Job Vacancies at the ISC and international science partners

Job vacancies are listed here for the ISC, as well as its global network of partners, affiliates and members.

Internships: ISC Intern Programme

The ISC occasionally accepts interns who are interested in international science and working in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of three months.  Please contact if you would like to find out more.

IIASA: Science Writer (parental leave cover)

IIASA is looking for a talented science writer to help present the institute’s complex research to a general audience.

The science writer will work with researchers from across the international research institute to develop, write, and edit content to support the overall strategic objectives of IIASA. As the institute embarks on a new strategy and prepares to launch a new website, the five-month role will provide clear and compelling copy across all IIASA communication channels from magazine features to press releases to web pages. The science writer should be enthusiastic and curious about science, and have a passion for disseminating engaging information about sustainability.

Deadline for receipt of applications: until filled

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES): Climate Change Technical Officer (Bangkok)

In September 2015, IGES and the UN Climate Change secretariat jointly launched a Regional Collaboration Center (RCC) for Asia and the Pacific. The RCC, hosted by IGES Regional Center, is dedicated to the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It helps channel local, regional and global resources into climate action, to facilitate the implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement, National Adaptation Plans, roadmaps for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other relevant policies and strategies of
countries in the region. For more about RCC Bangkok activities, please visit the website.

The Climate Change Technical Officer reports directly to the Programme Manager and ultimately to Director of IGES Regional Center and is responsible for undertaking and managing RCC and IGES activities. A dynamic person with strong interest and experience in climate change and environmental measures; proficient at English communications; and proactive in taking up multiple challenging tasks with an attention to details is suitable for this position.

Deadline for receipt of applications: until filled

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB): Editor-in-Chief for Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) seeks a new Editor-in-Chief for Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry. Published since 1979, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is dedicated to the rapid publication of high quality, significant research at the interface between life sciences and their technological exploitation. The Editor will consider papers for publication based on their novelty and impact as well as their contribution to the advancement of medical biotechnology and industrial biotechnology, covering cutting-edge research in synthetic biology, systems biology, metabolic engineering, bioengineering, biomaterials, biosensing, and nano-biotechnology.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 May 2021

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One such scammer is, posing on fake UN job sites. Would-be applicants are invited to accept job opportunities, often being asked to send copies of personal documents, such as bank details.

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Above warning is current as of 1 June 2020