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[Met-jobs] Center for Climate Systems Modeling / ETH Zurich — Executive Director

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Date Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:36:17 +0000

Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) / ETH Zurich — Executive Director 

The Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) is a joint competence center 
between ETH Zurich, MeteoSwiss, Empa, WSL and Agroscope. C2SM brings together 
more than 30 research groups from the partner institutions with the objective 
to foster climate research, to refine and exploit a hierarchy of climate and 
climate-related models, to support and lead the analysis of climate data sets, 
and to prepare for and assist in the use of high-performance computers. We are 
recruiting per March 1, 2016 or by mutual agreement the Center’s

Executive Director (80 – 100%)

We are looking for a leader who will assume responsibility for managing the 
center and its staff and to implement the strategic goals provided by the 
Scientific Steering Committee. The core tasks of the director are (i) to 
coordinate the C2SM community and to build networks among the partners and to 
the outside, (ii) to manage the staff of C2SM, (iii) to support and manage the 
research projects within the center, and (iv) to organize outreach and training 
activities. Of particular importance is the ability of the person to work in a 
cross-institutional environment, and to support new joint research activities. 
The initial appointment at ETH is for 5 years, with the potential to extend the 
contract. This position offers an internationally competitive salary in a 
world-wide leading and stimulating environment.

The candidate should have a doctoral degree in climate sciences or a closely 
related discipline, experience in using and/or developing climate models, and 
he/she should have demonstrable leadership, communication and management 
skills, experience with collaborative networks and a keen interest in outreach. 
A working knowledge of German is desirable.

For further information please contact Prof. Nicolas Gruber (chair of C2SM) by 
e-mail ( and visit also the center’s website:

Applications should be submitted online 
( with attention to: ETH 
Zürich, Mr. Olivier Meyrat, Human Resources, 8092 Zurich. Please include a 
letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information of 3 
references. Evaluation of applications will begin by January 31st, 2016.

Isabelle Bey
Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM)
ETH Zurich
Office: +41 44 632 79 15 
Cell phone: +41 79 593 87 51

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