Since 2007, Josephine has worked as a scientist at Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) giving management advice to the Greenland Government about the sustainable use of living resources. Before working at GINR, Josephine spent several years working at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute (now Danish Centre for Environment and Energy). Today, Josephine is head of Department of Environment and Mineral Resources at GINR.
Josephine has hands on experience with incorporating local knowledge and traditional use of resources into management advice. Being native to Greenland, Josephine has been engaged in research topics related to Greenland since she was an undergraduate student at the University of Copenhagen. Applied science has always been an important issue for her work.
In 2017 Josephine was appointed chair for the Greenland Research Council. For her chairmanship, Josephine has continuously worked for consolidating Greenland research in Greenland, and for securing that the international research, that takes place in Greenland, is for benefit of the Greenland research communities and society. Presently, Josephine is engaged in developing the scientific collaboration between Greenland and US, and Greenland and Denmark/EU.