Project Director for a European Research Infrastructure for Marine Autonomous Vehicles

  • Application deadline : 15th March 2021
  • Job location : Paris (flexible)
  • Job duration : 2 years (could be extended)
  • Employing organisation : Armines, Paris


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ARMINES, the Coordinator of the EC-H2020 funded project “Gliders For Research, Ocean Observations and Management: Infrastructure and Innovation” (GROOM II, is seeking a Project Director to coordinate activities of the project. GROOM II has the objective to design a European Marine Research Infrastructure (MRI) bringing this network of distributed and fragmented infrastructures to a formal and sustained organization offering a world-class service to marine research organizations, Observing Systems and the private sector. This organization needs to pool the scientific and technical resources of the network, including software resources.

The GROOM II consortium consists of 14 European partners from 11 countries, including large national marine research organizations and technological platforms, universities and private companies. Under the supervision of the project Scientific Coordinator, the tasks of the Project Director will be to:

  • Be the key contact for, and coordinate the GROOM II project;
  • Manage the scientific and technological aspects of the project (she/he will be supported by the administrative staff of ARMINES);
  • Support the project and its partners for institutional activities at the national, European and international levels;
  • Represent the project with scientific presentations at workshops and conferences;
  • Organize project-related events.

Required and desirable qualifications

  • Applicants must have an advanced university degree (Master or PhD or equivalent degrees) in Oceanography, Marine Science or Engineering, or related fields including Political Sciences for Science and Environment;
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of ocean observations or services in institutions performing ocean observations;
  • Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills.
  • Professional command of both spoken and written English.
  • Motivation and ability to interact with multiple stakeholders on national, international (and interdisciplinary) levels including researchers, administrative staff, science officers, and policymakers. Further desirable requirements are:
  • Good knowledge of French and/or another European language;
  • Knowledge of major national and EU funding instruments and experience of working for research institutions;
  • Experience on coordinating, managing and implementing projects or programs, desirably at the European or international level, would be an advantage;
  • Experience on working and collaborating among Research Infrastructures in the environmental field.

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