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Following his PhD in Geography from the University of Marburg (Germany) in the year 2000, Jan Marco MÃ¼ller's career included assignments as Assistant to the Scientific CEO of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig (Germany), Research Programme and Communications Manager of the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability in Ispra (Italy), and Head of Business Development & Public Relations of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) in Wallingford (UK). During these years he also served as founding Secretary of the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER), the network of Europe's largest environmental research centres. In 2009 he broadened his experience at the science-policy interface by becoming the Assistant to the Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Brussels until 2012, when he was asked to join the recently appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. He supported Professor Dame Anne Glover throughout her tenure, playing a key role in shaping the activities of the office. Following a 5-month fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he helped between January 2016 and March 2017 to set up the European Commission's new Scientific Advice Mechanism. He joined IIASA in April 2017 as Head of the Directorate Office. In March 2019 he was appointed Acting Chief Operations Officer of IIASA. Speaking six languages, Jan Marco MÃ¼ller spent 5 years of his life in Latin America, thus being very well acquainted with the challenges and opportunities of the Developing World.
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