Center administrator for the "Centre for Geo-enhancing Biological Productivity with Glacial Rock Flour" and PA for Professor Minik Rosing, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen

The Center for Geo-enhancing Biological Productivity with Glacial Rock Flour at the Globe Institute is looking for a center administrator and personal assistant (PA) for Professor Minik Rosing. The position is temporary and will expire on 31 August 2027. The position is to be filled on 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Globe Institute is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where employees and students can belong and thrive. See website for more information: https://globe.ku.dk/about/diversity-programme/. All qualified applicants will receive full consideration. Candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, contribute to diversity and competencies of our Institute are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen strives to offer a family friendly and flexible working environment with a sustainable balance between work- and private life, including parental leave schemes (up to 47 weeks for both parents) and six weeks of paid holidays per year.

About us
The Center for Geo-enhancing Biological Productivity with Glacial Rock Flour is a newly started research center at the Globe Institute. The centre's vision is to strengthen food security and reduce global warming by stimulating biological productivity, both in agriculture and in the oceans. We will investigate the possibilities of applying naturally occurring rock flour from the Greenland Ice Sheet as a source of nutrients.

As center administrator and PA, you will be responsible for creating an overview of the centre's many activities, including recruitment, visits, collaborations, finances, applications, reporting and publications. You will be responsible for the day-to-day administration, as well as assist Professor Minik Rosing with the administrative management of the center and communicate with relevant stakeholders such as business, universities and authorities in Denmark, Greenland and internationally. The center administrator will also have to contribute to a lesser extent to the joint administration of the Globe Institute and will be part of the joint team of administrative employees.

Information on the department can be found at: https://globe.ku.dk/.

Tasks
Your tasks will be:

  • Planning, coordination and execution of the centre's strategic projects in close collaboration with the center scientists
  • Coordination of activities with business partners, including meeting planning and minutes
  • Logistical planning and execution of export and import of research material, including interaction with public authorities in connection with permits, documentation in relation to regulations concerning biologically hazardous material, assessment of environmental impacts and customs clearance
  • Support planning of the researchers' stay in Greenland/Denmark, including permits in connection with expeditions etc.
  • Support the financial management of the center's grant in close cooperation with the project economist in the SUND Financial Center and the grant holder
  • Coordination of communication and dissemination activities
  • Assist with annual progress reports and action plans for the advisory panel
  • Assist with reporting of the project to the grantor
  • Coordination and organization of professional center and project activities, such as annual dialogue meetings with the foundation, seminars, symposia, workshops, visits, etc.
  • Personal assistance and calendar management for center manager Professor Minik Rosing.

In addition to the above tasks, the center administrator is responsible for the day-to-day overview and management of the diverse administrative business and the contact with the central departments at the University of Copenhagen, as well as at the Globe Institute.

You must be able to work in the first line in relation to employees, researchers and partners. In a changing working environment with many independent tasks, you must therefore be able to prioritize and plan long-term processes in a professional manner and at the same time deal with urgent challenges.

You will be employed in the institute's administration and report to head of administration Sanne L. Christoffersen. The day-to-day administration of the center is led by the center manager Minik Rosing.

Qualifications
We expect that:

  • You have an academic background and preferably experience in research administration and project management
  • You are interested and committed to working in an academic environment
  • You have strong analytical skills that enable you to handle complex tasks independently
  • You are responsible, structured, good at keeping an overview and good at following things through
  • You thrive in an environment where agendas and tasks can change quickly
  • You are proactive and enjoy working independently as well as in teams
  • You take pride in contributing to a good working environment both socially and professionally for both yourself and your colleagues
  • Knowledge of Greenlandic conditions will be a great advantage
  • You have proficiency in English at a high level, both written and spoken. Danish is not a condition, but will be an advantage.

Terms of salary and employment
The position is to be filled on 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is temporary and will expire on 31 August 2027. The weekly working hours are 37 hours in average.

The appointment takes place in accordance with the current collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Academics (AC). You will be employed either as an academic officer or special consultant (depending on your qualifications), and there will be an opportunity to negotiate supplements based on qualifications.

More information
For further information about the position in relation to the centre's activities, please contact Prof. Minik Rosing by phone at 51506068 or by e-mail at minik@sund.ku.dk.

For further information about the position in relation to other administrative tasks, please contact Sanne L. Christoffersen by phone at 23649632 or by e-mail at: slha@sund.ku.dk.

Written application with attached CV, three references, copy of diplomas etc. must be received by the institute no later than 04 December 2022. Applications must be sent electronically with attachments via KU's job portal. Interviews will be held immediately after the application deadline.

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Application deadline: 04-12-2022
Employment start: 01-02-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: GLOBE Institute
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