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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NORWAY: NAMMCO is seeking a Scientific Secretary



Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø, Norway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Scientific Secretary -  Vacancy  The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO), based in Tromsø in northern Norway, has an opening for a Scientific Secretary from January 2013. The Scientific Secretary is responsible for planning, coordinating and participating in the work of the NAMMCO Scientific Committee and its associated Working Groups. A large part of the work will require report writing and also editing and collating scientific publications.


This position requires an experienced scientist with a good background in wildlife or fisheries biology. Research experience in or knowledge of marine mammal biology, including knowledge of survey methods and population biology in the context of sustainable management, is highly desirable. Participation in scientific projects of direct relevance to NAMMCO is encouraged where feasible. A higher degree is preferred, and excellent spoken and written English are essential. A working knowledge of a Scandinavian language is desirable but not essential. The person filling this position should be prepared to travel extensively for meetings within the member countries for up to some several weeks each year (e.g. 10 weeks), have good leadership qualities and be able to work confidently alone as well as in a team. The Secretariat is small, and teamwork is important as well as flexibility.


The position attracts an international standard salary based on the ICSC-UN professional scale, with generous private pension scheme, as well as assistance in relocation expenses, and 6 weeks annual vacation with paid travel to the home country annually if desired. The initial appointment will be for 3 years on contract, and may be renewable.


For further details on the job description and other information, please contact the General Secretary of NAMMCO on christina@nammco.no or call +47 77687372, and check out the website on www.nammco.no to learn more about the work of this international organisation and its goals and affiliations.


Please send your application, marked “confidential” together with your curriculum vitae detailing qualifications, work experience and publications, and the names, affiliations and contact details of three referees to the General Secretary, NAMMCO, Postboks 6453, 21-23 Sykehusveien 21-23, N-9294 Tromsø, Norway, or electronically directly to christina@nammco.no to reach NAMMCO latest 12th November 2012. All applications will be acknowledged.


Dr Christina Lockyer, General Secretary

North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission – NAMMCO

P.O. Box 6453

Sykehusveien 21-23

N-9294 Tromsø

Norway

Tel:  +47 77687372  Fax:  +47 77687374  Skype: nammco1

E-mail: christina.lockyer@nammco.no

Website: www.nammco.no


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NORWAY: NAMMCO is seeking a Scientific Secretary

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