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Vacancy at EISCAT HQ - EISCAT_3D Project Manager

The EISCAT_3D consortium, led by the EISCAT Scientific Association, is seeking a Project Manager for the ongoing EISCAT_3D radar project. With tens of thousands of antenna elements distributed over several sites in northern Scandinavia, EISCAT_3D will be the most sophisticated research radar ever built. The project is currently in its Preparatory Phase, funded by the European Commission. The Preparatory Phase involves all legal, governance, strategic, financial and technical work needed before the construction of the radar system can commence.

The primary responsibilities of the Project Manager will be: 1) to facilitate communication between all activities and partners of the EISCAT_3D project. 2) to ensure that the schedule, cost and technical performance targets of the Preparatory Phase project are met. 3) to represent EISCAT_3D in contacts with policy makers, the media, and future stakeholders in the project.

The Project Manager position is available from spring 2011, for a period of up to three years, and will be based at EISCAT Headquarters in Kiruna, Sweden. The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated project management experience and organisational skills; proven capability to communicate effectively and to obtain new contacts when needed; previous experience of radar systems or similar large-scale research infrastructures/facilities; and willingness to travel between the EISCAT_3D partner and collaborating institutions and research councils.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Monday January 10th 2011. A resume and the names of at least three references should be sent preferably by e-mail to:

Further information about the EISCAT_3D project and the Project Manager position is available at

Dr. Esa Turunen Director, EISCAT Scientific Association P. O. Box 812, SE-981 28 Kiruna, Sweden gsm: +46702094384 office: +4698079153 fax: +4698079159 e-mail: