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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)München
The Excellence Cluster ‘ORIGINS: From the origins of the Universe
to the first building blocks of life‘ (www.origins-cluster.de) started in
January 2019 and is funded within the framework of the Excellence
Strategy of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The interdisciplinary
research project is a cooperation of the Ludwig-Maximilians-
Universität (LMU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
as well as the Max Planck Institutes for Astrophysics (MPA),
Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Physics (MPP), Plasma Physics (IPP)
and Biochemistry (MPIB), the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ).
The Excellence Cluster Origins studies the evolution of the cosmos –
from the inception of the Universe to the first building blocks of life.
Its goal is to find out whether life is the product of a natural process,
a logical outcome of the evolution of the Universe – which can be
understood based on the laws of physics and chemistry and the initial
conditions laid out by the Big Bang.
The Origins cluster is seeking for a
You will foster the scientific exchange and collaborations between
cluster scientists by organizing and attending workshops/
research meetings for the different research units and connector
projects of Origins.
You will initiate and develop new cooperations between Origins
scientists and national as well as international cluster partners
and inform yourself about financing options offered by the DAAD
and similar organizations.
You are responsible for the process of selecting scientific staff, job
advertisements, the integration of the scientists into the ORIGINS
interdisciplinary scientific program and its scientific activities,
and the PhD program.
You supervise the ‘School of ORIGINS‘ and block courses in
astro- and particle physics, biophysics, and biochemistry for new
You organize and develop training courses for school teachers
and programs for pupils in cooperation with the Kerschensteiner
Kolleg of the Deutsches Museum, the Lehrerakademie Dillingen
and the ESO Supernova.
You supervise the scientific visitor program of Origins and organize
the respective cluster guest lectures.
You organize calls and the selection of Seed Money projects.
You organize internal cluster meetings of the research board
and the speakers of the research units and connectors, council
meetings, and meetings of the scientific advisory board, and the
annual science week.
You supervise the Origins science and publication database.
You provide scientific input for Origins outreach activities (e.g.
the lecture series ‘Wissenschaft für Jedermann‘ in the Deutsches
Museum, the Origins newsletter and other).
Doctoral degree, preferentially in astrophysics, particle physics
Experience in coordination of research collaborations
A high level of motivation and excellent communication, networking
and organizational skills
Expert scientific knowledge combined with the talent to prepare
engaging, interesting and concise articles and lectures for
expert scientists as well as for school teachers and the general
Fluent in written and spoken English and German skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
We offer a full-time position at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
(LMU) starting at the earliest possible date, latest April 1, 2020. The
position is limited to December 31, 2025. Salary will be determined
according to the German collective wage agreement in public service
We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application
documents including your CV, a motivation letter, a brief
report on past research activities, a list of publications, your PhD
and diploma/master certificates and two references (contact persons)
as a single pdf via e-mail by latest February 12, 2020 to email@example.com. Please indicate "Scientific & Education
Manager (f/m/d)" in the subject line.
LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are therefore
particularly encouraged to apply. We give priority to severely
disabled applicants with essentially equal qualifications.
Dr. Katharina Langosch, firstname.lastname@example.org, Excellence
Cluster Origins, Boltzmannstraße 2, 85748 Garching, Germany.
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