Science officer, Future Earth - Paris, France

Paris, France
The Paris Hub of the Future Earth Secretariat is seeking 2 Science Officers for 1-year contracts (renewable subject to satisfactory performance). The position will start as soon as possible and is a full-time French fixed term contract (Contrat à durée déterminée or CDD in French). The maximum annual gross salary is in the order of 34k € depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must imperatively be eligible to work in France (i.e. EU citizen or holder of valid French work permit) for the duration of the contract.
The Secretariat for Future Earth encompasses 8 Global Hubs located in Canada, China, France, India, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, and the US. The Future Earth Secretariat provides coordination and enabling services to Future Earth’s community of researchers, decision makers, and stakeholders. The French Hub is administered by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and is hosted by Sorbonne University (Pierre et Marie Curie Campus). It is currently composed of six staff. The French Global Hub focuses on advancing the Science-Based Pathways for Sustainability initiative, the science-policy interface activities, and the early career activities.
The two Science Officers will work in a dynamic international setting on a range of issues. Based on their profile, each Science Officer will be involved in two of the following three areas:

- Working with the science-policy lead to coordinate activities, including event organisation, co-production of relevant publications, liaison with other Secretariat Hubs, researchers, and science-policy platforms such as IPBES, IPCC, UNFCCC, CBD.
- Under the supervision of the Capacity and Network lead, develop activities in support of early career scientists.
- Working with the lead of the Science-Based Pathways for Sustainability initiative on selected activities pertaining to this initiative.

Both Science Officers will provide coordination support to selected Future Earth research networks.

The role is dynamic and will evolve in line with the requirements of the team in the French hub and the global Secretariat.
- At least a Master’s level degree in sustainability science disciplines (natural or social sciences).
- Up to four years of work experience (including PhD period if relevant) related to global change and sustainability issues. Experience in international teams is especially valuable.
- Excellent organizational and communications skills. Ability to prioritize competing demands and deadlines.
- Experience in facilitation and network coordination is an advantage.
- Well-developed sense of autonomy and ability to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written). To evaluate writing skills, a test will be conducted during the interview.
- Fluency in English (native speaker level). Working knowledge of French and/or other languages is considered an advantage.
- Availability to travel within France and internationally.
Applicants to this position are requested to submit an English language curriculum vitae and cover letter describing how their skills and experience would help them meet the requirements of the role. Non-EU citizens must provide a copy of their French work permit. Applications, in one combined PDF file, should be sent via email to with ‘Paris Science Officer’ in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as we receive them. The call will be closed as soon as two candidates are successful, and no later than 31 October 2021. Interviews will be held in person in Paris, or alternatively online.
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Lab manager, clumped isotopes - Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Ann Arbor, MI, United States
There is an opening for a Research Laboratory Technician Lead at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. The salary range for this position is $38,900 - $48,600. Wage will be determined based on candidate qualifications.
The SCIPP (Stable and Clumped Isotopes for Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography) Lab (PI: Asst. Prof. Sierra Petersen) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of the University of Michigan is looking to hire a full-time Research Laboratory Technician Lead beginning October 2021 or later. The SCIPP Lab operates out of the UM Stable Isotope Lab, a fully-renovated 3-PI shared lab space. Two mass spectrometers are operated: 1) a Nu Perspective + NuCarb for automated clumped isotope analyses, and 2) a Thermo MAT 253 for oxygen isotopes in water samples. The lab group is diverse and active, composed of of undergrad and grad students. Furthermore, samples for colleagues and collaborators around the world are also analyzed.
Day to day responsibilities include:

- Oversee daily operations for a lab that operates two (2) mass spectrometers, including sample preparation and analysis, data quality control, instrument troubleshooting and repair, and compliance with safety standards.
- Train and assist graduate and undergraduate students on the mass spectrometers and other lab equipment including demonstrating various laboratory techniques and best practices for the instruments.
- Responsible for preparing standard materials, keeping consumable supplies in stock, organizing shared usage of equipment, and maintaining a clean and organized lab environment.
Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a natural science discipline such as earth science, chemistry, or environmental sciences or engineering with secondary educational knowledge in geoscience as a plus. The candidate should have experience and expertise in stable isotopic analysis of carbonate materials or similar, diagnosing and repairing complex lab equipment, laboratory management, and standard lab safety protocols. The ideal candidate is organized, has a strong attention to detail, and the ability to both work well with others in a shared lab space environment and operate independently to keep the lab running.

