The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is an international non-governmental organization whose vision is to advance international ocean research, within and across disciplines, by stimulating international cooperation in ocean sciences. More information about SCOR can be found at www.scor-int.org.
SCOR is governed by an Executive Committee that currently includes 10 members: (1) 6 officers elected from among national SCOR committees, (2) 3 presidents (or their designees) of other parts of SCOR’s parent organization (the International Council for Science) that have interests in ocean science, and 1 member appointed by the Executive Committee to add expertise to the committee, currently in geology. More information about the SCOR Executive Committee and its composition can be found at http://www.scor-int.org/SCOR_ExComm.htm. SCOR rules allow the addition of one additional member to the Executive Committee to further improve the balance of membership on the committee.
At the 2017 annual SCOR meeting, the Executive Committee decided to add an early-career scientist to the committee, to add perspectives from younger scientists to SCOR discussions.
Job Description: The early-career scientist will have the same responsibilities as other SCOR Executive Committee members (see http://scor-int.org/EC_Job_Descriptions.pdf). The duties of SCOR Executive Committee Members require a few hours each week for responding to emails and reviewing documents, as well as participation in one in-person meeting per year, the annual SCOR meeting. SCOR will pay for the travel costs related to the SCOR meeting. The term of appointment will be for two years.
Requirements: Applicants should be no more than 10 years post-Ph.D. or 40 years of age, and be should affiliated to an ocean science organization, institution or government agency. Applicants should have good communication skills in English, both speaking and writing.
Application and Review Process: Applicants should submit (1) the below form, (2) a short CV, and (3) two reference letters by 23:00 GMT on 31 March 2018. The SCOR Executive Committee will make a selection by 30 April 2018.
Application Form for Early-Career Scientist on SCOR Executive Committee
Area(s) of Scientific Expertise:
Highest Degree and Institution from which it was earned:
Experience in International Science Activities (200 words max.):
Experience in SCOR activities (100 words max.):
Statement of Interest in participating on SCOR Executive Committee (200 words max.):
Please email the completed application to Ed Urban (email@example.com) by 23:00 GMT on 31 March 2018. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
Learn more here: http://www.scor-int.org/