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Looking for a job in the geosciences?

4 Apr

The General Assembly can be an excellent source of information for those of you looking for jobs or doctoral positions. Apart from the regularly updated online job postings, the Jobs & Education Market (Hall X, basement) provides a forum for young scientists to meet and chat with potential employers, and to get informed about available positions posted on the nearby notice boards.

The Jobs & Education Market area will also play host to a variety of presentations on work and study related topics.

Further, the EGU website has a newly launched jobs portal, which you may browse for jobs or doctoral positions. Employers may submit their job announcements free of charge here.

Panoramic view of the Austria Vienna Centre (source: Wikimedia)

Job opportunity at the EGU General Assembly

9 Jan

We are currently looking for science communication or science journalism students interested in working at the press office of the 2012 General Assembly, which is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 22-27 April. The students will be assisting the EGU press officer and the journalists at the press centre, and are expected to help organise and run press conferences. Other tasks include writing and/or editing for EGU Today, the daily newsletter at the General Assembly, and for GeoLog, the EGU blog.

This is a paid opportunity for science communication students to gain experience in the workings of a press office at a major scientific conference, and to interact with journalists, freelance science writers and public information officers. Similarly to other student assistants at the conference, the successful candidates will receive €8 per hour and will be given an extra €150 for travel and accommodation expenses.

The positions are open to University students or recent graduates in science communication, science writing or science journalism (preference will be given to postgraduate students). Applicants must have an expert command of English and good computer and Internet skills.

Applications should include
* Cover letter and CV (one page each) summarising relevant experience
* Two recent writing samples (published or unpublished, aimed at a general audience)

Application documents (in English) should be submitted by e-mail in a single file to Bárbara T. Ferreira, the EGU Media and Communications Officer ( Bárbara can also be contacted for informal enquiries.

The deadline for applications is 10 February 2012.

The EGU ( is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the geosciences and the planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. The EGU organises a General Assembly that attracts over 10,000 scientists each year, as well as reporters interested in hearing about the latest research in topics that range from volcanology and earthquakes to climate science, and from solar physics to planetary science.

New initiative from the EGU

19 Oct

In response to EGU members’ requests individually and at Town Hall meetings at the General Assemblies 2010 and 2011, the European Geosciences Union is trialling a mentoring scheme for members. Initially this will be for female mentees (mentors can be of either gender).

The mentoring scheme is designed so that face-to-face contact is not vital and is meant to be an enriching experience for both the mentor and mentee. Guidelines will be issued to both parties before the start of the mentoring process. You can be both a mentor and mentee in the same cycle of partnerships. Mentees can be from undergraduate level and above, mentors can be masters students and above. We encourage applications from mentors from all sectors of the Geosciences e.g. industry, government, academia.

To ensure your inclusion in this exciting initiative, please submit your details before the 31 October. The sign up forms for Mentors and Mentees are online. Information on the scheme is online via the EGU webpage. Mentoring partnerships will be provided with guidelines and agree a partnership contract concerning types and frequency of meetings and the topics to be covered.

We will try to consider all of your requests when assigning mentoring partnerships. If you have further questions, please email Jennifer Holden.

Job Opportunity at the EGU Executive Office

27 Sep

The EGU is seeking to appoint a Science Communications Fellow to start in January 2012. The successful candidate will work on the EGU Newsletter and assist the Media and Communications Officer in developing media-related and science information communications. The post is initially for six months and can be extended for a further six months.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Media and Communications Officer, Dr Barbara T. Ferreira (via email or on +49-89-2180-6703). Further information about EGU Fellowships can be found on the EGU website .

Applications should be submitted by email in a single file to Dr Barbara T. Ferreira.

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Vacancy at the EGU Office, Munich

4 May

The European Geosciences Union (EGU)
is seeking to appoint a

The EGU is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the geosciences and the planetary and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. The EGU has a General Assembly which attracts over 10,000 scientists each year, a diverse portfolio of 15 scientific journals which use an innovative “open access” format, a number of thematic meetings, and education and outreach activities.

The Media and Communications officer will coordinate media-related and science information communications between the EGU and its membership, the working media, and the public at large. Responsibilities include the set up and operation of a press office, development of a progressive communications plan for relevant scientific information display and dissemination, editorship of the EGU newsletter, and onward development and management of the EGU website and social media tools. Activities can involve the use of classic as well as new methods of disseminating media and interacting with the various stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have the following: an academic degree (e.g., MA, MSc, PhD), preferably in communication science, journalism, or the geosciences; professional experience in science journalism; evidence of ability to build a dynamic network of contacts within the EGU scientific community as well as in the working media; expert command of English.

The Media and Communications Officer will work under direction of the EGU Executive Secretary and the EGU Council. Work will take place in the EGU Office in Munich, Germany, with support of a computer programmer and a web developer. The position will be for three years initially, with a probation period of one year, and will be renewable for consecutive periods of three years. Remuneration is according to the German public service pay scale and can be up to E13 TV-L, depending on expertise and experience.

Applications should include

  • CV including a summary of relevant experience and expertise.
  • Letter of motivation and statement of vision for EGU Media and Communications (maximum two pages).
  • Contact details of three referees.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Philippe Courtial (email:

Applications should be submitted by email in a single file to Dr Philippe Courtial.

Review of applications will begin 1 June 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

A start date will be negotiated with the successful candidate and the position will preferably start within 3 months after interview.

Dr Philippe Courtial
EGU Executive Office
Luisenstr. 37
80333 Munich (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-6549

A pdf of the vacancy details (as above) is also available.

Have you visited the Job and Education Market at EGU GA 2011?

5 Apr

The Job and Education Market is Hall X [map (pdf)]. As part of the Job and Education Market there are presentations. The upcoming presentations are below:

Wed, 06 Apr, 13:30–14:00 JEM3: Borderless careers with Schlumberger

Wed, 06 Apr, 14:15–14:45 JEM6: Opportunity of a Lifetime with Saudi Aramco

Wed, 06 Apr, 15:00–15:30 GIS and the future job market

Please remember that the Job and Education Market is not just for young scientists, but for experienced professionals too. Some companies exhibiting are actively looking for mid-career scientists.

Jobs (and Education) at EGU GA 2011

22 Mar

There are several items at the General Assembly related to Jobs and Education this year. These are the Job and Education market, online job and CV postings and physical poster boards at the Austria Center Vienna itself.

Job and Education market
At the General Assembly there will again be a Job and Education market. This will be situated on the Blue level (basement) (Stage, M1–M9), a list of exhibitors can be found here. Some exhibitors are also making presentations during the General Assembly.

Online Job Posting
Job offers and CVs can be posted on the meeting In addition, job offers can also be posted on the General Assembly website. For this purpose, please see the Jobs and Education market page for details (and jobs already posted).

Poster Boards at the General Assembly
Regarding job applications and copies of CVs, poster boards will be available for postings. Please prepare your application also in A4 format. Details are available on the Jobs and Education market page.

EGGS Job listings
There is a Job Positions page on the EGGS (EGU Newsletter) website.

Other related events at the General Assembly
There is a Townhall Meeting related to careers TM4: Career Development: how can we integrate graduate and employer needs on Tuesday 05 April from 19:00 to 20:00 convened by Joanne Venus.

There are also Education and Outreach Symposia Sessions which relate to outreach and education at a variety of educational levels.

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