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Advertising division: INM-6 - Computational and Systems Neuroscience
Reference number: 2018-098


The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, investigates the structure and function of the human brain on different spatial and temporal scales within the research program “Decoding the Human Brain”. The Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is home of one of the most powerful machines and has a leading role in the European exascale strategy. Basic neuroscience connects the two research areas as it heavily relies on modeling and simulation, which are necessary to approach the brain’s immense complexity, manage the huge amount of resulting data, and develop reliable control techniques. Acquired knowledge allows for the translation of basic findings into clinical applications to better understand neurological and psychiatric disorders, to refine diagnostic processes, and to develop therapy strategies – crucial tasks we have to face in ageing societies. Additionally, the research lays foundations for novel computer architectures and their operation.
The department INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience (, develops mathematical models of neuronal dynamics and function. Model-driven analyses of brain activity and structure as well as simulation of biologically realistic models form the core of our work. The institute is also part of the Institute of Advanced Simulation (IAS-6, Theoretical Neuroscience) and hosts the Coordination Site (BCOS) of the national Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience. Among others, the INM-6/IAS-6 is actively involved in the EU flagship project „Human Brain Project“ (HBP, Together with its partners, INM-6 develops analysis tools and the leading simulation code (NEST) for brain scale networks with cellular resolution in an open source approach.

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Scientific Coordinator

Your Job:

  • Support of drafting of research proposals and grants
  • Supervision and controlling of administrative aspects of third party funded projects, incl. monitoring of project milestones, collecting and providing material for scientific reports, among others in EU projects in close collaboration with scientists, for instance within the Human Brain Project
  • Collection, processing and evaluation of information relevant for the research strategy
  • Supporting the heads of the institute in all scientific and administrative matters, incl. the recruitment of staff members
  • Scientific and administrative project coordination
  • Communication with national and international collaborators
  • Close collaboration with heads of the institute and project partners, especially within the Human Brain Project
  • Regular organization of and attendance of project meetings and videoconferences together with or substituting for the workpackage leader
  • Organization, preparation and support of project meetings, e.g. workshops
  • Maintenance of (e.g. publications-)databases
  • Supervision of student helpers supporting the scientific coordination team

Your Profile:

  • Completed study in natural sciences, ideally with PhD
  • Experience in neuroscience and/or physics
  • Experience with third party funded projects
  • High communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written forms of expression in both, German and English, especially with regard to drafting scientific and administrative texts
  • Ability to approach tasks with an eye toward efficiency and reproducibility
  • High ability to work in interdisciplinary, international team
  • Ability to work under pressure, assertiveness and empathy
  • Organizational skills
  • Skilled in software on project planning, text processing (Latex, Word), presentations (Powerpoint), scheduling of dates and websites
  • Willingness to travel

Our Offer:

  • Job in world-class science environment at the interface between neuroscience and technology on the most complex known Systems
  • High visibility through participation in and substitution for institute directors at international project meetings in the Human Brain Project
  • Limited for 2 years (parental leave) with the possibility of a longer-term perspective
  • Possibility to get actively involved in an innovative interdisciplinary project
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant's qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade EG 13-14 TVöD-Bund

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.