Join our team

The Bernstein Coordination Site (BCOS) is a branch office of the Forschungszentrum Jülich and part of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM). BCOS is the national and international representation of the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience.
It supports researchers in the Bernstein Network e.g. by organizing the annual Bernstein Conference and other networking events, representing the network at international scientific conferences and offering central public relation measures.

We are currently seeking a new team member in science communication.

Your tasks
  • Identifying current, neuroscientifically relevant topics and editing for multimedia
    usage/disposition
  • Writing various texts and press releases on research in the Bernstein Network in
    German and English
  • Maintenance of the Bernstein Network website and corporate design
  • Design of print materials (e.g. Bernstein Letter, Bernstein Feature)
  • Conception and production of short films displaying research in the Bernstein
    Network
  • Preperation and postprodction of interviews (e.g. written, podcast, short films)
  • Preperation and moderation of press conferences
  • Development of PR and communication strategies
  • Developing promotion materials for the Bernstein Network
  • Maintenance of Social Media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo)
  • Supporting the head of BCOS by e.g. taking on superordinate organizational duties
  • Supporting network members with PR and communication issues
Your profile
  • University degree (Master), e.g. in computer sciences or other technology-related fields, neurosciences, medicine, journalism or related-fields, ideally plus doctorate
  • Proven expertise in writing articles on research for a lay audience
  • Excellent proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite and Word Press
  • Excellent writing and communication proficiency in German and English
  • Interest in layouting and designing
  • Experience with documentary films
  • Very independent, analytical and structured way of working with high quality
    awareness
  • Excellent communication skills, excellent capacity for teamwork and cooperation
  • Resilience and assertiveness
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Germany and occasionally internationally
>> job offer science communication
Our offer
  • Cutting-edge research environment with an interdisciplinary and international perspective
  • Working in a creative team with an open and appreciative working culture
  • Great opportunities and support for personal (career) advancement
  • Extensive company health management offered by the Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly
    corporate policy
  • Full-time position with the possibility of slightly reduced working hours
  • Attractive home-office arrangements possible
  • Place of employment is Freiburg, one of Germany’s most attractive cities

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working
environment. The position is initially for a fixed term of 2 years, with possible
long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service. (TVöD


Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.