Open position: Junior Officer for ENVRI PLUS EU project (fixed term)

ICOS ERIC coordinates an ongoing EU Horizon2020 project ENVRIplus, clustering the European environmental Research Infrastructures. In this project, a white paper has been provided regarding further integration of RIs related to terrestrial ecosystem research including recommendations on collocating research sites on national and international level. This white paper was discussed and acknowledged within the ENVRI community. It was agreed that a similar exercise should be conducted in the ocean as well as the atmosphere domain. Furthermore, the insights from the different domains should be integrated and a new ‘landscape report’ should be provided to the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) to be considered in the 2020 ESFRI Roadmap preparations. ICOS ERIC coordinates this effort and will provide a second white paper on “Further integration of environmental research infrastructures including descriptions on core variables and competences of RIs, and inter-RI services as well as recommendations on collocation at national and international level and common data infrastructure.” For this purpose, ICOS ERIC offers the position of


Junior officer for the ENVRIplus landscape report (fixed-term)

The Junior Officer will support the analysis by

  • Analysing the scientific concepts of the different RIs in the ocean and atmosphere domain through
    • Literature analysis
    • Interviews with leaders and other core people
  • Analysing the national roadmaps
  • Developing a list of core variables and core competences of RIs
  • Elaborating an information system on site location to support possible co-location strategies
  • Support the analysis of the data infrastructures
  • The Junior Office will furthermore support the ICOS-internal landscape analysis efforts.


The Junior Officer is affiliated at the ICOS Head Office based in Helsinki.  The position is a full-time, temporary position until April 30, 2019. The position can be filled immediately.

The successful candidate should hold a university degree and have expertise in the field of European research infrastructures. He/she should have good skills to work within an international community, flexible approach to varying tasks, good organisational and administrative skills.  Ability to work under pressure, and to organise and prioritise tasks in order to meet tight and compelling deadlines are needed in the tasks. Ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously, and to manage own workload are also necessary skills. Additionally, previous experience on organisation of stakeholder activity, multi-stakeholder interactions and event organisation, and summarising wide range to responses to a comprehensive report are considered advantages. Innovative approach to communication activities is a benefit. A successful candidate should have a high degree of motivation and ability to work towards a common long-term goal and experience in planning and organizing meetings and workshops. Fluency in English is a mandatory requirement.

The starting salary range will be between 3800 – 4000 euros, but own ideas can be expressed. There is a two-month trial period. ICOS ERIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications and further information

Please send your application, in English, to recruitment@icos-ri.eu and address it to: ICOS Head Office, Dr Werner Kutsch, Director General. 

Further information on the position:
via email from the Director General of ICOS, Dr. Werner Kutsch (werner.kutsch@icos-ri.eu).

Further information about ICOS in general and about ENVRIplus:  www.icos-ri.eu and www.envriplus.eu.

The closing time for applications is July 13, 2018 at 15.45 EET.


ICOS - Integrated Carbon Observation System is a European Research Infrastructure (RI) providing high-precision data on greenhouse gases. Our aim is to provide knowledge through observations. We are serving science as well as societies and political decision makers. Our data comprise atmospheric concentrations, emissions and sinks of greenhouse gases, biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystems, oceans and atmosphere and related research.  ICOS is co-ordinated by ICOS ERIC, (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), which has its head office in Helsinki, Finland.