VERIFY is looking for its new project manager.

Title   Project management of three projects of the European H2020 and COPERNICUS programs  
 Type of contract    Full time fixed duration contract (CDD)
 Duration  2,5 years, possibly renewable
 Qualification  Master or higher. Specialized in international project management
 Salary  Based on the official salary grid of CEA, that depends on diplomas and experience
 Location  LSCE (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement), CEA, Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

 

VERIFY (http://verify.lsce.ipsl.fr/) is a large research and innovation project of the European H2020 program that brings together the complementary expertise of 38 partners. It is developing a system to estimate greenhouse gas emissions in order to support countries’ emission reporting to the UN Climate Change Convention Secretariat. Copernicus is the European Union flagship program on monitoring the Earth’s environment using satellite and in-situ observations. Its Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS, https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/) is operated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF, UK). CEA-LSCE is the coordinator of the VERIFY project and is in charge of two CAMS services linked to the monitoring of greenhouse gases for the coming 3 years. The three projects have already started and are running well.

The chosen candidate will act as the Manager for the three projects. His/her tasks will consist in:

  • Representing the projects in regular discussions and meetings with the European Commission / ECMWF on contractual and administrative issues;
  • Drafting reporting documents and minutes of the meetings with the European Commission / ECMWF;
  • Managing the interactions with all partners of CEA across Europe for these projects;
  • Monitoring the project implementation and ensuring that the work plans are timely achieved;
  • Supporting the project coordinators in planning, producing, collecting and reviewing the deliverables, milestones and other outcomes in collaboration with the financial services: distribution and transfer of funding, keeping records on expenses, and all projects documents;
  • Following all contractual obligations between CEA and the European Commission / ECMWF, and between CEA and all partners, and supporting the drafting of additional contracts in collaboration with the legal divisions involved;
  • Preparing meetings (General Assemblies, dedicated work-package meetings, etc.) and tele/videoconferences.

 

The required skills for applicants are:

  • Expertise on administrative and financial project management,
  • Skill and interest in communication with a variety of professions,
  • Mobility (occasional visits to some European partners),
  • Experience in the management of international projects appreciated,
  • Written and oral fluency both in English and French,
  • Capacity to work independently and efficiently,Strong organizational skills, adaptability and responsiveness,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: ability to work in team and in a multicultural context,
  • Knowledge of the European institutional environment and in the field of research and innovation,
  • A scientific background in Climate sciences would be an advantage.

 

The contract is for a minimum of 2,5 years, starting as early as possible. The position will be at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (Gif-sur-Yvette, France).

 

Candidates should contact before the end of May 2019:

Philippe PEYLIN, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Frédéric CHEVALLIER This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and send a CV and letter of motivation (stating how their profile matches the job offer).

The Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE - www.lsce.ipsl.fr) seeks to hire an IT engineer in the context of the H2020 European VERIFY project, which concerns monitoring and verification of greenhouse gases (GHG).
Measuring the effectiveness of GHG emission reduction policies against agreed-upon international targets require accurate, transparent, traceable and precise estimates of emissions and their trends. In this context, the VERIFY project proposes to quantify more accurately carbon stocks and the fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) across the EU based on independent observations.
The LSCE is coordinating this 4-year integrated project involving 38 partners across Europe.


We seek a Computer Scientist to set up a database and develop data visualization tools to manage and explore estimates of geenhouse gas fluxes, produced by the VERIFY project (gridded model output, in situ and satellite observations, regional budgets, etc). The main challenge will be to construct a flexible and reliable database as well as associated web applications offering interactive visualizations such as maps and times series (see for instance www.globalcarbonatlas.org) with state-of-the-art web technologies (RESTful web services, interactive javascript plotting libraries, etc).
The candidate will work at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE) in the southwest suburbs of Paris. Ideally the candidate should be familiar with the following tools: Linux, Python and JavaScript, SGBD such as MongoDB systems, HTTP server management, BokehJS library, Flask framework and should have experience working in a team environment.

 

The position will remain open until filled with review of applications and interviews. Salary follows the CEA directives and is adjusted for work experience.

The contract will be for 18 months and is renewable.

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as early as possible.

Candidates should include i) a cv, ii) statement of motivation, and iii) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.

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