Ocean Career: Science Officer at EuroGOOS

EuroGOOS is a pan-European ocean observing network operating within the context of the Global Ocean Observing System of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC GOOS). EuroGOOS is registered as an international non-profit association under the Belgian law (EuroGOOS AISBL).

The EuroGOOS Office seeks a Science Officer to support the EuroGOOS team in activities linked to the coordination of the European ocean observing and forecasting.

The position is for 4 years based in Brussels at the EuroGOOS Office.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support coordination of EuroGOOS activities in the European ocean observing and forecasting, engaging with stakeholders at national, regional, and pan-European levels. The work will be linked with various EuroGOOS activities, including EU projects.
  • Support EuroGOOS meetings and conferences, including organisation, drafting of documents, and delivering reports, and other activities as required.
  • Support the implementation of the EuroGOOS 2030 Strategy, including the expansion into the biological and climate observing domains, among others, and working closely with the Global Ocean Observing System panels, in particular the BioEco Panel.
  • Support coordination and track the implementation of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) framework, in particular, the activities in the EOOS Operations Committee (organize meetings, write reports and other relevant documents and communication, support engagement with national implementers and other relevant stakeholders), to help ensure synergies with relevant European initiatives and ongoing EU projects; manage and update the EOOS website and assist in the communication of EOOS activities.
  • Support coordination and management across the EU project EuroSea Work Package 1 (WP1) and ensure strong linkages between the WP1 and other EuroSea and EuroGOOS activities; produce meeting reports, edit and proofread documents, organise calls and meetings as needed.
  • Participate in and support other activities of EuroGOOS, as required.

Required Competencies

  • Masters or PhD in oceanography or a related discipline;
  • Familiarity with the European and global ocean observing landscape and stakeholders;
  • Proven record in scientific or technical writing (including peer-reviewed publications);
  • At least 4 years of experience in a relevant position, preferably in the marine science or oceanographic sector;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify problems and propose solutions;
  • Proven project management experience;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, knowledge of French will be an advantage;
  • Experience in delivering presentations at meetings and conferences.

Employment Conditions and Salary

EuroGOOS offers to the successful candidate a full-time contract and an opportunity to work in an international and multicultural professional environment. The place of work is the EuroGOOS office in the Brussels European district.

Employment will be according to the Belgian law. Additional employment package will include a private hospitalisation insurance, luncheon vouchers and Brussels public transportation card (STIB).

EuroGOOS offers a competitive salary based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. The role will involve travel.

Application Procedure

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and a letter of motivation in English explaining why you are interested and why you are suitable for this role to Dr. Inga Lips, EuroGOOS Secretary General, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline for applications: 9 February 2022
Job starting date: as soon as possible

Learn more about this position and how to apply.

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