Scientific Coordinator (f*m)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Schmidlstraße 6
Job Announcement Text: 

Job ID: IWF109ADM121


The Space Research Institute (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Austria’s leading non-university research and science institution, is offering a position as a


Scientific Coordinator (f*m)

(full- or part time)


Applications are invited for the position of a Scientific Coordinator at the Space Research Institute in Graz. The Scientific Coordinator will support the IWF Director Prof. Dr. Christiane Helling.


The tasks of the successful candidate include:

  • support of project management, reporting, meeting preparation and follow-up,
  • building up a young people program in interdisciplinary space science & planetary research,
  • trend-scouting and support of science-technology links in space science,
  • support facilitation of growing cross-disciplinary efforts.


We seek a Scientific Coordinator who

  • feels at ease in an enthusiastic team of diverse ethnical and scientific backgrounds,
  • has experiences in the international space research and funding landscape,
  • enables communication across disciplinary boundaries,
  • is self-driven, flexible and enjoys problem solving in a research-support environment,
  • comprehends complex contexts and is multi-lingual.


Furthermore, it would be beneficial if the candidate has supervised students, and coordinated teams.


The applicant should hold a PhD in astrophysics, geoscience, space science engineering or any reasonably close natural/engineering area.


The position is available as early as January 1, 2022. The initial contract is for 1 year with the expectation of prolongation for a permanent employment depending on adequate performance and agreement of both candidate and institute. The IWF offers an annual gross salary of € 55.242,60 based on a full-time employment. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Applications include (1) a curriculum vitae incl. list of publications, (2) statement of the applicant's experience wrt. the above listed tasks (max 2 pages), (3) certificates for the full academic record, and (4) two names of references with the full contact information. Please send the application in PDF format mentioning Job ID: IWF109ADM121 to [email protected] no later than November 1, 2021.


Inquiries about the position should be directed to Prof Dr Christiane Helling. More information about the institute:


The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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