[ES_JOBS_NET] [Job, Munich] Science Policy Fellow at European Geosciences Union

Barbara Ferreira media at egu.eu
Mon Feb 16 04:11:58 MST 2015

Dear all,

Some of the members of this list may be interest in a
science-policy job opportunity at the Executive Office of the European
Geosciences Union (EGU), in Munich, Germany. The details are below. The E13
TV-L pay scale means that the successful applicant would get about
€42k/year (gross salary) in the first year, with a raise in subsequent

Feel free to reach me with any questions you might have. If you know anyone
who could be interested but is not on this list, it would be great if you
could pass the vacancy details along to them.

The job ad is also available online at

Best wishes,

*Job opportunity at the EGU Executive Office: **Science Policy Fellow*

The EGU (http://www.egu.eu/) is a non-profit geosciences organisation
dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space
sciences. The Union has more than 11,000 members and organises a General
Assembly that attracts over 12,000 scientists each year as well as a number
of thematic meetings, and education and outreach activities. It publishes a
diverse portfolio of 16 scientific journals that use an innovative
open-access format.

EGU Fellowships offer young scientists the opportunity to gain experience
in science management and communication in a large scientific union through
a targeted assignment at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany.
Fellows are strategically deployed to develop new initiatives and
capabilities for long-term use by the EGU. Fellowships last one year and
are subject to a probation period of six months.

In 2015, we intend to appoint a fellow to develop the Union’s science
policy programme, which is aimed at building bridges between geoscientists
and European policymakers, engaging the EGU membership with public policy,
and informing decision makers about the Earth, planetary and space
sciences. The fellow will be tasked with mapping out policy opportunities
for the EGU, setting up a pairing scheme between EGU researchers and
members of the European Parliament, writing information briefings, and
developing training and networking events for scientists to engage with
policy making.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree (e.g. MA, MSc,
PhD), preferably in geosciences, experience in communicating with
policymakers, and knowledge of policymaking at the European level.
Candidates should have an expert command of English, excellent
interpersonal and organisational skills and must be able to work
independently and as part of a team.

The fellow will be based at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany
(with short stays in Brussels), and will work under the direction of the
EGU Media and Communications Manager, the EGU Executive Secretary and the
EGU Policy Working Group starting in June 2015. Remuneration is according
to the German public service pay scale and can be up to E13 TV-L, depending
on expertise and experience.

*Application materials*
* Letter of motivation (1 page) and CV (2 pages)
* Statement of vision for EGU science policy activities (1 page)
* Two writing samples that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to
communicate with policymakers
* Contact details of two referees

*Please note that only complete applications, with all required materials
in English, will be accepted.*

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to the Media and
Communications Manager, Bárbara Ferreira (media at egu.eu, +49-89-2180-6703).
Applications should be addressed to Bárbara Ferreira and Philippe Courtial
and be submitted by e-mail in a single file to vacancy at egu.eu by *24 March

Dr. Bárbara Ferreira, Media and Communications Manager

European Geosciences Union (EGU)
EGU Executive Office
Luisenstrasse 37
80333 Munich, Germany

Contact: +49 (0)89 2180-6703, media at egu.eu

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