[ASC-list] Another job in Sweden
SEliott at aussmc.org
Thu Jan 22 04:22:40 UTC 2009
IGBP is advertising a second sci comm job based in Stockholm. Reply to Charlotte Boss‐Wilson (Comms at IGBP.kva.se) if you’re interested.
Science Editor for the International Geosphere‐Biosphere Programme
Applications are invited for the position of Science Editor for the International Geosphere‐
Biosphere Programme (IGBP). IGBP is an international research programme that provides
scientific knowledge to improve the sustainability of the living Earth (www.igbp.kva.se/). Its 9‐
person Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
The identified candidate will divide their time approximately 50:50 between: scientific liaison
activities with several IGBP core science projects, and development of IGBP communications
products under the guidance of the Communications Director. Examples of our current suite of
communication products are a Global Change Newsletter, e‐mail bulletin, website, annual report,
scientific reports and summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and press releases, which are
designed to communicate impartial, policy‐relevant science to a wide range of stakeholders (e.g.,
wider science community, the education sector, policy makers, the media and the public).
Selection criteria include: excellent editing and writing skills, fluency in spoken and written
English, academic qualifications (pref. MSc or higher) in a relevant field of science, interest in
global environmental change research, willingness to undertake some international travel,
experience interacting with graphic designers, web skills, and experience communicating with
scientific and lay audiences. Experience of interaction with policymakers and/or journalists an
advantage. See http://www.igbp.net/page.php?pid=452 for position announcement and the
IGBP Science Communication Strategy.
The individual will be appointed initially for a 3‐year period and be an employee of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences. Salary will be based on the salary structure of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences (roughly equivalent to Swedish academic salary structure) and will
consider the qualifications and experience of the candidate. To apply send: c.v., a supporting
statement of no more than 500 words, names and contact information for 3 references, and 3
examples of work that reflect your communication ability, to Charlotte Boss‐Wilson at
Comms at IGBP.kva.se. Review of applications will begin on 6 February 2009.
Dr Susannah Eliott
Chief Executive Officer
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