List members may be interested in the following vacancy at the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), based in Stockholm.



for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

Applications are invited for the position of Director of Communications for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). IGBP is an international research programme that provides scientific knowledge about the Earth System in response to the challenges of global sustainability ( Its 9-person Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.

The Communications Director will direct the communications efforts of IGBP, including internal communications amongst IGBP projects and project scientists, and outward communications with the wider science community, the education sector, policy makers, the media and the public. A key function of the Communications Director is to assist IGBP in generating and communicating impartial, policy-relevant science, through a wide range of products and processes (e.g., Global Change Newsletter, email bulletin, website, annual report, press releases, etc.). The Communications Director will oversee a small communications team.  See for full description of position and qualifications, and IGBP Comms Strategy document.

Appointment initially for 3-year period. *To apply *send: CV, supporting statement <500 words, contact information for 3 references, and 3 examples of work that reflect your communication ability, to: Charlotte Boss-Wilson at  Review of applications will begin 30 January 2009.