Job vacancy: A 3-year IOCCP Project Officer position based in IO PAN, Sopot, Poland

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2015!

The International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) invites applications for a Project Officer position. This is a full time, fixed term (36 months) appointment, based in the Institute of Oceanology of Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot, Poland, with possibility of extension dependent on ongoing funding. Net monthly salary (after all obligatory and other deductions) will be within the 2,400-2,600 EUR range.

The IOCCP seeks a motivated, broad-thinking scientist-coordinator with interest in observational marine biogeochemistry on a global scale to contribute to existing expertise in the Project Office. The position requires a PhD degree in a relevant field and a competitive record of publication as well as evidence of the ability to provide a coordination and communication services within a global marine biogeochemistry community.

As part of the Project Office, the successful candidate will be directly involved in, and responsible for implementation of specific tasks developed annually by the IOCCP Scientific Steering Group. These tasks are dictated by ever-changing challenges and needs of the marine biogeochemistry community but in general are built around the IOCCP mission as stated below:

  • Develop and implement targeted workshops to promote the development of a global network of ocean carbon and biogeochemistry observations, including workshops to reach agreement on global strategies, data sharing practices, and best practices and standards, and to ensure that data from individual programs are comparable globally
  • Facilitate data collection, management, data product development, and archival of ocean carbon and related data, by assisting regional and global data syntheses such as SOCAT or GLODAP; and through collaboration with the University of Bergen and the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) facilitate the development of historical data bases for ocean carbon and biogeochemistry ensuring long-term data availability through archival of data sets beyond the lifetime of individual research projects
  • Maintain an international directory on ocean carbon and biogeochemistry activities through the development and maintenance of web-based compilations and syntheses of ocean carbon observation and research activities ( and through e-mail and web-based newsletters as well as peer-reviewed publications
  • Work with global research and observation organizations, programmes and projects (for example: SCOR, IOC, GOOS, GCOS, Argo and more) to promote and document the development and status of a sustained ocean carbon and biogeochemistry observing system in the framework of the Global Ocean Observing System
  • Liaise with atmospheric and terrestrial carbon and biogeochemistry programs to promote the integration of ocean carbon and biogeochemistry into earth system studies and globally-integrated observations
  • Provide regular reports and updates on IOCCP activities to sponsors and the international research community and produce outreach material for the research community and public stakeholders including workshop reports, scientific summaries for policymakers, guides and manuals on best practices, and a quarterly newsletter.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in marine science, with strong background in marine biogeochemistry
  • Background in project management, including the writing/development of strategic and project planning documents
  • Well-developed negotiating skills encompassing different science areas and cultural backgrounds
  • Well-developed networking and communication skills (fluent oral and written English) and experience in development and writing of technical and public documentation suitable for both science community and public consumption
  • Experience in development of funding proposals to government and non-government organizations
  • Proven ability to work under limited direction, and across culturally diverse working environments
  • Experience in the development and maintenance of web-sites and fluency in use of web-based communication and coordination tools.

To apply by 15 September 2015 deadline send your CV (including contact details for 3 referees) and cover letter to Maciej Telszewski (IOCCP Project Director) at m.telszewski(at) .

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