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Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy; we therefore particularly welcome applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons are given priority where applicants are equally qualified.
Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Mrs. Dr. Jula Zimmermann
e-mail: jula.zimmermann@ufz.de
Phone: +49 (0) 341 235 1843
Place of work: Leipzig
Closing date for applications:
October 10th, 2016
Please use our online application system for your application:
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Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an inter­national competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

The "Helmholtz Interdisciplinary GRADuate School for Environmental Research (HIGRADE)" provides a framework for qualifying new gene­rations of internationally competitive doctoral researchers. Our aim is to prepare our young researchers for careers in a range of environ­mental fields, i.e. for taking over leading positions in research, manage­ment and policy, technology development, or consulting and education.
For more information please visit our website: www.higrade.de

The graduate school HIGRADE is offering the following vacancy at the nearest possible date:

Graduate school coordinator (m/f)

working time 39 h per week (100%), initially limited to 2 years (extension to permanent employment possible)

Your tasks:
  • Coordination and further development of the graduate school HIGRADE
  • Coordination of the training program for PhDs and Postdocs, including course offers in professional and methodological skills as well as offers in a broad range of scientific disciplines and interdisciplinary contexts
  • Developing visions, seeking best practice concepts, structures and formats, and implementing them at the UFZ to support (scientific) training and careers
  • Contributing to the work of relevant committees and networking with partners both in and outside the UFZ including the development and expansion of our regional and international cooperation with graduate programs and stakeholders
  • Guiding doctoral researchers, including support for the formation of advisory committees
  • Organization and facilitation of events such as the HIGRADE conference, Career Café or PhD Retreat
Your profile:
We seek an open minded, creative and highly motivated team-player with enthusiasm to create and improve the qualification program for young researchers‘ development. The coordinator will also have experience in science management including scientific thinking and project management.

  • Strong skills in developing and implementing new ideas
  • A PhD in a relevant field of natural or social sciences
  • Experience in committee work and interdisciplinary team-work
  • Professional experience in graduate training, science management and personnel management
  • Competent at planning and prioritizing work and precise in the implementation of concepts
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English and German
  • Experience in the conception and coordination of training programs and experience in teaching are beneficial
We offer:
  • Excellent technical facilities and links to national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration in accordance with the TVöD public-sector up to pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits

Bewerbungsschluss: 10.10.2016
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