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Scientific Writer (f/m/d)
Research Center Jülich
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 department INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience
(www.csn.fz-juelich.de), 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
We are looking to recruit a
production and maintenance of the user-level documentation of NEST in English, in dialog with software developers and neuroscientists. Depending on the agreed upon working hours, the task extends to a second software tool (Elephant)
production of short videos supporting the documentation
Production of scientific texts, especially in English, for the institute's website or institute reports in close collaboration with scientists and the heads of the institute
PR activities: Supporting the creation of PR material in English (e.g. flyer, brochures)
communication with the internal communications department
close collaboration with heads of the institute and project partners, especially within the Human Brain Project
regular organization of and attendance of project meetings and videoconferences together with or substituting the task of workpackage leader
completed study in natural sciences, ideally with PhD
experience in neuroscience, physics, or computer science
skilled in text processing software (LaTeX, Word)
good knowledge of C++
excellent competence in German and English, especially with regard to drafting technical and administrative texts
excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team
high ability to work in an interdisciplinary, international team
willingness to travel
work experience abroad
expertise in Computational Neuroscience
professional experience in above-mentioned areas of responsibility
international, interdisciplinary working environment on a green integrated campus located in the triangle of 3 major university cities Cologne-Duesseldorf-Aachen
high visibility through participation in an Open Source community project and work on key technologies of the European Human Brain Project
responsibility in world-class science environment at the interface between neuroscience and technology on the most complex known systems
a comprehensive further training programme
flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
limited until 30. April 2021 with possible longer-term prospects
possibility, to apply for the desired level of working hours from 50% to a full position
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.
We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our
online recruitment system
on our career site, quoting the reference number 2019-335.
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