Science Officer Job Opportunity at ICSU
22 January 2013 00:57

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a Science Officer for a fixed term contract (18 months) to assist with the planning and implementation of ICSU’s initiatives. Applications close on 17 February.

Salary: Euros 40,000–55,000 (net per year before income tax)
Location: Paris, France
Closing date: 17 February 2013

ICSU is a non-governmental scientific organisation with a global membership. ICSU members include 121 national scientific bodies (mostly national academies of science), 30 International Scientific Unions, and 21 International Scientific Associates. Activities focus on three areas: International Research Collaboration; Science for Policy; and Universality of Science. This job offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate to help ICSU in its mission to strengthen international science for the benefit of society.

The Science Officer will assist with the planning and implementation of ICSU’s activities, with a particular focus on the major new interdisciplinary initiative, Future Earth: research for global sustainability. Examples of work tasks include support to scientific committees, networking with partners and members, and coordination of international meetings and actions. The ICSU Secretariat, located in Paris, is a small international team of 16 people. Support for Future Earth is distributed across a number of partners and the ability to work in close cooperation with others is important.

Please go to ICSU’s website for detailed information.

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