Project Manager for the Swarm satellites DISC+ project

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


We are seeking an experienced project coordinator for the Geomagnetism division at DTU Space.

Your primary task will be to coordinate new science products for Swarm DISC - the Data, Innovation, and Science Cluster, supporting the scientific exploitation of ESA's (European Space Agency) Swarm satellite mission. The objective of Swarm DISC is to foster an ecosystem of new innovative data products and services to enhance the scientific value of the Swarm satellite constellation.

The jobYour role will be to:

  • Coordinate Open Calls and evaluation of ideas (in collaboration with the head of Swarm DISC and its scientific Advisory Board), to identify valuable new products or services (DISC+ projects) that enhance the scientific exploitation of the Swarm satellite constellation data
  • Negotiate contracts with Swarm DISC partners
  • Initiate and integrate DISC+ projects and new partners into the Swarm DISC consortium
  • Coordinate activities through correspondence, teleconferences or physical meetings and workshops
  • Monitor the progress of DISC+ projects together with the Swarm DISC Project Office team.

You may also be involved in other project support or management activities within the Geomagnetism division of DTU Space.

Our expectations of youThe successful applicant has:
  • Extensive experience from managing or coordinating projects with many stakeholders
  • An academic education and interest in natural sciences
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken technical English
  • Good analytical approach and aptitude to work systematically and well organized in a dynamic team
  • A team player attitude
  • Experience with international cooperation between multiple public and private partners preferred
  • Knowledge of procurement processes and processing of scientific data is a plus.

What we offer in return

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a family friendly organization with flexible working hours, influence on planning of your work, and an exciting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with dedicated colleagues.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The place of work is DTU, Lyngby Campus, with start expected after the summer vacation.

A limited amount of travel activity should be expected.

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 2019. Open the 'Apply online' link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor Nils Olsen at Additional information about DTU Space can be found at

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Geomagnetism division (20+ employees) of DTU Space uses magnetic field measurements from satellites and ground stations to explore the Earth's magnetic field. We perform world class research of the processes producing the field, providing valuable knowledge about Earth's interior and Space Weather.

DTU Space - Denmark's national space institute - is a world leading institute in several fields. We are approximately 155 employees at DTU Space and have more than 50 years of experience with space science. We have participated in more than 100 international space missions.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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