Science Policy Fellowship at the EGU – open for applications!

Do you have an interest in science policy and the geosciences? Then this fellowship might be just right for you!

EGU fellowships offer early career researchers the opportunity to gain experience in science management and communication in a large scientific union through a targeted assignment at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany. Fellows are strategically deployed to develop new initiatives and capabilities for long-term use by the EGU. Fellowships last one year and are subject to a probation period of six months.

In 2015, we intend to appoint a fellow to develop the Union’s science policy programme, which is aimed at building bridges between geoscientists and European policymakers, engaging the EGU membership with public policy, and informing decision makers about the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The fellow will be tasked with mapping out policy opportunities for the EGU, setting up a pairing scheme between EGU researchers and members of the European Parliament, writing information briefings, and developing training and networking events for scientists to engage with policy making.

We are looking for a good team player with excellent interpersonal, organisational, and communication skills to fill this role. The successful applicant will have a masters or PhD in the Earth, space or planetary sciences, experience in science policy, flexibility to travel (as the fellowship involves short stays in Brussels), and an expert command of English.

The deadline for application is 24 March 2015. Further details about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Feel free to contact Dr Bárbara Ferreira, the Media and Communications Manager, at or on +49-89-2180-6703 if you have any questions about the position.