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Researcher (m/f) Project: The Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS)
Global Young Academy (GYA)
The Global Young Academy (GYA) was founded in 2010 with the vision to be the voice of young scientists around the world. The GYA
empowers early-career researchers to lead international and interdisciplinary initiatives and projects, and to engage in intergenerational
dialogue by developing and mobilising talent from six continents. The academy is hosted by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
A flagship project of the GYA is the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) project, which is currently being carried out in fourteen African
countries. GloSYS Africa is an empirical research project which relies on the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data
for the purpose of advancing our understanding of the working conditions, funding environment, and challenges affecting young scientists in Africa.
A central aim of the GloSYS studies is to collect internationally-comparable data on early-career researchers in all regions of the world.
The GloSYS Africa project is currently in its final year. Future regional GloSYS projects are currently under discussion.
Researcher (m/f) Project: The Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) (Reference 18-15)
Start date: 1 August 2018 / as soon as possible Duration: until 30 June 2019 Location: German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany Contract and salary: In accordance with the German labour agreement for public services TVöD, depending on the appointed candidate’s level of work experience (up to TVöD 13).100 %, full time.
The Project Researcher is responsible for the studie’s coordination and will report to the GYA Managing Director. He or she should carry out the
following tasks in close collaboration with the corresponding GYA Working Group.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Scientific, administrative and organisational coordination of the GloSYS Africa project and the GloSYS Umbrella project
Management of research activities, from data collection, analysis and reporting
Participation and coordination of the writing of the final project report (due in Mai/June 2019)
Reporting on GloSYS Africa to the funding Institution
Presentation of GloSYS Africa project results and plans in Germany and internationally
Writing and coordination of a scientific grant proposal for a next regional GloSYS study (possibly in Latin America or the MENA region)
Supervision of GloSYS project student assistant
General support of the GloSYS Working Group of the GYA and the GYA Executive Office
Academic qualification, at least with a master’s degree
At least 3 years of relevant job experience, ideally in empirical social science research, higher education research, or science policy and science studies, ideally with a doctorate
Fluent command of English and German, some French language skills desirable
Abilities and experience in leading and coordinating a team
Intercultural competence and experience
Readiness to occasionally travel internationally (Working group meeting approx. 3 times a year for 3-5 days)
Ideally also experiences in writing research proposals
Availability from August 2018 t
The payment will be based on E 13 according to the German public wage agreement. The working time is 39 hours per week (100 %). The contract will
be limited to the term congruent with the current funding of the GloSYS Project (ending on 30 June 2019).
Leopoldina and GYA are an equal opportunities employer with commitment to a diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from any nationalities who will
fulfil all requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Applicants who are non EU citizens and not citizens of
Island, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland need a valid work permit.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online using our online application form at
www.leopoldina.org/de/jobs . The deadline for application is 30 July 2018. Job interviews will take place on 8 August 2018.
For further information please consult
www.globalyoungacademy.net or call the managing director of the GYA, Dr. Beate Wagner (+49 345 47239-172).