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The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government.
AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary
approaches to scientific goals.
Science officer TSU (m/f/d)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in its Sixth Assessment cycle. The Working Group II (WGII Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability), is advertising for the position of a Science Officer in the WGII Technical Support Unit (TSU). The WGII TSU provides the scientific, technical and organisational support of the activities and products of the Working Group and is hosted by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremen, Germany.
You will provide science support to the WGII Co-Chairs and TSU in the science-related activities of the TSU, including assistance to author teams and TSU in the production of the WGII contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
You will work closely with the Head of TSU and the Science Advisor to the Co-Chairs, as well as the science, graphics and communications teams of the TSU
You will report to the Director of Science
PhD or MA in health, social sciences, economics, sustainable development, governance, or other disciplines at the science policy interface, preferably with a focus on climate change
Experience in scientific report writing, reviewing and editing
Proficient in written and spoken English at science level
Motivation to work in a small international team with a common long-term goal;
Ability to plan, organise and execute complex multi-task problems;
Outstanding social skills and capability to interact with the international science community
High degree of stress-resistance and ability to work precisely and effectively under severe time constraints
Willingness to travel nationally and overseas as needed
The full-time position is limited to 2 years with the potential for a further extension until the completion of the entire AR6 cycle in 2023,
depending on requirements. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), up to
salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremen.
This characterizes us
our scientific success - excellent research.
collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary.
opportunities to develop - on the job, aiming at other positions and beyond AWI.
a culture of reconciling work and family - audited, and even more than that.
our outstanding research infrastructure - ships, stations, aircraft, laboratories and more.
an international environment - everyday contacts with people from all over the world.
having an influence - fundamental research with social and political relevance
flat hierarchies - freedom and responsibility.
exciting topics - also in technology, administration and infrastructure.
Equal opportunities for women and men are an integral part of our personnel policy. Therefore, we encourage women to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means.
Because of our engagement in the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate "Career and Family".
We look forward to your application!
Please forward your application by November 6th 2019 exclusively
Reference number 113/D/Bio-b