Job Announcement - Project Manager - EU project “Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century (PAGE21)”

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Job Announcement - Project Manager - EU project “Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century (PAGE21)”


The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI),
Department of Periglacial Research in Potsdam, is seeking to appoint a
project manager by September,1 2011 for the EU project PAGE21 “Changing
Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century”.
Candidatures are accepted until July 15th.

The AWI will be coordinating the large-scale collaborative project
PAGE21 (Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the
21st Century (PAGE21)” which aims to understand and quantify the
vulnerability of permafrost environments to a changing global climate,
and to investigate the feedback mechanisms associated with increasing
greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost zones. This 4 year programme
(expected to be launched in November 2011) involves 18 research groups
from various European countries. The project description can be found at:

Job description:
Due to the organizational structure and the scientific complexity of
PAGE21, we are seeking applications for a full-time Project Manager (PM;
f/m). The PM will regularly report to the Coordinator (Hans-Wolfgang
Hubberten). His or her scientific and administrative tasks will be to:

► assist the Coordinator by being the overall contact person towards the
European Commission on scientific matters and reporting, and serve as
the link for communication between the partners and the Commission on
scientific, administrative and financial matters;
► project management of the scientific work programme, including
preparation of periodic progress reports for the European Commission and
follow-up of deliverables;
► administrative and financial coordination of the consortium, including
gathering reports from partners and monitoring expenditure against
budgets, ensuring that the contract and consortium agreement are
correctly implemented and examining possible contract amendments;
► organising consortium and committee meetings and taking an active role
in these; assist the organizers of the EPOCA training workshops;
► assist with project communication, meeting and workshops, as well as
any action for training and dissemina-tion purposes;
► advising the scientific coordinator on strategy, risk management,
conflict resolution and other key issues for the success of the project

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a PhD or Masters degree in
permafrost research or a related subject (This is however not formally
required) and experience in the management of a research project. The
candidate will have excellent negotiation and communication skills, and
a flexible management style, with the capacity to work effectively in
collaboration with the staff of the AWI administration and with members
of the consortium. The candidate will also have an excellent command of
English. Knowledge of German would be a plus. Experience with EU
management software would be an asset.

Length of contract: The position is funded on the basis of a fixed term
contract for 50 months.

Salary: Payment will be in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag für
den öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD,

For further information, please contact Dr. Hugues Lantuit
([hidden email], Phone: +49 331-288-2216), Dr. Julia Boike
([hidden email], Phone: +49 331-288-2119) or Prof. Hans-Wolfgang
Hubberten ([hidden email]).

The AWI is aiming to increase the number of female employees within the
scientific staff and is especially inviting qualified female scientists
to apply for the position. Disabled applicants with identical technical
and personal suitability will be preferentially selected, please see our
notification on our homepage under job offers / jobs.

The AWI supports balanced work-life career development via a variety of
The job will be based at the AWI in Potsdam. The institute is located on
a historical campus surrounded by trees nearby the city centre. The city
of Potsdam is more than 1,000 years old and is located along the banks
of the Havel River and the surrounding lakes. Potsdam is known for its
splendid baroque architecture, its preserved palaces, gardens, and
numerous monuments as well as a scientific environment which is
unparalleled in all of Germany. It has a vibrant cultural scene and is
family-friendly, having been voted the best city to raise children in
Germany. The city is only a couple of minutes away from Berlin and its
cultural scene.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter along with your
CV, credentials and two academic references. Please cite the code
49/D-Geo-P in cover letter and send your application until July 15th,
2011 to: Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, PO Box
60 01 49, 14401 Potsdam

The job interviews are scheduled to take place on the 3rd of August, 2011.

For additional information, please consult our homepage:


Dr. Hugues Lantuit
International Permafrost Association Secretariat
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine research (AWI)
Research section Potsdam

Telegrafenberg A43
Potsdam 14473

Tel: +49-331-288-2216
Fax: +49-331-288-2188
Cell:   +49-160-9949-2282
email: [hidden email]
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