[Comp-neuro] Open position in Juelich: Scientific coordinator in Computational Neuroscience in Juelich, Germany

Martina Reske m.reske at fz-juelich.de
Mon Oct 21 12:54:49 CEST 2019

Dear comp-neuro

The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) at Research Center Jülich, Germany, investigates the structure and function of the human brain on different spatial and temporal scales within the research program “Decoding the Human Brain”. The Supercomputing Centre is home of one of the most powerful machines and has a leading role in the European exascale strategy. Basic neuroscience connects the two research areas as it heavily relies on modeling and simulation, which are necessary to approach the brain’s immense complexity, manage the huge amount of resulting data, and develop reliable control techniques.
The subinstitute INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience ( https://www.fz-juelich.de/inm/inm-6/EN/Home/home_node_INM6.html ), develops mathematical models of neuronal dynamics and function. Model-driven analyses of brain activity and structure as well as simulation of biologically realistic models form the core of our work. Among others, the INM-6/IAS-6 is actively involved in the EU flagship project „Human Brain Project“ (HBP, https://www.humanbrainproject.eu ). Together with its partners, INM-6 develops analysis tools and the leading simulation code (NEST) for brain scale networks with cellular resolution in an open source approach ( http://www.nest-initiative.org ). NEST has been under continuous development for 20 years and is serving a worldwide community.

We are looking to recruit a

Scientific Coordinator

Your Job:

  *   Supervision and controlling of administrative aspects of third party funded projects, incl. monitoring of project milestones, collecting and providing material for scientific reports, among others in EU projects in close collaboration with scientists, for instance within the Human Brain Project
  *   Supporting the heads of the subinstitute in all scientific and administrative matters, incl. the recruitment of staff members
  *   Collection, processing and evaluation of information relevant for the research strategy
  *   Support of drafting of research proposals and grants
  *   Organisation as well as professional and content-related preparation and monitoring of project-relevant events/meetings (e.g. meetings with internal and external cooperation partners, guest visits, conferences, workshops, reviews and committee meetings)
  *   Communication with international research partners
  *   PR work and social media: Support in the production of PR material and the presentation of scientific content in social media channels

Your Profile:

  *   Completed study in natural sciences, ideally with PhD
  *   Experience in neuroscience, physics or computer science
  *   Experience in administration of third-party funded projects
  *   Strong organizational skills and multitasking capability
  *   Ability to approach tasks with an eye toward efficiency and reproducibility
  *   High communication skills and ability to work in a team
  *   Excellent verbal and written forms of expression in both, German and English, especially with regard to drafting scientific and administrative texts
  *   Ability to work under pressure, assertiveness and empathy
  *   Skilled in software on project planning, text processing (Latex, Word), presentations (Powerpoint), scheduling of dates and websites
  *   Willingness to travel
  *   High ability to work in interdisciplinary, international team


  *   Work experience abroad
  *   Expertise in Computational Neuroscience
  *   Professional experience in above-mentioned areas of responsibility

Our Offer:

  *   Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen
  *   International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  *   Responsibility in world-class science environment at the interface between neuroscience and technology on the most complex known systems
  *   High visibility through participation in an Open Source community project and work on key technologies of the European Human Brain Project
  *   Integration into a interdisciplinary and international institute
  *   A comprehensive further training programme
  *   Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  *   Possibility, to apply for the desired level of working hours from 50% to a full position
  *   Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  *   Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application until 12.11.2019 via our online recruiting system, https://www.hrecruiting.de/obf2/bewerbermanagement.php?kunden_nr=t5ChjatkIfdwmACO&link_id=wIiCPQpdAL3M5f9o&obf_strukt_id=Zsz7fRY9iBObMzLWzv&lang=en quoting the reference number 2019-374.

Martina Reske


Dr. Martina Reske
Scientific Coordinator

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience &
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6)
Theoretical Neuroscience
Jülich Research Centre and JARA
Jülich, Germany
Work +49.2461.611916
Work Cell +49.151.26156918
Fax +49.2461.619460

Office hours: TU & FR 9.00-17, WE & TH 9.00-13

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Volker Rieke
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

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