Future Earth seeks Research Liaison Officers

April 9, 2015 Future Earth seeks Research Liaison Officers

As the Future Earth Globally Distributed Secretariat begins to take shape, shop the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has initiated the search for a Research Liaison Officer for the Swedish Global Hub of the Future Earth Secretariat. The deadline for applications is 10 May 2015.

Initially, order Future Earth is seeking 3-5 Research Liaison Officers for its newly established distributed Secretariat. You will get further information about the position at the Swedish hub as well as the other hubs located in Paris (France), Montreal (Canada), Boulder (USA), and Tokyo (Japan) on the Future Earth website.

More information about the position at the Stockholm-based hub

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences seeks individuals with a PhD in a subject relevant or close to the topics central to the vision of Future Earth who have experience in both research and some research coordination. Candidates with experience in sustainability and environmental research from a trans-disciplinary perspective will be encouraged.

The Global Research Liaison Officers will work as part of a globally distributed Research Enabling Team to be the point of entry, exchange, dialogue and feedback between the Secretariat and the research communities in their joint pursuit of the Future Earth agenda.

Start date will be as soon as practical upon selection of a candidate.

The full job announcement is advertised on the website of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.


The Future Earth initiative

Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. It emerges out of a prestigious 30 year global environmental change programme and as such, comprises a number of established research projects that have been creating critical knowledge that is driving understanding of the need for transformation to global sustainability.

Future Earth will be served by a globally distributed Secretariat that uniquely encompasses five Global Hubs located in five different countries, connected through a dynamic, networked structure. This will include Regional Hubs and partners. The distributed model unites a diversity of perspectives, stakeholders and geographical locations. The Secretariat will work through virtual teams that ensure that this diversity of perspective and global reach is a daily reality.