Reg.-Nr. 067/2023
Fristende 2023-04-04


Die Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena ist eine traditionsreiche und forschungsstarke Universität im Zentrum Deutschlands. Als Volluniversität verfügt sie über ein breites Fächerspektrum. Ihre Spitzenforschung bündelt sie in den Profillinien Light – Life – Liberty. Sie ist eng vernetzt mit außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen, forschenden Unternehmen und namhaften Kultureinrichtungen. Mit rund 18.000 Studierenden und mehr als 8.600 Beschäftigten prägt die Universität maßgeblich den Charakter Jenas als weltoffene und zukunftsorientierte Stadt.

The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse at Friedrich Schiller University Jena investigates the interactions and functions of microbial communities in different habitats - from oceans and groundwater to plant and human hosts. The goal is to identify cross-habitat principles and dynamics that allow for restoration and maintenance of equilibrium in microbial communities. The Cluster of Excellence brings together expertise in life sciences, optics/photonics, materials and computer sciences at the university and non-university research institutes in Jena. The management office of the Cluster of Excellence is currently seeking an:

Outreach and Marketing Manager

The full-time position (100% / 40 h/week) is available at the earliest possible date and is initially with a limited contract until 12/31/2025.
We are looking for a highly creative candidate to expand the brand Balance of the Microverse and increase its visibility on a national and international level. Working at the interface between life/natural sciences and marketing, you will take an active mediator position between the involved stakeholders and contribute significantly to the image of the modern, highly networked Cluster of Excellence. You should bring fresh ideas for appealing graphical components that reflect the highly dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of our research network.

Ihre Aufgaben:

    • Conception and implementation of target group specific marketing activities and campaigns, analog and digital, including their measurement of success

    • Development of the brand Balance of the Microverse and increase of its visibility on a national and international level

    • Developing innovative concepts to make the research topic more accessible to the public

    • Analysis and specification of stakeholders

    • Organization of events as well as development of cluster-specific event concepts to develop new target groups

    • Concept development for website and social media presence

    • Creating and implementing templates for presentations of scientific results, as well as creating graphics

Ihr Profil:

    • Successful completion of university studies or a comparable degree in marketing, public relations, media design, media technology, visual communication, media and communication science or similar
    • You should have an affinity for science, great communication and organizational skills, and enjoy working with external partners from the creative industries (graphic designers, web programmers, photographers, filmmakers, printers).
    • Creativity in development and implementation of marketing concepts that reflect scientific accuracy
    • Confident and professional handling of the English language as well as knowledge of the German language
    • An integrative, team-oriented personality with excellent communication skills
    • Strong skills for on-time project management, organizational talent and independent working style
    • Interest in a versatile creative work within a large natural science project consortium

Unser Angebot:

    • A wide range of job tasks with creative freedom in a highly collaborative and committed team.
    • Attractive fringe benefits, e.g. capital-forming benefits, job ticket (discounts for public transport), company pension scheme (VBL)
    • University health programs and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours
    • Remuneration based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Federal States (TV-L) in salary scale 11 — depending on the candidate’s personal qualifications
    • 30 days of recreational leave in the calendar year plus two days off for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

The full-time position (40 hours/week) is initially limited until 31.12.2025, with an option for extension. A part-time position may be discussed.
Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your application, including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates and a work sample, by e-mail as a single PDF file, stating the vacancy ID 067/2023 by April 04, 2023 to:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Dezernat 5 - Personal
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena


For questions, please contact: Alena Gold |

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