Biodiversity Science Officer position for the DIVERSITAS Paris office

Science and Policy for Biodiversity

Closing date: 15 September 2006

DIVERSITAS (, the international biodiversity science programme, is seeking a Science Officer for its Paris office, to lead the implementation of two projects, on “Providing an evolutionary framework for biodiversity science" and "Discovering biodiversity and predicting its changes".

We are looking for a highly motivated individual committed to an inter-disciplinary approach to biodiversity science. The position is ideal for a person interested in science, policy and scientific administration.

Required: Ph.D., and experience in taxonomy, evolutionary biology, monitoring or population biology; excellent English skills.

Duties include 1) Synthetic scientific activities such as building meta databases, writing overview articles, edit books, and 2) Management activities such as organising and leading workshops; liaise with international conventions; fund raising.

The host institution is the Natural History Museum of Paris. Employers are CNRS and DIVERSITAS. Position starts late 2006. Appointment is for one year, renewable. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applications (CV and three references) by 15 Sept 2006/ Inquiries via email to Dr. A. Larigauderie:

Please note : this position is not open to French citizens