Research Manager - Focus on Information

FZJ - Forschungszentrum Jülich

Research Manager - Focus on Information

FZJ - Forschungszentrum Jülich

Flexible Location

The Corporate Development (UE) department forms a central interface between the institutes, the board of directors, and the administration of the research centre. Research planning, the support of international collaborations, and the promotion of young scientists are essential services for research. Other tasks include resource management, strategy development, innovation management, and the handling of EU affairs for the research centre. The diversity of research fields on our campus requires a broad spectrum of management services to support scientists. The Research Programs team supports the board of directors and the institutes with all questions regarding programme-oriented funding (PoF) of the Helmholtz Association and coordinates activities for the research priorities at the interface between research-related and administrative areas. The team members are points of contact for members of the institutes, all organizational units, and the board of directors.

Support our team at the earliest possible date as Research Manager - Focus on Information.

Your Job:

  • You will oversee the focus area "Information" and support corporate development department as well as the board of directors in questions concerning the strategic alignment of the area and the assessment of national and international developments;
  • You coordinate the activities for the specified research topic at the interface between research-related and administrative areas;
  • You will play a crucial role in the preparation and monitoring of programmes within the framework of programme-oriented funding of the HGF;
  • You will compile basic data for the HGF review procedures that take place at regular intervals and coordinate their implementation on site;
  • Conducting environmental analyses and developing recommendations for action will also be part of your portfolio, as well as preparing and following up the relevant committee meetings and following up on the decisions taken;
  • You will demonstrate your cooperative skills in managing appointment negotiations and ad-hoc tasks in the resource planning of the institutes;
  • Your responsible tasks will be rounded off by the conceptual and operational support of the management in special strategic tasks.

Your Profile:

  • You have successfully completed a Master`s degree in natural sciences or engineering and preferably a PhD and furthermore ideally already have good knowledge of science management and committee work;
  • You have already acquired basic knowledge and work experience in at least one of the subject areas of the HGF research field Information;
  • You enjoy working in an interdisciplinary, science-related environment at the interface between science, administration, business and research policy and familiarising yourself with complex topics;
  • You are characterised by your strong analytical and strategic thinking skills and an independent and structured way of working;
  • You are a strong communicator and are characterised by engaging manners;
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills as well as your business fluent German and English round off your profile (please note that fluent written and spoken German skills are absolutely necessary to successfully fill this position).

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • International and interdisciplinary working environment;
  • Varied tasks at the interface between science, administration, business and politics;
  • Attractive flexitime organisation and a wide range of options for balancing work and family life;
  • Structured induction and further development of your personal and professional strengths as part of a corporate development trainee programme: https://www.fz-juelich.de/de/ue/einstieg;
  • We support you right from the start: We make it easier for new colleagues to get started with our Welcome Days and our;
  • Welcome Guide, among other things: https://go.fzj.de/willkommen;
  • Comprehensive company health management and various sports programmes (including a beach volleyball court, running groups, yoga classes and much more);
  • Flexible work (location) arrangements, e.g. remote work;
  • 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year);
  • Capital-forming benefits and an employee pension scheme;
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service.

In addition to exciting tasks and a collaborative working atmosphere at Jülich, we have a lot more to offer: https://go.fzj.de/benefits.

The position is for a fixed term of 2 years. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), pay group 13, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation/identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible.

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