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Reference number: 2018-413


The Institute for Energy and Climate Research – Troposphere (IEK-8) investigates the chemistry of the troposphere, performs global observations, and simulates atmospheric chemistry and transport processes using numerical models. IEK-8 is jointly coordinating the European Research Infrastructure IAGOS, and is coordinating the EU Horizon 2020 Project ENVRI-FAIR.
The project ENVRI-FAIR is developing the connection of the cluster of European Environmental Research Infrastructures (ENVRI) to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), based on the FAIR principles for good data management. The project comprises 13 research infrastructures and 37 partners. ENVRI-FAIR is one of the key building blocks of the evolving EOSC, which will serve as the gateway to European open science.

We are looking to recruit a

Research Associate as ENVRI-FAIR Project Manager

Your Job:

As ENVRI-FAIR project manager you take the leading role in the ENVRI-FAIR project management team and support the project coordination. As an experienced scientist and seasoned project manager you will work in the core team of the project management and report to the project coordinator.

  • Scientific management and management of the entire communication within the project as well as the various work packages with all partners, including content monitoring of project progress, milestones and (sub-project) objectives
  • Preparation and implementation of scientific reports to the European Commission
  • Organization of project meetings and other project-related events
  • Conduction of day-to-day project management tasks
  • Support of the project coordination including financial aspects, in close cooperation with the project manager and administrative service providers of third party funds management at Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Collaboration and support for the ENVRI-FAIR work package "Communications Strategies and Tools" which is conducted under the leadership of University of Helsinki

Your Profile:

  • University degree in chemistry, physics, meteorology or in a comparable field
  • Broad overview of environmental research and experience in conducting scientific work
  • Proven experience in project management and control, preferably in the context of EU Horizon 2020 projects, including in the organization of events, meetings, etc.
  • Very good skills in communication as well as in cooperative and integrative action to coordinate a highly diverse consortium with partners from different areas of environmental research, and to involve interested organizations and projects from the wider ENVRI-FAIR context
  • Experience in using web content management software and the ability to rapidly acquire experience in using digital work equipment
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English for the independent preparation of documents, reports, etc.
  • Good skills in using MS Office and social media
  • Strong competence in cooperative teamwork, independent work and the ability to prioritize and pursue goals
  • Willingness to extensive travelling

Our Offer:

  • Exciting work environment on an attractive research campus with a very good infrastructure, located in the middle of the city triangle Cologne-Düsseldorf-Aachen
  • Working in an institute of one of the largest research institutions in Europe
  • Strengthening the professional profile in the management of large Projects
  • Use of excellent scientific and technical infrastructure
  • Participation in project meetings and international conferences
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Attractive work-time planning options and a wide range of options for reconciling work and family life
  • Limited for 4 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

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Forschungszentrum Jülich wants to increase female staff in this field. We are therefore particularly interested in the application of women. Applications of persons with disabilities are welcome.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 31.01.2019, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2018-413:
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.