Job Opportunities
SCOR is searching for the new Executive Director

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is seeking its next full‐time Executive Director to carry on from the current Executive Director, Dr. Patricia Miloslavich.

DEADLINE: February 17, 2023

SCOR is an interdisciplinary committee of the International Science Council and is the leading non‐governmental organization for the promotion and coordination of international ocean science activities ( Thirty-three nations currently have national SCOR committees and form SCOR’s foundation. SCOR activities include (1) working groups that address focused ocean science topics, (2) large‐scale ocean research projects, (3) a variety of infrastructural activities for ocean science, and (4) capacity development in ocean science.

The duties of the SCOR Executive Director include the following:

  • Serve as the staff for the SCOR Executive Committee, SCOR Finance Committee, and SCOR Committee on Capacity Development;
  • Manage the SCOR Secretariat, raising funds from national SCOR committees, and national and international funding agencies;
  • Manage spending for SCOR activities according to the annual SCOR budget and regulations of financial sponsors;
  • Organize SCOR Annual Meetings;
  • Coordinate with national SCOR committees and partner organizations;
  • Prepare written reports for SCOR Annual Meetings and documents to publicize SCOR activities; and
  • Lead outreach activities for SCOR, including preparation of tri‐annual SCOR Newsletters, Tweets, and maintenance of the SCOR Website.
Applicants should preferably have (1) a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a field of Ocean, Earth, or marine environmental sciences; (2) significant management experience in such a field; (3) excellent oral and written communication skills in English; (4) a record of successful grants; and (5) basic knowledge of accounting and financial management practices.

The new SCOR Executive Director will be based in United States; the SCOR Secretariat is currently located at the University of Delaware. The candidate should be either a U.S. citizen or have permission to work in the United States, having a “green card” or H1B Visa. The position requires international travel.

The starting annual salary will be competitive and will depend on qualifications, salary history, and experience of the successful applicant. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Zoom in mid-March 2023.

A cover letter of application with a curriculum vitae and the names of three references should be emailed no later than 17 of February 2023 to the SCOR Secretary, Prof. Peter Croot,

Starting date for the position is the 1 of June 2023. During the first month (June 2023), the new Executive Director will overlap with Dr. Patricia Miloslavich for training purposes.

Any queries about this post may be addressed to the SCOR President (Dr. Sinjae Yoo,, the SCOR Past-President (Dr. Marie Alexandrine Sicre, or SCOR Executive Director (Dr. Patricia Miloslavich,

Executive Secretary of the International Whaling Commission (IWC)

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) invites applications for the position of Executive Secretary.

DEADLINE: March 15, 2023

This is a four-year appointment with the possibility of an extension of up to four years. The IWC is an international organisation with a membership of 88 Contracting Governments. It is the global body responsible for the conservation of whales and the management of whaling and its headquarters are in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The Executive Secretary is the Head of the Commission’s Secretariat and must be impartial in co-ordinating the interests of all member Governments. S/he is responsible for the efficient management of the Secretariat including development and execution of the Commission’s budget and associated programme of work, organisation of meetings of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies, and maintenance of relationships with other international organisations.

Prospective candidates must have proven leadership and management ability. Experience in the international arena, especially with inter-governmental organisations would be advantageous. The Commission has a separate management grade for the post of Executive Secretary. The starting gross salary for this role will be £117,511 British Pounds and the role will be based in Cambridge, UK.

Further details, including the detailed person specification and application procedure are available here (translations: FR | SP). The closing date for applications is 17:00 UK time on 15 March 2023. Interviews will take place in May/June 2023 and will be conducted in English.