Science project manager, marine observatories for EMSO ERIC

Science project manager, marine observatories

This job offer is for 2 to 2.5 years. The job's location is Paris, France. We seek candidates with a strong scientific background in earth and/or environmental sciences to carry out science management tasks for the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO ERIC).

EMSO is a distributed network of marine observatories serving science researchers, marine technology engineers, policy makers, and the public. The monitored variables address natural hazards, climate change, and marine ecosystems. EMSO observatories have been deployed at key sites around Europe, from the Arctic to the Atlantic, through the Mediterranean, to the Black Sea. EMSO-Link is a 3-years EC project that has just started and has the objective of underpinning the long-term sustainability of EMSO-ERIC.

The successful applicant will manage the activities of a key workpackage of EMSO-Link dedicated to the organization of training courses, workshops, web-based seminars, and other synergistic activities directed to the EMSO ERIC staff and to its community of users.

The applicants should have a solid background in earth and/or environmental sciences, preferably at PhD level, and an interest for science management and science communication activities. A previous experience in these areas would be an asset, but this job could be of interest to a young researcher considering a science management career. The job will also provide great opportunities to build an international network in the fields of marine environmental sciences and technologies. Very good spoken and written english required.

The job is based in Paris at the Institut de Physique du Globe, a large Earth Sciences research laboratory. Travel through Europe and internationaly to institutions involved in EMSO-related science and technology must be anticipated. Salary and benefits will be at the level of a CNRS  "Ingenieur de recherche" position. The job offer is open to all european citizens. Starting date is as soon as possible and ideally before next summer.

To apply, send CV and letter of intent to Dr Mathilde Cannat, Marine Geosciences Team, IPGP at