[ES_JOBS_NET] European Geosciences Union job opportunity: Science Policy Officer [Munich, Germany]
media at egu.eu
Mon Oct 24 07:22:12 MDT 2016
Interested in communicating science to policy makers and building bridges
between researchers and decision makers? We have a new opening for a
Science Policy Officer at the Executive Office of the European Geosciences
Union, located in the beautiful city of Munich. The job ad is available on
I am also copying it below.
For those of you unfamiliar with the German public sector pay scale, the
equivalent to a post-doc salary in Germany, or about 44k EUR gross.
Feel free to distribute the ad, and to reach me if you have any questions
about the position.
*Job opportunity at the EGU Executive Office: Science Policy Officer*
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 17 scientific journals that use an innovative
We are looking to hire a Science Policy Officer to continue developing the
EGU’s 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 officer will be tasked with mapping out policy
opportunities for the EGU, setting up links between EGU members and
European decision makers, and developing training and networking events for
scientists to engage with policy.
The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree (e.g. MA, MSc),
preferably in the geosciences or related scientific disciplines or in
public policy, 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. Non-European
nationals are eligible to apply, provided they have some knowledge of the
European decision-making system.
The officer will be based at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany,
and is expected to do occasional trips to Brussels. The successful
candidate will work under the direction of the EGU Media and Communications
Manager, the EGU Executive Secretary and the EGU Policy Working Group
starting in January or February 2017. Remuneration is according to the
German public service pay scale and can be up to E13 TV-L, depending on
expertise and experience.
Letter of motivation (1 page)
CV (2 pages)
Two writing samples that demonstrate ability to communicate with
Please note that only complete applications, with all required materials in
English, will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for a
1-page statement of vision for EGU science policy activities and contact
details of two referees.
Informal enquiries about this position can be made to the EGU 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 *15
Dr. Bárbara Ferreira, Media and Communications Manager
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
EGU Executive Office
80333 Munich, Germany
Contact: +49 (0)89 2180-6703, media at egu.eu
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