Project Coordinator job in Earth System Science – Sweden

Lund University


Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science invites applications for Project Coordinator for the INES/ICOS Carbon Portal, at Lund University, Sweden

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General Info

Position: Project Coordinator
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Oct 2021
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Science
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University

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Qualification Details

  • A successful candidate should have a background in Earth System Science; a university degree, preferably a PhD or similar experience
  • She or he should also have excellent managerial, process, and prioritizing skills
  • An ability to see the bigger scientific picture, but also outstanding leadership and negotiation skills with ample experience in European projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Documented experience of publication and report writing as well as preparation of presentations
  • Fluent spoken and written English are required

 Other merits

  • Mastery of one or more major European languages will be beneficial

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence.

Responsibilities/Job Description

ICOS has a strong observational network producing reliable, high quality data. As a highly distributed research infrastructure, the operations require coordination and continuous development.

Further developing technologies and observational approaches is one strategic goal of ICOS often supported through projects by the European Commission. ICOS has recently successfully acquired the H2020 project in the context of the European Green Deal ‘Pilot Application in Urban Landscapes - towards integrated city observatories for greenhouse gases’ (PAUL). The project will support the European Green Deal by creating capabilities to observe and verify greenhouse gas emissions from densely populated urban areas across Europe. In order to complement the project coordination team, ICOS is seeking an experienced project coordinator.

The main responsibilities related to this role are:

  • Coordination of the project in close cooperation with the coordination team and the executive board
  • Managing the PAUL support team, consisting of supporting personnel at ICOS Head Office and Carbon Portal
  • Keeping the overview over and supporting the workflow of the project, including the timely submission of deliverables
  • Supporting the scientific integration of the project
  • Supporting the dissemination of the project towards major players such a WMO, Copernicus and national stakeholders
  • Contributing to other strategically connected projects like CoCO2, IG3IS and COPERNICUS
  • The role also contains publication and report writing, preparation of presentations

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: PA2021/3070
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).


About the Department

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

ICOS Carbon Portal is hosted by the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Sciences and is part of ICOS ERIC, the legal entity of the Integrated Carbon Observation System that provides high quality long-term measurements of greenhouse gas exchange in the domains of atmosphere, ecosystems and ocean.  Carbon Portal offers open access to all ICOS high-quality and standardised greenhouse gas data, as well as scientific and educational products produced by our scientific users. The Carbon Portal is thus a 'one-stop shop' for all ICOS data products. Carbon Portal also (co-)develops web services for the user community that support the scientific exploration of the data.

About the Employer: Lund University

Note or Other details

Permanent position with preferred start date in October 2021 or in accordnace to agreement. A probationary period of 6 months may apply. The scope of the employment is full time.

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Contact details

Contact person is Alex Vermeulen (, tel +46 46 222 9298.

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