Position Available: Executive Director, PAGES


PAGES coordinates and promotes past global change research. Its primary objective is to improve our understanding of past changes in the Earth system in order to obtain better projections of future climate and environment, and inform strategies for sustainability. PAGES serves the paleoscience community by supporting and facilitating international and interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration in the paleo-environmental sciences.

PAGES is funded by the Swiss and US National Science Foundations and NOAA. It is a designated core project of Future Earth and has a scientific partnership with WCRP.

The new Executive Director will coordinate the PAGES project and run the International Project Office in Bern, Switzerland, taking over from our outgoing Executive Director, Thorsten Kiefer.

Successful candidates will have a substantive research record in past global change science, possess broad interdisciplinary knowledge of past global change science and its application to sustainability research, be experienced in international scientific collaboration, and demonstrate the ability to lead an interdisciplinary, internationally distributed scientific community. Fluency in spoken and written English is required. German would be an advantage.

To apply:

For further information on the role, PAGES, and the application procedure please refer to the Position Description at: www.pages-igbp.org/download/docs/jobs/exec-dir-pd.pdf

The closing date for applications is 26 July 2015.