Research coordinator in the Section Forest and Landscape Ecology, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN)


The section Forest and Landscape Ecology, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) seeks an innovative candidate for a position to support research projects. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced person with strong organizational skills and technical and academic background within terrestrial ecology and/or forest ecology that can support and facilitate the research and communication in the projects. The work tasks include administration and communication of our activities in collaboration with academic and technical staff.

The position is scheduled to start 1 April 2024 or soon after.

About us

The Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) has > 400 employees and 25 full professors. It has a broad basis in natural science with 20 research groups covering a broad range of topics within geography, geology, landscape architecture and forest and nature management.

The current position will be affiliated to the section Forest and Landscape Ecology with > 60 employees and will support projects with focus on forest and nature management, biodiversity, biogeochemistry, land-use change, climate, and environmental pressures. We work with basic research as well as nature-based solutions, teaching, and supervision. We offer a lively and international environment.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated, and experienced person with strong organizational skills and technical and academic background within terrestrial ecology and/or forestry. You will support and facilitate internal communication and help implement research in the laboratory and field.

The successful candidate should possess good communication skills in English and sufficient Danish for internal and external communication and in addition have relevant expertise in field and laboratory.

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold a MSc in ecology, forestry, nature management or similar. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be on relevant work experience.

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates:

  • A MSc degree in ecology, forestry, nature management or similar. Experience with above- and below-ground ecological processes is an advantage.
  • Experience with organizational work
  • Experience with organizing and conducting field work
  • Experience with laboratory work is an advantage (e.g. one among the following DNA extraction, soil chemistry and processes, insects)
  • Good language and cooperation skills plus networking capacity


Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

 Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The position is fixed-term and termiates 31. December 2027.

Application Procedure

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional references


The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 29.02.2024, 23:59 GMT +1. Applications received after the deadline for applications will not be considered.

After the expiration of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Section, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.


Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Inger Kappel Schmidt (, direct phone: +45 6170 3293).

General information about IGN and Section Forest and Landscape Ecology at SCIENCE is available at and



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Application deadline: 29-02-2024
Employment start: 01-04-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning

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