The ESSAC Office at the University Plymouth (UK) is seeking the next ESSAC Science Coordinator:

  • Full-time position for a fixed term of 2 years commencing 1 January 2018.
  • Salary from £33,518 to £47,722 pa – Grade 7/8

Deadline to apply: Tuesday 31 October 2017

ESSAC is the ECORD Science Support and Advisory Committee and is responsible for the scientific and technological planning and coordination of Europe’s contribution to IODP. During the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019 the ESSAC Office will be located at the University of Plymouth, UK, and supervised by the ESSAC Chair (Prof. Antony Morris).

The ESSAC Science Coordinator will be expected to manage the activities of the ESSAC Office. The role will be wide ranging, from the day-to-day management of the Office to communication with ESSAC delegates, the wider European, Japanese and US science communities and national funding agencies. You will assist in outreach activities, and will be expected to take the lead in preparing scientific reports that detail ECORD scientific participation and general science activities in IODP. You will act as full-time scientific secretary to the ESSAC Chair and, when requested, ECORD Council. You will attend meetings with the ESSAC Chair. Depending upon circumstances, you may have some time to be actively involved in academic research, including in IODP science themes.

You should have a background in Earth Sciences with a PhD degree, be fluent in English and have excellent (verbal and written) communication skills. Experience in management and science communication is required and the ability to function in a multidisciplinary research environment is essential. Initiative, flexibility and professional autonomy are important assets. You should ideally be able to work in a multilingual environment.

For further information, please contact Prof. Antony Morris –

Formal application is online and should include a statement explaining why the job of Science Coordinator interests you, a CV, the names and contact details of three referees, and a publication list.