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The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1260 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany's largest science organization.
For Section 2.8 "Magnetospheric Physics" in Department 2 “Geophysics” we invite applications for a
Science Coordinator (m/f)
Job Vacancy 1079
editing publications, proposals and presentations
drafting budgetary and other administrative documents
assistance with arrangements of meetings and coordination of efforts
interactions with stakeholders within Germany and EU Commission
writing scientific proposals and coordinating multi-campus science projects
performance of various administrative tasks
Master’s degree in Geosciences or related disciplines
excellent knowledge of English (native speaker or equivalent level preferred)
ability to interact with scientists and engineers
ability and willingness to perform complex administrative tasks
ability to work in a collaborative and multi-cultural environment
experience with large international programs
exceptional organizational skills
Excel and MS Office, Latex skills are a plus
Starting date:as soon as possible
Fixed term:1 year with possibility of extension for additional 2 years
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be according to pay group 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost) provided that all tariff related and personal requirements are met.
You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.
The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.
Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.
If you have any administrative questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.
Please submit your application by 13th September 2018.
We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful.