Research funding and networking employee (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden is offering the following position starting as soon as possible:

Research funding and networking employee (f/m/d)

TV-L (collective agreement of the federal states), remuneration group E 11,

full-time (40 hours per week, part-time possible),

initially limited to two years with the option to extend the term (position available and permanent appointment intended)

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is a non-university research organisation and a member of the Leibniz Association. It contributes to spatial development that enables people to prosper within ecological limits and ensures planetary justice. In view of the scale of the current global socio-ecological crises, our research aims to accelerate and implement profound and comprehensive transformations that make regions, cities and neighbourhoods sustainable and resilient.

Job-specific background

You work in the Research Management team in the Institute's Directorate and are in constant dialogue with all Research Areas and the Administration. The professional support of socially relevant and current research is important to you. They pay particular attention to the IOER's strategies for acquiring third-party funding and inter/national networking. They work together in small and large groups on tasks and projects of varying scope.

Your tasks include

  • Selection, provision and preparation of information on relevant programme development, calls for proposals and funding opportunities within the framework of national, European and international research funding
  • Supporting scientists in applying for third-party funding for research projects in accordance with the specific guidelines of funding organisations
  • Development of target group-specific internal information and advisory services as well as organisation and implementation of workshops with employees
  • Regular exchange and networking with relevant national and European institutions and networks in the field of research funding (in particular national contact points, EU advisors, Leibniz Headquarter, Leibniz Brussels Office)
  • Exchange and contact management with partners of the IOER as well as participation in the establishment and expansion of strategic cooperation, partnerships and networking activities

Expected skills and competences

  • Successfully completed, relevant Bachelor's degree, e.g. in business administration, public management, administrative sciences or another relevant subject area
  • Professional experience in the areas of research funding and networking, basic understanding of the research system, the organisation of research and scientific research processes are an advantage
  • Knowledge of the national and EU funding landscape is particularly desirable
  • Interest in the research programme of the institute, and ideally also knowledge of relevant research fields
  • Ability to prepare and communicate complex content to specific target groups
  • Excellent written and spoken German and English language skills
  • Personal initiative and ability to work independently
  • Strong ability to work in a team, high social and intercultural competence
  • Structured and goal-orientated working style
  • Experienced and familiar handling of relevant software and digital media

We offer

  • Collaboration in a leading research institute of the Leibniz Association
  • Creative and inspiring working environments
  • Flat hierarchies and opportunities for participation
  • Flexible and family friendly working time models
  • Vivid organisational culture and team building
  • Sustainable and ethics-based cooperation
  • Equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity (repeatedly Total-E-Quality certified)
  • Physical and mental health care support
  • Career planning and further training opportunities
  • Comprehensive sustainability management (LeNa)
  • Job ticket and excellent accessibility
  • Additional pension scheme (VBL)

We actively support our staff through tailored qualification, training and career development measures.

The place of work is Dresden.

The IOER promotes professional equality between women and men as well as diversity, and is particularly committed to harmonise career development and family life. Women are encouraged to apply. Applications from people with recognized disabilities are welcome.

Please send your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diplomas, certificates of employment or references) in the form of a single PDF file as an e-mail attachment, stating the subject "Research funding" by 19/7/2024 to jobs(at)ioer.de.