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

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Project Manager position - 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  by
April 15st, 2013 (tentatively)

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

The AWI coordinates the large-scale collaborative project PAGE 21
(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
(launched in November 2011) involves 18 research groups from various
European countries. The project website 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. His or her
scientific and administrative tasks will be to:

► assist the Coordinator by being the overall contact person towards the
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 dissemination purposes;
► advising the scientific coordinator on strategy, risk management,
conflict resolution and other key issues for the success of the project

Requirements: 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 until Oct.
31th 2015.

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.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter along with your
CV, credentials and two academic references electronically to Dr. Hugues
Lantuit ([hidden email]), Dr. Julia Boike ([hidden email])
and Prof. Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten ([hidden email]) until
March 28nd. Please cite the code 33/D/Geo-P in cover letter. You can
also send your application per post until March 28nd to:

Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research
PO Box 60 01 49
14401 Potsdam

Electronic applications are preferred.

The job interviews are scheduled to take place end of March/beginning of
April. The starting date is flexible, though the candidate would be
expected to start as soon as possible.
For additional information, please consult our homepage:

The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz
Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI
focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as
biology, oceanography, geology and geophysics thus allowing
multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.



Dr. Hugues Lantuit
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
Potsdam 14473

Tel: +49-331-288-2216
Fax: +49-331-288-2188
Cell:   +49-170-454-0677
email: [hidden email]

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