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Scientific Coordinator (f/m/d)
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 6,100 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe's largest research centres.
The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) at Research Center 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 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. The subinstitute INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience ( www.fz-juelich.de/inm/inm-6/EN/Home/home_node_INM6.html), 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. Among others, the INM-6/IAS-6 is actively involved in the EU flagship project "Human Brain Project" (HBP, www.humanbrainproject.eu). 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 ( www.nest-initiative.org ). NEST has been under continuous development for 20 years and is serving a worldwide community.
We are looking to recruit a
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
Supporting the heads of the subinstitute in all scientific and administrative matters, incl. the recruitment of staff members
Collection, processing and evaluation of information relevant for the research strategy
Support of drafting of research proposals and grants
Organisation as well as professional and content-related preparation and monitoring of project-relevant events/meetings (e.g. meetings with internal and external cooperation partners, guest visits, conferences, workshops, reviews and committee meetings)
Communication with international research partners
PR work and social media: Support in the production of PR material and the presentation of scientific content in social media channels
Completed study in natural sciences, ideally with PhD
Experience in neuroscience, physics or computer science
Experience in administration of third-party funded projects
Strong organizational skills and multitasking capability
Ability to approach tasks with an eye toward efficiency and reproducibility
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 work under pressure, assertiveness and empathy
Skilled in software on project planning, text processing (Latex, Word), presentations (Powerpoint), scheduling of dates and websites
Willingness to travel
High ability to work in interdisciplinary, international team
Work experience abroad
Expertise in Computational Neuroscience
Professional experience in above-mentioned areas of responsibility
Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen
International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
Responsibility in world-class science environment at the interface between neuroscience and technology on the most complex known systems
High visibility through participation in an Open Source community project and work on key technologies of the European Human Brain Project
Integration into a interdisciplinary and international institute
A comprehensive further training programme
Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
Possibility, to apply for the desired level of working hours from 50% to a full position
Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.