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International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

Applications are invited for the post of General Secretary of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The post, which will become vacant on 31 January 2012, is based at the Council's headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

ICES, the world's oldest intergovernmental scientific organisation, promotes and co-ordinates marine research pertaining to living resources and their environment, publishes the results of this research, and provides scientific information and advice for the management of fisheries and the marine environment.

While ICES is proud of its rich tradition of excellence in marine science, it is continuously changing to keep pace with modern needs. These changes involve broadening participation in ICES activities, developing new scientific programmes, tailoring scientific advice to meet changing user needs, and modernising infrastructure that supports the ICES scientific community. The General Secretary needs to be a dynamic leader of such changes.

E-mail applications, including curriculum vitae and references, should be submitted to no later than Thursday 31 March 2011. Additional information about the post may be obtained from the General Secretary Gerd Hubold at .