Desired Qualifications (not required): Master's degree and/or previous working experience with Nu Perspective + NuCarb and Thermo MAT 253 instruments and/or the clumped isotope technique or similar.
To apply contact Prof. Petersen by email at Please provide a CV and a cover letter describing relevant prior experience and/or particular reason for interest in the position (if appropriate). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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EGU Editorial Manager

Münich, Germany
EGU is seeking to appoint a full-time, permanent Editorial Manager to assist the executive editors of its journals, which also rely on the volunteer contributions from numerous scientific editors and referees.

This position, to start in autumn 2021, will be subject to a 6-month probation period before confirmation as a permanent member of staff. It is a full-time appointment (40 hours per week). The successful candidate will be entitled to 30 vacation days per calendar year in addition to public holidays in Bavaria including 24 and 31 December. This candidate will benefit from German statutory health insurance and the company pension scheme, and contribute to the compulsory pension insurance. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Munich as soon as it is feasible to do so. This position will also require occasional travel to the Copernicus office in Göttingen as and when necessary.

We offer a competitive salary, and indicative remuneration will be in the range of €48,000 – €58,000 (annual gross) subject to expertise and experience.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading scientific society for Earth, planetary, and space science research in Europe. With our partner societies worldwide, we foster fundamental geoscience research, alongside applied research that addresses key societal and environmental challenges. EGU actively promotes open science practices, including through its innovative reviewing and publishing processes.

To fulfill EGU’s vision of realizing a sustainable and just future for humanity and for the planet, EGU organizes and supports a variety of meetings, and delivers numerous education and outreach activities. As part of its portfolio of activities to support its members, EGU publishes 19 open-access scientific journals through its partner Copernicus Publications (

Due to the continuing growth and further development of the EGU publications, we are recruiting an additional staff member to join the EGU Executive Office team based in Munich, Germany.
- You will serve as a point of contact for the EGU journals’ executive editors and the EGUsphere coordinator and will be liaising with Copernicus when necessary
- You will assist the executive editors in facilitating smooth and efficient manuscript handling
- You will help to ensure the high-scientific standards of the EGU journals in terms of open-access publishing, including open data and code and data archiving.
- You will help promoting EGU journals and highlight articles across the scientific community and a broader audience in collaboration with the EGU Office Communications team and Copernicus
- You will help with journal-specific tasks as identified by the executive editors
- You will support the journal executive editors and EGUsphere coordinator with assessing the scientific quality of submissions and with identifying topical editors/moderators if needed
- You will regularly solicit feedback from authors and reviewers
- You will facilitate the growth and help with the scientific oversight of EGUsphere, EGU’s new preprint server
- You have a degree in geoscience or in a related field, at least at the Bachelor level.
- A PhD is desirable but not required.
- You are enthusiastic about open access science communication and ready to make a long-term commitment to the development of EGU journals.
- You are motivated and possess good organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills.
- You have strong written and verbal communication skills in English
- Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page)
- CV (maximum 2 pages)

Please note that only complete applications, with all required materials in English, will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide contact details for two referees.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Barbara Ervens (EGU Interim Publications Committee Chair) and Dr. Philippe Courtial (EGU Executive Secretary) and be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF file to Review of applications will start on 11 October 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please include ‘Editorial Manager’ in the subject line.
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Informal enquiries about this position can be made to the EGU Executive Secretary (

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IT Assistant, PAGES IPO - Bern, Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland
The successful candidate will work 20%-40% per week (8-16 hours per week), starting as soon as possible.

Salary band 12 of the University of Bern.
The PAGES (Past Global Changes) project is an international effort to coordinate and promote past global change research. From our international project office in the University of Bern, we encourage international and interdisciplinary collaborations across the global paleoclimate community.
Working alongside the IT and Communications Coordinators at our office at the University of Bern, you will assist with improving the webpages of our websites using our web content management systems Joomla and Drupal. In addition, you are able to undertake other IT tasks as required. The working language of the PAGES International Office is English.
The successful candidate will:
• be an IT/Informatik student;
• have experience with a web content management system such as Joomla/Drupal;
• be able to work with large amounts of repetitive data;
• be reliable and consistent, with good attention to detail;
• be able to work independently, as well as part of a team;
• have good, working English proficiency; and
• preferably have (but not essential) experience with GitHub and Unix server.
Please send your application in English or German, including a short introductory email, a short CV (max. 1 page) and the name and contact details of one referee to:

PAGES International Project Office

Please use the subject line “Application – IT Assistant”

Deadline: 01 October 2021

Short-listed candidates will receive an invitation to attend an interview which will be conducted in English.
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