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For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Media communication for project ROCK-IT – in part-time 19,5 hours/per week

Remuneration Group 13 | Limited: 2 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: FSMA018/2023 | Deadline: 26.05.2023 | Part-time | Remote work possible

DESY, with more than 2900 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

Catalysis experiments are currently not highly digitized nor automated when compared to other fields such as macromolecular crystallography, where the potential of automation and digitization of measurements is already successfully exploited. ROCK-IT (remote, operando controlled, knowledge-driven, IT-based) addresses these challenges with the intention to provide solutions to improve the efficiency of catalysis research, tailor-made, yet composed of generic building blocks portable enough to be applicable to a wide range of measurements. The building blocks – partly interfacing to other ongoing projects in the field of data handling and science – include standardized and interchangeable data formats, standardized metadata collection, interfaces to electronic lab books, sample tracking and handling, Al-based experiment control and data evaluation, and automation of experiments under remote control.

About your role:

Independent conceptualisation and realisation of all public relations work for the "ROCK-IT" project. This includes in particular:

  • Design and maintenance of materials for the public presentation of the project (e.g. logo, website, brochures)
  • Organisation and implementation of outreach workshops to involve the user community (industry and academic) in the project
  • Collecting and analysing feedback from the user community
  • Supporting the respective project groups in designing and implementing the user interfaces (UI/UX) as well as creating a surrogate model of the project demonstrator
  • Support in project reporting

Good reasons to join:

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work-life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time, job-sharing models and participation in mobile work. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public funded employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a job ticket at both locations.

About you:

  • Degree in media communication, media informatics or comparable degree
  • Knowledge of models for didactic, journalistic and scientific media for knowledge transfer
  • Experience in UI/UX design
  • Programming skills (e.g. Python, Blender)
  • Professional experience in the field of transferring scientific results into application
  • Ability to transfer complex facts into target group-oriented, easily understandable communications
  • Professional experience primarily in science organisations
  • Fluent in English and German (written and oral)

For further information please contact Alexander Schökel at +49 40 8998-4422 (

Please submit your complete application documents (letter of motivation, CV and relevant certificates) including your salary expectations via our application portal.

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal:

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DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position.
Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

You can find further information here:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Personalabteilung | Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998‑3392