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Published: March 2, 2012

IMBER seeks Executive Officer/Senior Scientist

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The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) is seeking an Executive Officer (EO)/Senior Scientist.  The position is temporary for 3 years with possible reappointment for 2 more years.  
Deadline for applications: 11 March 2012
The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Project is an international research project focused on marine biogeochemical and ecosystem research (www.IMBER.info). The project is cosponsored by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research (SCOR).

At the Institute of Marine Research we currently have a vacancy for an Executive Officer (EO)/Senior Scientist, to work on behalf of the IMBER project. The position is temporary for 3 years with possible reappointment for 2 more years. The position is currently organised at the Ecosystem Processes Research Group, and the work place is in Bergen, Norway.

The EO will oversee the IMBER International Project Office (IPO) at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway, with the assistance of a Deputy Executive Officer and an Administrative Assistant.

The EO is the primary interface with the IMBER Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), its working groups, regional research programmes, and with the IGBP and SCOR, as well as other relevant organizations. The EO has responsibility for managing the project’s finances, developing proposals for funding of IMBER activities, and representing the IMBER project at national and international meetings. The EO will also contribute to the development of IMBER science by discussing and interacting with international organizations and institutions to undertake research related to the interaction of biogeochemistry and food webs. The EO will also have the opportunity to undertaken their own scientific research along these lines, although their principal duties will be the running of the IPO.

To fill the vacancy, we are looking for a person with a Ph.D. degree in an area related to IMBER science (e.g. biogeochemistry, marine food webs). The successful candidate should have a good scientific record, have experience in coordination of science programs, demonstrated administrative abilities, be fluent in English, and have strong skills in written and verbal communication.

Personal qualities such as good communication and cooperation skills, the ability to work independently, efficiently and purposefully, as well the ability to generate, implement and report project activities will be emphasised.

We offer
  • A challenging and creative working environment.
  • Work at a national institute with extensive international contacts.
  • A good working environment.
  • Flexible working hours, good pensions and welfare schemes.

The position as Senior Scientist (1110/1183 research scientist) is paid in accordance with the civil service pay scale.

Applicants for position as Senior scientist (1110 or 1183) will be evaluated by a scientific evaluating committee, unless they can present former relevant evaluations.

Would you like more information? Contact Dr.Ken Drinkwater, by e-mail: ken.drinkwater@imr.no, or by phone: +47 55 23 69 90.

The Institute of Marine Research is an Inclusive Workplace (IW) enterprise that wishes to ensure diversity in its workforce, and we are an equal opportunity employer. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the vacancy. Please note that information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested to be left off the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified about this in advance.

Please apply electronically, enclosing your CV and a copy of relevant certificates, applicants should submit a cover letter including the names of three persons who have been asked to provide letters of reference, a list of publications, and any previous assessment of your qualifications.

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