Research Assistant/Project Manager
Call for applications
Part-time 65% / E 11 to E 13 TV-L according to qualifications
Starting date: 1 September 2021.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021.
Interviews: 15-16 July 2021.
This Research Assistant/Project Manager position is part of the research project “Living with Radiation: The Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the History of Radiation Protection” led by Professor Dr. Maria Rentetzi, Chair of Science, Technology, and Gender Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg and funded by a European Research Council Consolidator grant. Living with Radiation explores the role of international organizations and especially of the International Atomic Energy Agency in regulating and standardizing radiation protection on a global scale. We focus especially on IAEA’s technical assistance programs as a key post world war strategy for promoting the atom and supporting applications of civilian atomic energy worldwide; providing standards for use and safety, especially to developing countries in the Global South; creating a ‘world nuclear law’ that could support the development of nuclear industry. We use oral history to document the role of nuclear scientists, diplomats and other relevant actors in radiation protection. Our interviews will be deposited in the Library of the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin and will be openly accessible to researchers. Our aim is to produce an on-line open-access database with keyradiation safety standards and recommendations published by the IAEA since its inception as well as avirtual and travelling exhibition on the history of radiation protection.
As Research Assistant and Project Manager you will be part of a highly interdisciplinary team of five (the PI, three PhD students and a postdoctoral researcher). Your responsibility is to assist the PI monitoring the project. You will identify and collect the information needed to promote it through its website, twitter account and social media ensuring its visibility within the academic community and the public. You will help in organizing, running, and documenting meetings and conferences. You will assist the team to set up and maintain the database of radiation safety publications; collate additional datasets; identify important sources and objects for the virtual and travelling exhibitions. Your tasks include referencing sources and clearing copyright issues concerning photos for forthcoming publications. Your role will be vital in identifying opportunities for international collaborations and for disseminating the ERC research across disciplines.
Applicants are expected to have good analytical, organizational and project management skills in science, technology and innovation and preferably experience in managing EU projects; the ability to maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment; strong IT skills including knowledge of office software; proven experience in website, social network and media feed. Candidates are expected to hold degrees in STS, history of science, or international relations (without excluding other fields); We also expect excellence in oral and written English and German.
Over the course of the project, you will be working in an inspiring, dynamic and international research environment, participating in the academic life of a newly developed chair on Science, Technology and Gender Studies, and you will be supported in enhancing your academic career. We offer a two-years contract with salary in the range of E 11 to E 13 TV-L according to qualifications.
How to apply:
Your application should include in a single pdf file carrying your last name the following:
· a brief cover letter explaining your motivation to apply
· a full curriculum vitae that indicates prior relevant experience
· and two reference letters
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in mid-July 2021.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
Questions related to the project should be addressed to Prof. Dr.Maria Rentetzi, email@example.com
Please submit your application to
Ms Day-See Riechmann
Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology
Bismarckstraße 6, 91054 Erlangen, Germany