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Training Manager (Base4NFDI)
GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is an internationally active research institute, funded by federal and state governments and member of the Leibniz Association.
Starting on March 1st, 2023, our Presidential Office, located in Mannheim, is looking for a
Training Manager (Base4NFDI)
(Salary group 13 TV-L, 75% working time, initially limited until 29.02.2028)
As part of a highly motivated team, you will help shape Germany’s most ambitious endeavor to provide support services for research data management.
The Project Coordination of Base4NFDI, located at TU Dresden, SUB Göttingen, and GESIS Mannheim will be at the center stage of this effort and synchronize
Base4NFDI’s development projects with the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). To help shape our dynamic team, we will welcome your ideas and expertise.
Your tasks will be:
Conceptually develop and communicate a framework (formats and content) for trainings for users of basic services (also through e-learning formats) to address heterogeneous scientific and technical backgrounds
Analyse training requirements of researchers from different scientific contexts and employees of scientific infrastructure providers
Responsibility for overall coordination of trainings for scientific users & support for providers of user trainings in the evolving context of Base4NFDI’s nationwide development projects
Set up structures to support Base4NFDI’s partners in
providing user trainings
Conceptually and organizationally contribute to Base4NFDI as part of the Coordination Office (e.g. with regard to Base4NFDI’s decision-making processes)
A Master’s Degree
Experience in project management, and one or more of the following: user trainings for software or IT-related processes, knowledge of e-learning tools
Willingness to learn and acquire new skills
Delight in straightforward communication and working in teams
Proficiency in English and German and intercultural competence
GESIS offers an exciting work environment for interdisciplinary research at the interface between the social sciences and computer science. As an infrastructure institution, we promote social science research and cooperate with renowned international research institutes.
GESIS supports your career development. We offer a wide range of career opportunities in an attractive and rewarding work environment that allows you to carry out your tasks in a creative and autonomous manner. You will work in an international environment in the heart of Cologne and benefit from our flexible working conditions as well as our extensive internal and external networks.
GESIS is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to disability regulations. (The position is available on a full-time or part-time basis.)
We are a family-friendly employer and have been certified by the audit Work&Family since 2010.
You will be part of Base4NFDI’s large network of academic institutions from all research disciplines
If you are in the process of writing a PhD, you will find a rich and inspiring environment
Flexible working hours and the possibility of up to 60% mobile
working within Germany
Promotion of your skills through further training measures
Very good conditions for reconciling work and family life, e.g. subsidies for childcare for children who have not yet attained the age of compulsory schooling
Holistic company health management and discounted participation in the university's sports programme
Generous support for your pension provision as a direct insurance policy
The project partners are involved in the selection process. When submitting your application, you agree that the persons involved have full access to all documents submitted.
For further information concerning the tasks, please contact Dr. Bernhard Miller via phone +49 621 1246-257 or via
E-Mail. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Michaela Schwarzhaupt via
Please apply via our Online-application portal.