Applications are invited for the position of Science Editor for the
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). IGBP is an international research programme that provides scientific knowledge to improve the sustainability of the living Earth (igbp.kva.se). Its 9-person Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.

The identified candidate will divide their time approximately 50:50 between: scientific liaison activities with several IGBP core science projects, and development of IGBP communications products under the guidance of the Communications Director.
Examples of our current suite of communication products are a Global Change Newsletter, e-mail bulletin, website, annual report, scientific reports and summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and press releases, which are designed to communicate impartial, policy-relevant science to a wide range of stakeholders (e.g., wider science community, the education sector, policy makers, the media and the public).
Selection criteria include: excellent editing and writing skills, fluency in spoken and written English, academic qualifications (pref. MSc or higher) in a relevant field of science, interest in global environmental change research, willingness to undertake some international travel, experience interacting with graphic designers, web skills, and experience communicating with scientific and lay audiences. Experience of interaction with policymakers and/or journalists an advantage. See http://www.igbp.net/page.php?pid=452 for position announcement and the IGBP Science Communication Strategy.

The individual will be appointed initially for a 3-year period and be an employee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Salary will be based on the salary structure of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (roughly equivalent to Swedish academic salary structure) and will consider the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

To apply send: c.v., a supporting statement of no more than 500 words, names and contact information for 3 references, and 3 examples of work that reflect your communication ability, to Charlotte Boss-Wilson at Comms@IGBP.kva.se. Review of
applications will begin on 6 February 2009.

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