Postdoc / Scientific Manager and Executive of the Coordination Office, Basic Services for NFDI

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The DFG-funded Base4NFDI project is a joint initiative of all consortia of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). You will help shape Germany's most ambitious effort to provide basic services for research data management. As part of a highly motivated team, you will work at the core of this effort. We welcome your ideas and expertise to help shape our dynamic team and take over the Base4NFDI management and leadership of the Base4NFDI coordination office located at TU Dresden (TUD), SUB Göttingen and GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Geosciences, the Chair of Geoinformatics offers a project position within the Projekt „Base4NFDI – Basic Services for the NFDI

Postdoc / Scientific Manager and Executive of the Coordination Office – Basic Services for NFDI (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 14 TV-L)

starting as soon as possible and limited until February 29, 2028.The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2)Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG).


  • executive management of the Base4NFDI coordination office and implementation of the project governance as well as support of the Base4NFDI steering group in the overall coordination of the project work on basic services and the coordination of the Base4NFDI service stewards
  • together with the coordination office, controlling of the scientific project progress and consolidation and coordinating the quality assurance of project results and progress reports
  • co-development of recommendations, publications and white papers as well as development of proposals for the adaptation of scientific project planning in the event of disruptions in the project process
  • monitoring and support of the International Advisory Board of Base4NFDI
  • co-development of cooperation strategies with various scientific institutions to establish joint operating models with the goal of sustainable operation of the basic services 
  • coordination with the committees of the NFDI and for the European integration of basic services with relevant stakeholders of the EOSC 
  • conception for scientific publications and presentations of project results as well as for scientific communication on Base4NFDI on national and international level.


  • university and PhD degree in a subject relevant to the domains of the NFDI consortia and the provision of basic services
  • extensive and long-standing experience and expertise at national and international level in the areas of research data management, scientific information infrastructures, and relevant infrastructural facilities and professional associations 
  • many years of experience in scientific work and understanding of research issues in different domains 
  • extensive experience in leading scientific teams and managing collaborative scientific projects
  • sovereign interaction with scientific management, decision makers as well as scientists of different domains and institutions on a national and international level
  • a high degree of independence, commitment, flexibility and team spirit
  • very good command of the English language.

What we offer: The position allows to work in a highly motivated team at the participating sites and on one of the most visible and ambitious projects of the NFDI. The position at the Chair of Geoinformatics has a strong link to the NFDI4Earth coordination team, the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) and the Contact Point for Research Data at TUD. Working at the Chair of Geoinformatics offers you innovative, creative and solution-oriented working environment in a team of experts on future-oriented topics of information infrastructures - especially in the context of earth system sciences and environmental applications. We offer a modern workplace as well as access to a modern IT infrastructure and innovative services at the internationally engaged University of Excellence TUD, with flexible working hours and a family-friendly working and living environment in Dresden, one of the most livable German cities. Mobile working is made possible.

For further Information and in case of questions please contact Dr. Lars Bernard (

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

In the context of an accelerated appointment procedure, we kindly ask you to submit your meaningful application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, digital copies of your certificates, list of publications, references) quoting the job ID "Base4NFDI" by April 4, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the SecureMail Portal of the TU Dresden as one PDF document to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Geowissenschaften, Professur für Geoinformatik, Herrn Prof. Lars Bernard, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. 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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