Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Science Officer Position at DIVERSITAS International Headquarters

DIVERSITAS (, the international biodiversity science programme, is seeking a Science Officer for its International Secretariat located in Paris, to lead the implementation of its bioDISCOVERY core project on “Assessing, monitoring and predicting biodiversity change”.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual committed to an inter-disciplinary approach to biodiversity science. The position is ideal for a person interested in science, policy and scientific administration.

Required: Ph.D. and experience in a biodiversity related field. Excellent interpersonal abilities. Excellent English skills are required; French language skills are a plus.

Duties include:

1) Synthetic scientific activities such as writing overview articles, editing books;

2) Management activities such as organising and leading workshops; liaising with international conventions; fund raising.

Employers are CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and DIVERSITAS

Position starts late 2009. Appointment is for one year, renewable. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications (CV and three references) by 15 September and Inquiries via email to Dr. A. Larigauderie:

More information on DIVERSITAS at:

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