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Project Coordinator (with a focus on science communication) (m/f/d)

The Secretariat of Population Europe, the network of 36 leading research institu­tions from all over Europe with a focus on the dialogue between science, politics and society (, in Berlin, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (, is looking for a

Project Coordinator (with a focus on science communication) (m/f/d), full-time or part-time,

as of the next possible date and limited until 31 January 2023

within the framework of two European Commission-funded projects in the field of migration policy

"Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime" ( and

"Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy" (

Your tasks

  • Press and editorial work for the overall scientific communication of the projects on various channels;
  • Editing the projects’ websites, content creation and development of social media channels as well as PR-relevant publications of the projects (such as Policy Briefs and Discussion Papers);
  • Supporting the development and realization of a suitable publication strategy (i.e. focus, channels, timing, media monitoring, key performance indicators);
  • Thematic research within the bounds of the projects;
  • Professional approach to communicating with participant researchers;
  • Text composition in English, as well as the editing and publication process;
  • Responding to media inquiries with the help of the scientists;
  • Further developing researchers’ media skills;
  • Support in maintaining and developing the projects’ communication strategy in agreement with leadership;
  • Preparation and support for events (virtual, hybrid and in-person) with decision makers within research, politics and broader society on the topics of the projects as well as the projects’ concluding events in 2022 in Brussels.

Your profile

  • University degree, preferable in journalism or in the humanities, social or life sciences;
  • Proven qualification and work experience in journalism;
  • Proven experience with online communication, website development, CMS and social media;
  • Ideally, experience with the planning and organising of events;
  • Excellent spoken and written knowledge of English (and ideally, German) at least at C1 level;
  • A good understanding of debates within the field of migration studies and their relevance for politics, society and media;
  • Knowledge of the international media landscape.

Our offer

  • Challenging communication tasks in a socially-relevant subject area at both the European and global level;
  • Participation in Population Europe’s experienced communication team;
  • Close collaboration with scientists with a groundbreaking research agenda;
  • Entry into the professional science communiation and science management field;
  • Remuneration at Pay Scale 13 of the German federal wage agreement for the public service (TVöD Bund), company pension scheme;
  • Modern, family-friendly workplace (flexible working hours, teleworking) in central Berlin;
  • Occupational health promotion.

Our institute values diversity and is committed to employing individuals from minorities. The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely handicapped people. Applications from severely handicapped people are explicitly encouraged. Our Institute and the Max Planck Society also seek to increase the propor­tion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

Your application should include a letter of motivation, a CV/Resume, academic transcript and two writing samples in English related to science communication to be sent by 7 July, 2021, compiled into one PDF, and by e-mail to:

Due to the current pandemic, our secretariat is currently not permanently opened. If you have any questions, please contact us at the e-mail address mentioned above.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.