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Position: Scientific Project Coordinator (f/m/d)
Institution: Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duties: The successful applicant will be responsible for project management and coordination. Tasks include the coordination of the specific simulation and analysis activities to help a diverse and international team achieve their ambitious goals for the project
Requirements: A PhD and postdoctoral research experience in the broader field of Earth System Science; Formal training in aspects of project management. e.g., agile methods such as scrums will be employed extensively in NextGEMS and familiarity with these methods is highly desired; An ability and desire to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively in spoken and written English, and an ability to travel throughout Europe, is required; Excellent communication and organizational skills, initiative and an ability to work independently; Experience in coordination and management of international collaborative projects, and an open approach to conflict resolution
   
Text: The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for cli-mate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. It is one of the premier climate science research institutes in the world. Located in the heart of one of Europe’s most livable and vibrant cities it provides a highly international and interdisciplinary environment for conducting scientific research as well as access to state of the art scientific facilities. Subject to the official approval of the Grant Agreement by the European Commission, the MPI-M is now opening a position for a Scientific Project Coordinator (f/m/d; W087) in the H2020 project NextGEMS - Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (GA 101003470; 2021 - 2025). NextGEMS will develop and apply a new generation of Storm-Resolving Earth System Models (SR-ESMs) to the study of anthropogenic cli-mate change. The successful applicant will be responsible for project management and coordination. Tasks include the coordination of the specific simulation and analysis activities to help a diverse and international team achieve their ambitious goals for the project. Excellent organizational skills, a capacity to understand the scientific and technical issues that pace the progress of the project, and an ability to organize activities designed to over-come hurdles that hinder progress are expected. The successful applicant will addi-tionally be responsible for documenting and reporting project results, initiating measures to ameliorate risks, and for communication across the project, with its stake-holders, and the EU commission (its funding agency). Requirements:  A PhD and postdoctoral research experience in the broader field of Earth System Science.  Formal training in aspects of project management. e.g., agile methods such as scrums will be employed extensively in NextGEMS and familiarity with these meth-ods is highly desired.  An ability and desire to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively in spoken and written English, and an ability to travel throughout Europe, is required.  Excellent communication and organizational skills, initiative and an ability to work independently.  Experience in coordination and management of international collaborative projects, and an open approach to conflict resolution. Selection criteria The selection criteria will value the qualifications, the experience and the ability of the candidates to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined above. A selection panel will be established for this purpose. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientist and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status. Employment conditions  The position is available from June 2021 for 51 months.  Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD E13 or E14 according to the applicant’s qualifications), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service. How to submit your application for this post Please submit: - A cover letter - A detailed curriculum vitae - The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references By uploading the documents as pdf files (word or other file formats will not be processed) in our online Webtool: https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mhmt/perso/mpim_w087.nsf/application Deadline for applying This vacancy has been opened on 24th of March 2021. A first cut-off date for the collection of the applications is foreseen on 25th of April 2021. For further information, please contact Dr Daniel Klocke (daniel.klocke(at)mpi-met.mpg.de). Do not forward your application to these email addresses; the application needs to be submitted through the online Webtool (see link above).
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