Foundation Coordinator for CIDS

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
according to salary group up to E 15 TV-L
14 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time



The TU Dresden founds the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Sciences (CIDS) to holistically and synergistically bring together Dresden's research on digitization for and in all areas of science.  As a crystallization point for innovation and interdisciplinarity this new center will have numerous bridge functions and interfaces to all areas of the university. On the basis of current trends such as edge and cloud computing, it will provide interdisciplinary digital solutions in close connection with HPC, big data and innovative AI methods. About 600 employees from various departments (Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing, Center for Modeling and Simulation, Center SYNOSYS, Lab for Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems (LIC), the LICOSS Lab, ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig, Media Center, Transfer Center and other scientific collaborative projects) will work together on scientific issues related to software in the new Lehmann Center Office Building (LZB). As a core component of the DRESDEN concept the CIDS brings together the IT strengths of the university in research, infrastructure, teaching and organisation.

Working at CIDS opens up the possibility to work in a committed team with an open and modern working culture, to start a job with a high degree of creative freedom, an exciting and challenging field of activity at the interface between interdisciplinary science and administration as well as individually tailored further education opportunities for your professional situation. Furthermore, TU Dresden is committed to family friendliness and offers flexible working hours.

A position as

Foundation Coordinator for CIDS
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group up to E 15 TV-L)

is offered starting at the next possible date initially for a period of 4 years. The period of employment is governed by § 32 TV-L. Balancing family and career is an important issue. The post is generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment.  Please indicate your request in your application.

Tasks: In your new position, you will coordinate the strategic development of the center in close cooperation with the founding director, the CDIO and the scientific directors of the departments associated with CIDS. You represent CIDS in internal and external communication, especially at the interface of science, economy and politics. Their tasks include the promotion of the strategic and scientific development of CIDS, the organization of the recruitment process of talented scientists, the transfer of results and the control of success. In addition, you will coordinate the further development of cooperation with universities, research facilities and institutions in the national and international scientific community as well as the expansion of application-oriented cooperation with industry.

For this outstanding position we are looking for a personality with a strong scientific background who fulfills the following requirements:

  • a university degree, if applicable with a doctorate, preferably in a scientific or engineering field;
  • several years of experience in research management, ideally in interdisciplinary contexts;
  • distinctive strategic and conceptual skills combined with persuasiveness as well as integration and assertiveness;
  • a high degree of commitment, flexibility and independent action as well as distinctive organizational skills;
  • proven leadership competence with excellent communication skills (communicative, motivating management style), personnel management competence, teamwork and intercultural competence;
  • Knowledge of administrative, grant, labor and collective bargaining law as well as budget and accounting in the public sector;
  • competent handling of modern communication and information technologies;
  • very good knowledge of German and English.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more women in leadership positions. Hence, we particularly encourage qualified women to apply. In case of equal suitability, people with severe disabilities or those with equivalence to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be preferred for employment.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by January 7, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) by mail to: TU Dresden, Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen, Herrn Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel – persönlich -, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf-document to Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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