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[Met-jobs] Science Officer at the IPCC WGI Technical Support Unit, University of Bern, Switzerland

From Gian-Kasper Plattner <>
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:10:48 +0100

Working Group I Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of

Science Officer (IPCC WGI TSU)

The level of employment is at 100% (part-time employment may be possible upon negotiation)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently preparing the Fifth Assessment Report. The WG I Technical Support Unit, which manages the organizational and administrative activities of the Working Group dealing with the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change, is hosted by the University of Bern, Switzerland.

The Science Officer will be working closely with the Director of Science of the TSU, assisting in specific science-related activities of the TSU, including the preparation and review of the contribution of Working Group I to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report to be completed in 2013. 

•	PhD in natural science, preferably in one of the following fields: climate physics, atmosphere or ocean sciences, chemistry, biogeochemistry, or a related subject;
•	scientific publications in refereed journals, excellence in report writing and editing;
•	high degree of motivation and ability to work in a team with a common long-term goal;
•	experience in planning, organising and executing multi-task problems; 
•	outstanding social skills and capability to interact with the international science community; 
•	excellent written and spoken fluency in English at the science level; 
•	stress-resistance and ability to work precisely and effectively under severe time constraints; 

Employment and Salary:
This is a fixed term position until December 2013. Employment is through the University of Bern at the salary level equivalent to Project Manager IX. Start of the appointment is March 1, 2012 or upon negotiation.

Please send your application, in English, consisting of a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and contact details of three referees, to IPCC WGI TSU, University of Bern, Zähringerstrasse 25, 3012 Bern, Switzerland, preferentially in electronic format as one pdf file to Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Gian-Kasper Plattner, Deputy Head, Director of Science, IPCC WGI TSU (; tel. +41 (0)31 631 56 22). 

Dr. Gian-Kasper Plattner
Deputy Head, Director of Science
IPCC Working Group I TSU          
University of Bern                           ph:  +41 31 631 56 22
Zaehringerstrasse 25                         fx:  +41 31 631 56 15
3012 Bern, Switzerland                 
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