Coordinator (m/f/d) for Collection Development

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Frankfurt am Main

For more than 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, scientists from more than 40 countries conduct research across 11 locations in Germany in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change.

The head office of Senckenberg together with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt invites applications for a

Coordinator (m/f/d) for Collection Development (full-time position)

Senckenberg’s collections host more than 40 million objects. Some collections rank among the most important collections worldwide both in terms of scientific importance and scope.

We are seeking an experienced scientist with a strong background in (biodiversity) data management related to natural history collections and data modelling. The candidate (m/f/d) should have the necessary scientific experience to coordinate and facilitate mobilization and digitization of collection data. Being connected in the international biodiversity data science community is an asset.

Your tasks

  • Coordination of collection-management, data mobilization and digitization
  • Representation of Senckenberg in national and international initiatives
  • Fostering the importance of digitalised collections as a fundamental tool for international Earth system research
  • Actively publish in international scientific journals

Your profile

  • Doctoral degree in biology or a related field
  • Knowledge in data management for biodiversity research
  • Experience in managing and digitizing natural history collections
  • Experience with modern research infrastructure and research approaches, such as statistical programming tools (e.g. R and Python) and biodiversity data standards
  • Experience with widely used open-access databases (GBIF and OBIS), data quality control processes (e.g. Darwin Core Standard and Biodiversity Information Standards)
  • Extensive international experience working in different environments with a strong networking ability
  • Research record in biodiversity informatics and big-data management, documented by publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals
  • Experience in project management and acquisition of third-party funds
  • Very good ability to work in a team
  • Familiarity with intergovernmental bodies for policy makers
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written; good knowledge of German

What is awaiting you?

  • An attractive and challenging position in a research institution of international standing
  • A salary that reflects the tasks and responsibilities of the position based on the collective agreement for public service in the state of Hesse (TV-H E 13)
  • Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – annual leave of 30 days – discounted job-ticket for public transportation in the Rhein-Main area

Place of employment: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Volume of employment: full-time position (40 hours/week)

Contract type: initially limited for 2 years

Payment: according to the collective agreement for public service TV-H E 13

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung supports equal opportunity and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

You would like to apply?

Please send your application documents (CV, certificates, transcripts and credentials, references, letter of motivation), mentioning the reference #01-20011 until 16.03.2020 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: recruiting(at)senckenberg.de

For more information on the field of activity please contact either Prof. Dr. Angelika Brandt, angelika.brandt(at)senckenberg.de, phone: +49-(0)69 - 7542 1240, or Prof. Dr. Karsten Wesche, karsten.wesche(at)senckenberg.de.