|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Sat, 3 May 2014 09:24:23 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Communications Officer at the Climate Dynamics and Impact Unit (UDIC) and the Laboratory of the Atmosphere and Oceans (LAO). LOCATION IC3 Headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) is a climate research institute created in 2008 by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona, aiming at understanding climate variability and change at both global and regional improving predictions and projections, the dynamics and theory underlying those changes and the impact on society. Linked to these goals, IC3 works on understanding and simulating how global change modulates variability and change in society ecosystems to provide better climate services. IC3’s mandate is to become a leading international centre for climate research in Europe, with a regional focus on the Mediterranean area. IC3 aims to perform quality research on basic and applied climate sciences, while informing society and stakeholders on future climate risks. Working languages are English, Catalan and Spanish. More information about the IC3 activities is available from the following link: <www.ic3.cat> Within IC3, the Unit for Climate Dynamics and Impacts (UDIC), led by the ICREA research Professor Xavier Rodó, is devoted to the understanding of processes responsible for climate variability and the Unit is also particularly involved in the improvement of the knowledge and simulation of climate impacts, particularly the effects climate has on health, energy, food and the water cycle. The Laboratory for the Atmosphere and Oceans (LAO), led by the research Professor Josep Anton Morguí, is a research laboratory mainly devoted to the generation of new climate datasets of special relevance to understand climate variability, climate change and how the impacts of those changes affect societies and ecosystems. The two groups run a very ambitious monitoring program called CLIMADAT, funded by the “La Caixa” Foundation, that represents the first and unique large-scale attempt to date to understand greenhouse gases dynamics and their impacts on highly-sensitive ecosystems in Spain. The project, initially ran for 5 years, has established an unprecedented network of eight last-generation monitoring stations (<www.climadat.es>). We are now seeking for a highly skilled and pushing young communications officer, who can take the lead in communicating and disseminating the very main aspects of the project, together with the search of new partnerships and funding opportunities. description and main duties Contract for developing a communications plan and ongoing activities for the Climadat project, participate in the overall communications strategy of the UDIC Unit and LAO, and take the main responsibility in communicating results to the press and media. The applicant, as head of UDIC and LAO communications office, will prepare dissemination activities related to the goals of the contracting Units and if needed, also for IC3, in the field of climate research in addition to those specific to the CLIMADAT project. Fundraising seeking activities are also expected from the candidate and in this sense; the candidate must have skills and experience in mentoring search and in establishing partnerships and alliances with other centers, institutions, private firms and donors. The candidate is expected to also write regularly activity reports and technical justifications for the funding bodies. DESIRED SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS PhD in climate sciences or similar is mandatory. Ideal candidates will have several of the following attributes: - Proven capacity and previous experience of at least 3 years in a similar position is required. If experience is less, the candidate will be not considered for the job post. - Fluent English is a mandatory requirement that the candidate should demonstrate presenting the corresponding diplomas, while fluency in Spanish and Catalan will be also valued. - Flexibility in travelling around Spain to visit the CLIMADAT network and interact with the local stakeholders and media is a requirement, as well as availability to visit foreign institutions. - Capacity to write proposals, manuscripts and to work with other colleagues in a highly collaborative environment will be valued. CONDITIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES The position is opened for 12 months with a possibility for extension for a second year depending on performance. The position will start preferably in May 2014 or as soon as possible after that date. The salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary complements will be possible in connection with private funds raised by the candidate. Selected final candidates should ask for two letters of recommendation from former employers. Possibility for an immediate incorporation will be strongly considered. To apply, please send and email to <email@example.com> with your CV and a letter of intent describing the interests of the candidate and how she/he intends to develop the communication activities and the following subject “UDIC and LAO Communications Officer”.
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