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Eingestellt: 26.03.24 | Besuche: 522

Delegate for the Research Field Information

Kontakt: -
Ort: B - 1050 Brüssel
Web: Bewerbungsfrist: 26.04.24

Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungs­zentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helm­holtz Asso­ciation, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possi­bilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,400 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centers and help us to shape change!

The Helmholtz Association pursues the long-term research goals of the state, society, and the economy. To this end its 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers conduct top-level research in six research fields. With more than 45,000 employees, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organization. The Brussels Office of the Helmholtz Association provides information and support in all aspects of European research funding for both the scientists and the executive boards of the Helmholtz research centers. Its goal is to facilitate their participation in EU research programs. It also represents the interests of the Helmholtz Association at European level and prepares Helmholtz positions and input on European science policy. In cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Helmholtz Association is looking for a Delegate for the Research Field Information at its Brussels Office to start as soon as possible. The recruitment will take place at the Forschungszentrum Jülich with a secondment to Brussels.

We are looking to recruit a
Delegate for the Research Field Information

Your Job:

  • You represent Helmholtz and its individual research centers in the research field of Information in Brussels and support their strategic positioning in Europe, for example by drafting position papers and statements; you build networks with relevant EU institutions (Commission and Parliament) and inform the Helmholtz centers and the association about relevant science policy developments and decisions
  • You inform and advise the Helmholtz centers and their scientists on European research funding and other European activities relevant to the Research Field Information; you analyze the profiles of research programs and activities for opportunities for centers to apply for funding; you will also support the centers in preparing applications
  • You build networks with the Helmholtz centers active in the Research Field Information through regular information, training, and consultation events

Your Profile:

  • You have a postgraduate degree, preferably doctorate / masters’s degree or equivalent, in a relevant field of natural sciences or engineering
  • You have strong knowledge of European research funding and research policy issues, such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, computational sciences, and the political process
  • You have experience with the preparation and implementation of European research projects and the desire to contribute to the development of Information within Europe
  • Experience in positioning scientific topics in a political context
  • You have conceptual and strategic thinking capabilities (for example, preparation of position statements) and the ability to absorb new, complex information quickly and efficiently
  • You are highly flexible and are able to prioritize competing demands in a complex, rapidly changing environment
  • You have outstanding communication skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team as well as strong relationship management capabilities
  • You have an excellent command of German and English
  • Some knowledge of French and the German research landscape is a plus
  • A strong network of contacts in Brussels is a plus

Our Offer:
We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the opportunity to actively help in shaping change. Here is what we can offer you:

  • Developing the potential of our employees is important to us, which is why we offer individual professional development opportunities
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
  • Flexible working hours in a full-time position (39 hours / week) with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year)
  • Capital-forming benefits and an employee pension scheme

You will be initially employed for a fixed term of two years with the prospect of longer-term employment. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), pay group 13–14, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

Place of employment: Brussels

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic, and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities, in which everyone can realize their potential, is important to us.

We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible via our Online Recruitment System!

Questions about the Offer?
Please feel free to contact us via our contact form. Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via e-mail.

You can find helpful information on the application and selection process here. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs.

Eingestellt: 16.05.17 | Besuche: 3397

Scientific project manager (f/m)

Kontakt: Dr. Andreas Brandstaetter Helmholtz Zentrum München German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI), Ingolstädter Landstraße 1 85764
Ort: 85764 Neuherberg
Web: Bewerbungsfrist: 23.06.17

The Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) in Munich, Germany, and the Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are an integrated, multi-disciplinary research structure focusing on developing optical and optoacoustic imaging and sensing methods to measure previously inaccessible properties of living systems, with the goal of catalyzing breakthroughs in biology and medicine. Comprising 11 laboratories and a multitude of researchers from more than 25 countries, IBMI/CBI offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and forms the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem involving the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, which integrates bioengineering and metabolic disorders; the Research Center TranslaTUM, which integrates bioengineering and oncology; and the newly founded Munich School of Bioengineering. IBMI researchers come from the top ranks of early-career and established scientists in physics, chemistry, engineering, and biomedicine, who together create a rich, dynamic culture of enquiry and innovation that attracts significant investment from national and international sources. Our scientists serve in international societies and conferences and are recipients of a multitude of top international and German awards, including the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz prize and several ERC awards. In addition to scientific excellence, IBMI promotes entrepreneurship and company spin-off activities, as well as collaborations with other top academic institutions and leading corporations in the photonics, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors.

We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated Scientific Project Manager (f/m) to begin in August 2017.

The mission:

The IBMI science management team provides comprehensive administrative support to IBMI scientists, giving them room to focus their full creative potential on developing the imaging techniques of tomorrow. The Scientific Project Manager will manage projects funded intramurally and externally by German, European and international agencies (e.g. EU, DFG, BMBF, NIH). This work will involve financial and human resource management, as well as preparation of financial and scientific reports. The Manager will work at the interface between IBMI scientists and the central administrations of HMGU and TUM, external partners and national and international funding agencies. The Manager will organize and participate in project meetings and workshops in Munich and abroad, and she or he will support IBMI public relations and marketing activities.

Your profile:

The successful applicant must have the following:
• University degree in natural sciences or engineering, preferably with a PhD degree
• Experience in scientific management with a focus on research fund administration and finances, especially for EU projects
• Strong organizational and management skills
• Commitment to learning about new, interdisciplinary research projects
• Experience with independent writing of scientific texts
• Excellent presentation skills
• Collaborative spirit and ability to work on a highly international and interdisciplinary team
• Flexible, solution-oriented, and able to work independently
• Excellent command of German and English
• Solid IT skills (MS Office, funding agency portals etc.)
• Skills or background in business are an advantage

Our offer:

IBMI provides a highly international, multidisciplinary environment offering excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth. We provide and support career development and continuous education and training opportunities. Situated in the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, with an exceptionally high quality of life. Greater Munich is also home to several world-class universities and research institutes, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere.
The successful applicant will initially have a 1-year contract, with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with work experience and seniority (TV EntgO Bund EG 13). The Helmholtz Zentrum München, as holder of the Bavarian Advancement of Women Prize and of the Total E-Quality Certificate, is striving to increase the overall proportion of women on its staff and, thus, expressly urges qualified women to apply. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

Your application:

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, preferably in English.
For any questions please contact:

Dr. Andreas Brandstaetter
tel.: +49 89 3187 2846

Helmholtz Zentrum München
German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI)
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg, Germany

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