Job opportunity: JERICO-RI Scientific Coordinator at Ifremer (Brest, France)

A pioneer in ocean science, IFREMER, is looking for a Scientific European coordinator of the infrastructure project dedicated to coastal ocean observation. Ifremer coordinates a suite of collaborative European Commission funded projects related to the Joint European Research Infrastructure for Coastal Observation (JERICO). Since 2007, these European projects aim to establish a European infrastructure dedicated to coastal ocean observation JERICO-RI and to coordinate the associated scientific community. This research infrastructure aims to become the point of excellence integrating research, education and innovation combining new forms of knowledge production, dissemination and use, in line with the renewed objectives of ESFRI towards the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

The project coordinator’s main mission is to contribute to the lead and the scientific coordination (1) within the institute, (2) with other French research organizations, and (3) with the European partners, in order to establish JERICO-RI.

Within this context, the major duties are to:

  • Ensure the scientific coordination of the process to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) of JERICO-RI (Roadmap, Preparation, Operation phases) in line with a sustainable and sober economic model; thus contributing to the future of coastal ocean and nearshore observation at the global scale.
  • Participate to the right scientific positioning of JERICO-RI in the landscape of Environmental / Earth system European Research Infrastructures. Contribute to the implementation of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) and/or participate in the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures (BEERi) and/or in EUROGOOS.
  • Ensure that the national research infrastructure IR ILICO is well integrated as the French node of the European infrastructure JERICO-RI and that IR ILICO benefits from JERICO’s advances.
  • Maximize the contributions and scientific impact of the creation of JERICO-RI for Ifremer teams and other national research institutes (development of networks, funding opportunities, pooling of resources, etc.). In particular, to ensure that the data, products and services resulting from coastal observation are used for scientific research conducted within Ifremer in connection with the DataTerra Research Infrastructure.

Deadline for applications : 19/05/2023

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The post is based on an IFREMER Job vacancy for the JERICO Scientific Coordination post that first appeared on JERICO Research Infrastructure website.