GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90 %) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10 %) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 80 million Euro and has approx. 1000 employees.

In the framework of the EU-project T-SECTOR (Testing solid earth climate connections through mid ocean ridge time series), the research divisions Dynamics of the Ocean Floor and Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics are searching for a

Scientist (m/f/d) for project management


  • Administrative project management in cooperation with the principal investigators (especially preparation of reports and support of internal administrative procedures)
  • Communication between funding agency and project partners, in particular entering project information/data in online portals and document management system
  • Support for accounting and controlling of the project budget
  • Project-related outreach activities and responsibility for the internet presence
  • Organization of project meetings and project-related travel


  • Academic degree (preferably in geosciences)
  • Interest in and motivation for the management of a European Research Council project at the interface between science, administration and funding agency
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and German
  • Ability to work in a team (being proactive), as well as good communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with relevant IT programs (e.g. Ms Office, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Project management experience

Advantageous for the position are:

  • Experience with EU-funded projects
  • Experience with TYPO3

The position is temporary for an initial 2 years (with an option of extension to a total of 6.5 years). The temporal limitation is based on § 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG.

The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E 13 (TVöD-Bund). The regular weekly working time corresponds to 50% of a full-time position. The position cannot be split, work times are flexible.

GEOMAR aims to promote women and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please send your complete application documents in electronic form in a single pdf document by March 20, 2023 referring to the keywords "T-SECTOR project management", to:

Please refer to the keywords in the subject line. After completion of the selection process, all application documents will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations.

For further information on the advertised position, please contact Dr. Jörg Geldmacher (

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Please refrain from making telephone inquiries about the status of the procedure. We will be happy to take your questions by e-mail at In doing so, please refer to the keywords.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit or

GEOMAR is committed to a non-discriminatory personnel selection. Our job advertisements address all people. We expressly request that you do not submit a photo of yourself with your application.

The TOTAL E-QUALITY award is presented to GEOMAR for efforts in terms of human resource management aimed at providing equal opportunity.

published: 24 February 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.