Scientific Support Job Offer

Scientific Talent Acquisition Specialist (m/f/x)

 St. Ingbert, Germany

The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security is a major federal research institution within the Helmholtz Association. The scientists research information security in all its facets. They conduct cutting-edge basic research as well as innovative application-oriented research and work on pressing challenges in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data protection. CISPA research results find their way into industrial applications and products that are available worldwide. In this way, CISPA strengthens the competitiveness of Germany and Europe. It also promotes talent and is a cadre for excellently trained specialists and managers for industry. In this way, CISPA also carries its know-how into the future.

As part of the Science Support at CISPA, the activities of the Department Scientific Talent Acquisition & Management span from promoting cybersecurity topics to young people, attracting excellent researchers from across the world to CISPA, to making sure new colleagues have a good start, and working towards staying in touch with colleagues who take on new challenges elsewhere. 
The team particularly dedicated to scientific talent acquisition is looking for a another highly-motivated team member, who supports the further development of a CISPA-wide talent acquisition concept and derives, plans and implements target group-, subject- and country-specific talent acquisition measures.

Your future area of responsibility

  • Actively approaching prospective students and candidates who are pursuing or are interested in an academic career in CISPA-relevant research areas
  • Visiting universities in Germany and abroad to establish contacts with local students, student councils and academic advisors
  • Organizing/coordinating (and optionally hosting) recruiting & networking events, for instance, in the context of international scientific conferences
  • Representation and presentation of CISPA at career events with a scientific focus and events with CISPA partners
  • Coordinating with external service providers (e.g., in the context of marketing campaigns)
  • Creating information material for the relevant target groups, as well as presentations for the above-mentioned events
  • Advising and assisting CISPA researchers with advertising scientific positions
  • Establishing a network for the targeted distribution of information on vacant positions and events
  • Developing and supporting the alumni management at CISPA
  • Leading and/or supporting yet undefined projects, and coordinating their implementation with the relevant CISPA departments

Your profile

  • Successfully completed university degree, MBA or doctorate
  • Relevant experience in recruiting, personnel marketing; ideally in the context of science and/or IT security & computer science
  • Strong interest in the research areas of CISPA and willingness to familiarize yourself with topics of IT security, AI/ML, etc.
  • Knowledge of the international academic job market, as well as disciplinary specifics are an advantage
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Excellent English language skills, and German skills at a level that enable you to navigate the German administrative landscape
  • Team spirit, organizational talent and initiative
  • Committed, outgoing, culturally sensitive personality and a solution-oriented way of working
  • Experience with MS Office programs and motivation to work with project management tools, etc.


What we offer

  • An exciting and challenging job with a lot of creative freedom in a research institution that works on future topics in the field of information security in a scientific and at the same time highly international environment
  • For us, the compatibility of family and career as well as equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. For this reason, all positions are also suitable for part-time work
  • Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund). If you meet the personal requirements, you will be placed in pay group E13
  • Permanent employment
  • Up to two days of home office per week are possible on request
  • Trust-based working hours and flexitime
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • Further education and training measures
  • DeutschlandJobticket
  • Social and team-building activities
  • Company health management
  • We support voluntary work

Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

Are you interested?

If you are interested, please upload your application documents via this portal.
We would be delighted if you could briefly explain in your cover letter what challenges you think a company/research institution faces when it comes to attracting outstanding (future) researchers of different career levels from all over the world.

For questions regarding your application, please contact our Application Management Team.
If you have questions regarding this specific position, please contact Dr. Peter Haffke via email.


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