IDL, or R. We are a small team, and you will have the opportunity to influence the development of our group and activities. During the summer season it is possible to participate in field work. You will work in an international academic environment with many working partners, both in and outside Greenland.

The working language is Greenlandic, Danish and English. It will be an advantage if you master these three languages in writing and speaking.

Asiaq is a public enterprise under the Greenland Self-Government. It plays a significant role as Greenland's data center and competencies regarding the physical environment, for the benefit of private and public companies, the research and the Greenlandic community. Asiaq's know-how and services are used for diverse purposes incl. land management, climate research, mineral exploration, nature conservation and surveys for infrastructure development. Our office in Nuuk is occupied with dedicated employees from different countries, cultures and disciplines. We are a mixed team that collaborates in an informal and interdisciplinary project environment.


The application deadline is October 14th 2018. Please send application, CV and copies of relevant exam records with subject ‘RS Specialist’ to:

Employment terms and conditions

Employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Government of Greenland and the relevant union. Staff accommodation will be assigned in accordance with applicable rules. Relocation and travel costs will be paid for the employee, accompanying partner and children at the time of taking up employment, as well as when leaving after at least three years of employment. If an applicant already has staff housing through employment in the Government, the right to assigned staff residence is retained. The staff housing is linked to the employment relationship and must be vacated upon termination of the employment relationship. Start date in November 2018 or by agreement.

More information

If you would like to know more about the position, please contact the Team Manager in remote sensing Eva Mätzler on tel. +299 34 88 83, e-mail:, or General Manager Bo Naamansen on tel. +299 34 88 11. For more information about Asiaq see