Communication Officer

Aarhus University
Aarhus University
Aarhus University is seeking a Communication Officer for a new Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center
Are you ready to join our mission and a world-class science team to make a global impact in climate change mitigation?

Do you have a passion and vision for effectively communicating with the public, government officials, journalists, and others about our breakthrough discoveries for CO2 capture and conversion?

Come and be part of the new NNF CO2 Research Center team to unlock the power of science and technology!

As Communication Officer, you are expected to:

  • build up communication strategy, establish communication platforms and identify key messages for the Center in line with the Center’s strategy and in collaboration with Center leadership team

  • develop a network of strong relationships with partners and stakeholder groups to support timely information sharing

  • be broadly responsible for public relations of the Center and interfacing with journalists and media, including social media, to represent Center activities

  • be monitoring and compiling public education efforts and discussions across Denmark and international (e.g., printed articles, TV, conferences, social media) on CO2-induced climate change and emerging mitigation technologies together with outreach officer

  • be a resources and the ‘to-go-to’ person of the Center for external and internal individuals seeking general scientific information on the CO2-climate-mitigation interface, including but not limited to, Center research projects.


You have a relevant natural science, social science, communication or journalistic background, or a demonstrated success record as communication officer. You are a good listener and a strong and clear communicator in Danish as well as English in both writing and speaking, fitting easily into an international environment. You have strong motivational, interpersonal skills and possess a high degree of creativity and independence. You are solution-oriented and have a sense of purpose. You enjoy working creatively with diverse science and non-science individuals in an international environment.

About us
The CO2 Research Center is a new, mission‐oriented Center based with its hub at Aarhus University and satellite institutions at the University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Stanford University, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), University of Tromsø and Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen.

The CO2 Research Center’s purpose is to develop novel science for CO2 capture and CO2 conversions for storage or utilization to replace fossil carbon and fossil fuel‐intensive processes with sustainable, CO2‐based technologies. The ambition is to be recognized among the top three international science and technology centers for mitigating CO2‐based climate change. In steady state, the Center is expected to collectively include more than 20 research groups with 150 researchers (PhD students, postdocs, and staff).

The Center will pursue distinctively collaborative approaches between the chemical and life sciences. The Center will connect university‐based research with open‐science platforms for innovation with industry partners. The activities will focus on the full value chain and bringing together world‐leading research in capture technologies, chemical CO2 conversion, and life sciences CO2 conversion. Thereby, the Center will strengthen Danish industry competitiveness and enhance the impact of the science developed. The Center will have a comprehensive and inclusive outreach and education program targeting academia, industry, policy makers, journalists, and the public.

The Communications Officer will report to the Head of Operations as personnel manager, and is a key member of the Center leadership team jointly with the Head of Operations, the Outreach Officer, the Education Officer, and the Technology and Industrial Relations Officer. The management team will be supported by three scientific advisors as well as an administrative Assistant.

What we offer 

  • A varied workday with daily contact to many different people in an international and creative research environment

  • A professional, but informal work environment

  • A broad contact surface among administrative colleges throughout the University.

  • Possibility for skill development.

Place of work and area of employment 
The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with affiliated institutions.

Contact info
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen at email: or mobile: + 45 2122 9511 or Dean Kristian Pedersen at email: or mobile: + 45 2011 7477 or senior recruitment consultant from Hartmanns – Mads Jakobsen at email: or mobile: + 45 4121 1326.

The application deadline is December 19, 2021 via the Aarhus University website. 
The recruitment process is in collaboration with Hartmanns, who will hold preliminary interviews.

Interviews at Aarhus University are planned for week 3, 2022 (1st interview) and for week 4, 2022 (2nd interview). Applicants invited for a second interview will be expected to participate in a personality profile test in week 3, 2022.

Expected start in the position is February 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Formalities and salary range
Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Aarhus University is a signatory of the Danish government’s charter regarding the appointment of more women in management. Both women and men are encouraged to apply. No one will have priority, and all applicants will be assessed in accordance with the requirement profile for the position.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at

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Aarhus University
Communication Officer
Eskild Holm Nielsen
Telefon: 2122 9511
19. december
Aarhus University
Gustav Wieds Vej 10
8000 Aarhus C

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