IPCC seeks Science officer for WG II Technical Support Unit

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Organisation: Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (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, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in its Sixth Assessment cycle. The Working Group II (WGII Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability), is advertising for the position of a Science Officer in the WGII Technical Support Unit (TSU). The WGII TSU provides the scientific, technical and organisational support of the activities and products of the Working Group and is hosted by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremen, Germany.

  • You will provide science support to the WGII Co-Chairs and TSU in the science-related activities of the TSU, including assistance to author teams and TSU in the production of the WGII contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
  • You will work closely with the Head of TSU and the Science Advisor to the Co-Chairs, as well as the science, graphics and communications teams of the TSU
  • You will report to the Director of Science
  • PhD or MA in health, social sciences, economics, sustainable development, governance, or other disciplines at the science policy interface, preferably with a focus on climate change
  • Experience in scientific report writing, reviewing and editing
  • Proficient in written and spoken English at science level
  • Motivation to work in a small international team with a common long-term goal;
  • Ability to plan, organise and execute complex multi-task problems;
  • Outstanding social skills and capability to interact with the international science community
  • High degree of stress-resistance and ability to work precisely and effectively under severe time constraints
  • Willingness to travel nationally and overseas as needed