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[Met-jobs] Project Manager vacancy MPI-M 2011-21

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:32:29 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary
centre for climate research located in Hamburg, Germany. It has an
internationally recognised reputation in climate modelling. Within the
project MiKlip (Mittelfristige Klimaprognosen, Decadal Climate 
Prediction) by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research 
(BMBF) we are looking for a

Project Manager (m/f, SAS2011-21)

with a background in climate science and outstanding organisational and
communication skills. Within the Director's research group in the department
"The Ocean in the Earth System", the successful applicant will be in charge
of running the MiKlip office. MiKlip is a EUR20-million, 4-year national
project consisting of 35 individual sub-projects distributed over numerous
German research institutions. The MiKlip Project Manager will be in charge of
the organisational coordination of MiKlip.

The successful candidate will work closely with the team, also hosted by
MPI-M, that establishes, operates, uses, and improves the pre-operational
MiKlip central decadal prediction system. Improvements to the central
prediction system will arise from research across all of MiKlip, organised
through 4 Research Modules. The Project Manager will work with the MiKlip
coordinator and the Module coordinators to organise the assembly of the
Module deliverables and their exploitation in the central prediction system.
Moreover, the Project Manager will handle all communication across MiKlip at
large and between MiKlip and its partners and users.

A degree in a climate-related science is required; a Ph.D. and experience in
climate research or project management are desired. Further essential skills
are the ability and desire to work as part of a team and the ability to
communicate in both German and English to the funding body and the
participating scientists. Extensive domestic and some international travel
are part of the duties.

The MPI-M is located in the heart of one of Europe's most liveable and
vibrant cities.  It provides a highly international and interdisciplinary
environment for conducting scientific research as well as access to
state-of-the-art scientific facilities. For further information, please
contact the MiKlip coordinator, Prof. Jochem Marotzke
(jochem.marotzke(at), or Dr. Wolfgang Mueller
(wolfgang.mueller(at) Applications should be forwarded to the
address indicated below.

The positions are initially offered for three years starting immediately,
with the possibility of one year's extension. Payment will be in accordance
with German public service positions (TVoeD E13), including extensive social
security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and
duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of
Sciences and those of the German civil service. The Max Planck Institute for
Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientist and encourages
them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive
preferential status.

The selection process will start on 30 September 2011 and will continue until
the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references via E-Mail: (pdf-attachments max. 2 MB only), or by post to:
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Administration (2011-21)
Bundesstrasse 53
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany

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