project management (m/f/d) for the ElbeXtreme consortium



Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation under public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the State of Schleswig-Holstein (10%). It is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine research.

Through our research and our commitment to the transfer of knowledge and technology, we contribute significantly to the preservation of the function and protection of the ocean for future generations.

The research unit "Chemical Oceanography" of the research department 2 "Marine Biogeochemistry" offers a position

project management (m/f/d)

for the ElbeXtreme consortium

funded by the BMBF and starting as soon as possible and ending September 30th, 2025.

Description of the project

Extreme events are considered a major risk factor for coastal ecosystems and human communities. Their frequency and intensity are increasing due to global climate change, while coastal population density is increasing, coastal ecosystems are changing and societies are becoming more sensitive to hazards from the sea and rivers/estuaries. The main objective of ElbeExtreme is to assess the impacts of extreme events in the marine Elbe and the adjacent North Sea on ecosystems and ecosystem services. The project is part of the MareXtreme mission of the German Marine Research Alliance (

Job description / Tasks

The candidate will be part of the ElbeXtreme consortium with 14 partners from industry, research institutes, universities and governmental organizations, and also the MareXtreme Mission consisting of four large consortia.

Your tasks

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Organising project meetings and monitoring progress on deliverables provided by ElbeXtreme
  • Organising administration and communication within and outside the ElbeXtreme project (including DAM and MareXtreme partners, and ElbeXtreme stakeholders)
  • Logistical preparation and follow-up of trips
  • Set-up and maintenance of the ElbeXtreme project website
  • Adaptation and optimisation of data formats of new data from ElbeXtreme. Submission of data.
  • Writing reports for ElbeXtreme (factsheets, interim reports)
  • Preparation and realisation of transfer and outreach activities

Your profile:

  • University degree (at least Masters) in natural or communication sciences or a comparable qualification
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • good communication skills in German and English
  • Confident handling of Windows Office

Further desirable are:

  • Experience in scientific communication in the social and/or natural sciences, ideally related to climate research
  • Graphics skills (e.g. Photoshop, PowerPoint)

At a workplace, directly on the Kiel Fjord with many leisure and recreational opportunities, we offer you:

  • Good conditions for work-life balance: We offer, among other things, the possibility of mobile working and individual working time arrangements, vacation courses for the children of our employees, and good support in finding a place in a daycare center at the Kiel site
  • Support services for professional and personal life situations
  • An exciting work environment with the opportunity to provide important impetus for the development of sustainable solutions
  • Exciting topics in an international environment
  • Work in the field of marine and climate research, a forward-looking area with social significance
  • 30 vacation days + additional time off at Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  • Company pension plan and capital-forming benefits

The position is limited until September 30th, 2025. The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class 13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a part-time position according to 50 % of a full-time equivalent. Flexible working time models are generally possible.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists 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, informative application documents for this post not later than June 26th, 2024 under the following link:

Online application

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all your application data will be removed according to data protection regulation.

For further information about the position and the research unit, please contact Prof. Dr. Eric Achterberg (eachterberg(at)

We will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to bewerbung(at) In doing so, please refer to the keyword “ElbeXtreme”.

For further information on GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel or the Helmholtz Association, please visit or

GEOMAR is committed to an objective and non-discriminatory selection process. Our calls for applications are therefore aimed at all people. We expressly waive the submission of application photos.