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Research Associate (f/m) in Science Communication
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, offers an innovative and international academic atmosphere combined with first-rate teaching and over 30 interdisciplinary bachelor‘s and master‘s degree programmes, the majority of which are taught in English. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to excellence in research in engineering, technology, the natural and social sciences, and is home to some 7,000 students hailing from over 100 different nations.
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is located in the scenic Lower Rhine between the economic hub of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolis and the Netherlands. Its central European location ensures that both campus locations are easily accessible via three international airports: Amsterdam (Schiphol), Düsseldorf and Weeze.
We are currently inviting applications for the following vacancy in the Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Kleve Campus, to be filled as soon as possible:
Research Associate (m/f) in Science Communication
German TV-L pay scale E13, fixed-term contract until 31.08.2019 according to section 2 (2) of the German Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act (WissZeitVG), full-time
Reference number 04/F1/18
Self-reliant work in the management team of a global science communication project on RRI
Developing, managing, and monitoring ongoing, dialogue-oriented project communication strategies
Marketing and dissemination activities; exploitation of project reports; building networks
Online monitoring and event management; project administration
Cooperation with and possibly coordination of international partner institutions
Teaching support in science communication management
Development of research proposals and managing collaboration in research and teaching
Master or equivalent degree, if possible in science communication; otherwise in a communication or information science, STS or similar disciplines
Pertinent work experience of at least two years, ideally in stakeholder management
Convincing interpersonal and communication skills (verbally and in writing)
Experience with international research projects, if possible in the area of science communication; ideally research management expertise
English language skills above the average, at least C1 under CEFR
Good skills in work administration and organisation
Basic IT skills (MS Office, CMS, Social Media)
Rhine-Waal as an international university does not require but recommend some basic knowledge of German, e.g. for administrative purposes. Hence new employees are expected to acquire a basic level of German (B1 CEFR) within the first two years of their employment.
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.
In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).
Please submit only copies of your original documents and avoid any elaborate folders etc., as we are unfortunately unable to return applications to their sender. Please do not submit your application online or in electronic form.
Please send your application and all relevant documents in hard copy and postmarked by no later than 24th April 2018 to: Dezernat Personal der Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Marie-Curie-Str. 1, 47533 Kleve, Germany. Please specify the reference number in your application.