Director – CLIVAR International Project Office

The Ocean University of China (OUC) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Director of the CLIVAR International Project Office (CLIVAR IPO), based in Qingdao, China.

CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change) is one of the six core projects of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). CLIVAR’s mission is to understand the dynamics, the interaction, and the predictability of the climate system with emphasis on ocean-atmosphere interactions. The objective of CLIVAR is to facilitate observations, analysis, predictions and projections of variability and changes in the Earth’s climate system, enabling better understanding of climate variability and dynamics, predictability, and change, to the benefit of society and the environment in which we live.

The Director leads the CLIVAR-IPO and is responsible for the management of the IPO staff, budget and operations, and prepares and assists in the conduct of CLIVAR-related meetings and the activities of the CLIVAR leadership: Co-chairs and Members of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG). The Director facilitates CLIVAR contribution to fulfilment of the WCRP’s objectives and goals.

This is a full-time position available immediately.

Please send your application to and with the subject «Director CLIVAR IPO».

The application must include a cover letter summarizing details of your relevant qualifications and experience, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references.

Further inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Hindumathi Palanisamy, Scientific Officer, WCRP or to Dr.Xiaopei Lin, the Dean, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Ocean University of China.

Application closing date: June 30, 2023

More details about the CLIVAR position and how to apply, click here.

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