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Reference number: 2018-056

Translator for the Language Services

The Central Library (ZB) is responsible for supplying the employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich with a comprehensive and high-quality range of literature and information. It provides services in the fields of documentation, publication, information management, and information science.

We currently have a vacancy for a

Translator for the Language Services

Your Job:

  • translating scientific and technical texts from German into English and from English into German pertaining to all fields of research at Forschungszentrum Jülich as well as popular science publications, and administrative, financial, and legal documents
  • revising scientific and technical texts written in English by non-native speakers
  • researching terminology; assistance in updating the Language Services’ internal terminology database (SDL MultiTerm)
  • providing linguistic assistance for employees at Jülich
  • working closely in the translation team, including cross-checking colleagues’ translations

Your Profile:

  • relevant university degree (Master’s in Translation Studies or equivalent)
  • native language English
  • perfect command of English; excellent knowledge of German, and familiarity with German culture and institutions (period of residence in a German-speaking country desirable)
  • a third working language would be advantageous
  • good knowledge of translation software (SDL Trados Studio) and excellent word processing skills (MS Office)
  • familiarity with scientific and technical texts and ability to grasp concepts quickly
  • ability to work effectively in a team and under pressure
  • willingness to undertake continuing professional development

Additional Information

Our Offer:

  • international, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • a challenging and stimulating position requiring a high degree of personal initiative
  • a comprehensive further training programme
  • an outstanding technical infrastructure
  • flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • opportunity to job share
  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)


We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 22.03.2018, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Contact Human Resource Development and Recruiting
Kristin Lux
Tel.:+49 2461 61 9700