Project Manager Position (m/f/d)

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)

For a new Horizon 2020 funded project CASCADES  - Cascading Climate Risks and Building European Resilience, PIK is offering a

Project Manager Position (m/f/d)

starting on 1.9.2019.

(Position number: RD 1 – 30-2019)

The position is funded for 4 years. Remuneration is in accordance with the German public tariff scheme (TV-L Brandenburg), salary group E 9. This is a part-time position with a weekly working time of 12 hours per week. Appointment is conditional on approval by the funding agency.

Key responsibilities:

  • Project related administrative and logistic support, event organization, supporting internal communication within the project
  • Project development monitoring related to meeting deadlines for deliverables and milestones, and project financial administration
  • Supporting management of the project in the EU online portal
  • Supporting communication with the EU officers
  • Supporting project data management
  • Website assistance


  • Scientific project management experience

We expect:

  • ability to work independently and on your own initiative
  • structured and goal-oriented thinking
  • capacity to familiarize yourself quickly with new topics
  • creativity and openness to new approaches
  • excellent command of written and spoken German and English
  • reliability
  • teamwork capability
  • organizational talent

We offer:

  • the chance to be part of a young, creative, interdisciplinary, and gender and work-life balance supportive team
  • a stimulating working environment in an international and multi-stakeholder project
  • a collective pay scheme and associated benefits

PIK seeks to increase the share of women in all positions and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. Applications by persons with a migration background are expressly encouraged. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be regarded favourably. PIK also encourages applications by parents returning from parental leave.

Please send your full application (CV and a cover letter) as a single PDF document by Email (Reference: RD 1 – 30-2019), quoting the position number given above by 6.8.2019 at the latest to . The interviews will be scheduled on 9th and 12th August 2019. The size of the file should not exceed 15 MB.

For further information or to discuss the position please contact Dr. Ilona M. Otto, Telephone +49 (0)331-288-2667, ilona.otto(at)pik-potsdam.de.