[ES_JOBS_NET] iLEAPS Executive Officer, Nanjing University China
Megan L. Melamed
megan at igacproject.org
Thu Sep 25 06:55:38 MDT 2014
Apologies for cross-posting!
iLEAPS invites applications for the position of Executive Officer (EO) at
the international project office (IPO) hosted by the Nanjing University
(NJU) in China since 2015.
The EO will be based at the IPO hosted by NJU and the Jiangsu Provincial
Collaborative Innovation Center for Climate Change (CIC3) in Nanjing,
China. NJU, one of the C9 League universities under the direct supervision
of the Ministry of Education in China, is a comprehensive research
university with a wide disciplinary range (http://www.nju.edu.cn). The EO
will be assisted by at least one scientific officer and one project officer.
IPO will be responsible for:
1) assisting in planning and implementation of research, literature and
people database management, training activities etc.
2) actively promoting communication within the iLEAPS scientific community
across the globe
3) assembling information about appropriate training courses, summer
schools etc and disseminating this information to the iLEAPS community
4) assisting the SSC in assembling and synthesizing information related to
As the leading officer of the IPO, besides the above-listed
responsibilities, the Executive Officer's additional tasks include:
· Managing the project and its national and international affairs on a
day to day basis
· Leading and overseeing the project implementation in due
consideration of the decisions of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)
and the formal frame provided by the host institution/s
· Liaising with the parent programs (IGBP until 2015 and FUTURE EARTH
later) and the host institution as well as with any other relevant national
or international bodies or supporting partners, including funders on
national and international level
· Establishing and overseeing iLEAPS stakeholder engagement activities
to implement a co-design approach for future land-atmosphere-society
· Providing guidance in establishing meaningful support structures,
strategic partnerships and networks for the project as a whole, incl.
assistance and advise in Regional Node affairs
The EO will be appointed by NJU for a 2-year period and the appointment can
be extended after evaluation.
A successful candidate should hold a PhD in the field of geosciences,
atmospheric sciences, or environmental science. He/she is expected to a
have genuine interest in science-driven management and networking, a
strong scientific record, interest in interdisciplinary perspectives of
iLEAPS-related research, strong organizational skills, proven communication
skills and ability to work independently, yet in respectful collaboration
with others. Experience in working at the interface between natural and
social sciences or at the interface of science and policy or other
end-users of science is an advantage. He/she is supposed to have excellent
command of written and spoken English and be prepared to conduct worldwide
The position should be filled as soon as possible, preferably by December
2014. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
Letters of application should contain the applicant’s CV including a list
of publications and relevant experience, his/hers vision for the work (1
page), and contact details of 3 referees.
Any queries about this position should be addressed to Prof. Aijun Ding at
Nanjing University (dingaj at nju.edu.cn).
Deadline for application: 31 October 2014.
Full information about the position at www.ileaps.org
With best regards,
iLEAPS International Project Office
Department of Physics
PO Box 48 (Erik Palménin aukio 1)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
E-mail: ipo at ileaps.org
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