7 mar 2017 arctic sea ice extentThe Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) announces a vacant position for a Project Manager to manage the activities of APPLICATE and INTERACT projects. 

The successful candidate will work on managing the UiT tasks focused primarily on training and outreach activities that complement APECS activities within the recently funded Horizon 2020 EU projects APPLICATE (Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: Modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with ArctiC ClimATE change) and INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic). The tasks will include, but are not limited to, organizing a Summer School, the development of an Online Course, and other online training resources for APPLICATE as well as developing a fieldwork planning handbook and a practical field guide for INTERACT. The candidate will support and work with a group of volunteers as part of the project tasks. As part of the distributed APECS International Directorate Office, the candidate will also at times contribute to other APECS activities as needed.

The opportunity is a temporary full-time position until 30 April 2019 in the Research Department of The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics. The period of appointment may be extended. The Project Manager will be located and employed at UiT in Tromsø, Norway. Additionally, the project manager will hold the title of “APECS Project Officer” within the APECS International Directorate Office. APECS and UiT will collaborate on UiT tasks in the APPLICATE and INTERACT projects. The APECS Executive Director will supervise the candidate remotely from the APECS International Directorate office location at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Potsdam, Germany.

The application deadline is 5 May 2017. The detailed position announcement and more information on how to apply can be found here.

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