Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


apecs logo webcsm GermanArcticOffice Logo CMYK 300dpi 468c0c2589AWI WortBildmarke Farbe RGBWe are announcing an exciting opportunity to work as project manager in the APECS International Directorate and the German Arctic Office at AWI!

The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals. The AWI invites applications for a Project Manager to support its German Arctic Office and the APECS International Directorate Office, both based at the AWI research center in Potsdam, Germany.

You will be a member of both offices at AWI Potsdam, working 50% for the German Arctic Office and 50% for the APECS International Directorate Office. Your tasks will include but are not limited to: (1) supporting and assisting both offices in the management of projects and events including their planning, coordination and implementation; (2) helping with the communication and public relations of both offices, including assisting with the websites and social media and the development of promotional materials; (3) handling of administrative tasks for both offices including the maintenance of mailing lists and various financial and accounting tasks and reporting.

Application Deadline: 27 June 2018

The position is full-time and limited to two years. Please note that excellent written and oral German and English language skills are needed for this position.

More information about the requirements and the full position description are available in this PDF or on the AWI website.


About the German Arctic Office and APECS:

German Arctic Office: Established by AWI January 2017, in consultation with the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the German Arctic Office serves as an information and cooperation platform for German stakeholders from science, politics and industry. The office advises the Federal Government on Arctic issues and fosters Germany's participation in the Arctic Council's scientific activities. The German Arctic Office initiates and organizes national Arctic meetings and events in cooperation with partners from science, politics and industry, and supports the federal government in the representation of German Arctic research and policy at international conferences.

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS): APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interest in Polar and Alpine Regions and the wider cryosphere. APECS aims to 1) create a network of polar researchers across disciplines and national boundaries to meet, share ideas and experiences, and develop new research directions and collaborations; 2) provide the opportunity for career development for both traditional and alternative polar and cryosphere professions; c) promote education and outreach as an integral component of polar research and to stimulate future generations of polar researchers. The International Directorate Office of the organization is funded and hosted by the AWI in Potsdam.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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