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Coordinator of the Helmholtz International Research School "TRACER" (f/m/d)
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre
for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to
find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy; we therefore particularly welcome applications from qualified women.
Severely disabled persons are given priority where applicants are equally qualified.
Your contact for any questions you may have about the job: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dietrich Borchardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of Research Unit Water Resources and Environment
Dr. Jula Zimmermann (email@example.com)
Head of DEVELOP - HR Development and Organizational Development
Place of work: Magdeburg
Closing date for applications:
Please use our online application system for your application:
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
With the Helmholtz International Research School "Trajectories towards Water Security (TRACER)", the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research -
UFZ in partnership with TU Dresden (D), Purdue University (USA), University of Florida (USA) and with the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), aims to develop a new comprehensive understanding of spatiotemporal trajectories of human impacts on
natural water systems and feedbacks between human and ecological systems.
We offer the following vacancy at the nearest possible date:
Coordinator of the Helmholtz International Research School "TRACER" (f/m/x)
Working time: 100% (39 hours per week), initially limited to three years (extension for another three years is possible if the project is positively evaluated)
The employment is subject to approval of funds by the sponsoring party.
oversee and coordinate all TRACER activities
implement and coordinate the international, interdisciplinary training and supervision concept
implement and coordinate the networking and cooperation activities between partners
organize the recruitment of doctoral researchers; facilitate cooperation and interactions among research teams
initiate synthesis activities and joint publication efforts
manage TRACER in terms of all administrative and organizational aspects
a PhD in a relevant field of natural or social sciences, ideally in a water-related discipline of Environmental Science or Engineering
knowledge of international standards and best practice with regard to training and promotion of young scientists; professional experience with the coordination of interdisciplinary training programs is beneficial
ability to work in an interdisciplinary research team and in international research networks
assertiveness and strong skills in developing and implementing innovative training concepts
intercultural competencies and excellent communication skills
excellent written and spoken English and good German language skills
Please submit you application including your CV, a letter of motivation, a reference letter, degree certificates. Please do not include a photo in your application.
Interviews are planned to take place June 2019.
an exciting, safe workplace and varied tasks
a corporate culture in which it is an enjoyment to contribute ideas, energy and initiative
interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
a vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural and a variety of offers for work-life balance
remuneration up to public-sector pay-grade 14 including public-sector social security benefits