Student Assistant (m/f) - Project and Communications Assistant

The Global Young Academy (GYA) is an international academy of early-career researchers with the vision of beingthe voice of young scientists around the world. The academy is currently hosted by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, receiving its core funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and additional support from a variety of donors and partners, including the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). The GYA empowers early-career researchers to lead international and interdisciplinary initiatives and projects, and to engage in intergenerational dialogue by developing and mobilising talent from six continents. Its purpose is to promote the use of evidencein global decision-making. Members are chosen for their demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and commitment to service. The GYA has 200 members selected for 5-year terms and a growing network of alumni from around the world and across the disciplines.

 

Start date:1 November 2017, as soon as possible

Duration:oneyear

Location:GYA offices at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany

The Global Young Academy (GYA) is an international academy of early-career researchers with the vision of beingthe voice of young scientists around the world. The academy is currently hosted by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, receiving its core funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and additional support from a variety of donors and partners, including the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). The GYA empowers early-career researchers to lead international and interdisciplinary initiatives and projects, and to engage in intergenerational dialogue by developing and mobilising talent from six continents. Its purpose is to promote the use of evidencein global decision-making. Members are chosen for their demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and commitment to service. The GYA has 200 members selected for 5-year terms and a growing network of alumni from around the world and across the disciplines.

 

Start date: 1 November 2017, as soon as possible

Duration: one year

Location: GYA offices at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit news articles on scientific projects of the GYA
  • Communicate with members of the academy in order to receive timely reports from current events
  • Assist with updating the content of GYA website and working to build and maintain a social media presence
  • Assist with organisational & logistical tasks related to empirical research projects
  • Assist with organising international meetings and conferences

Requirements:

  • Bachelor´s degree
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong organisational skills, creativity and good presentation skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity and ability to work collaboratively in teams
  • Ability to draft and/or edit newsarticles and other texts on a broad spectrum of topics
  • Experience with social media, especially Twitter and Facebook
  • Prior experience working with websites (updating texts and links, preferably in WordPress) or openness to learn to work in the field

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06108 Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland

11,01 EUR/h
Bis: 22.10.2017
Wie: GYA and Leopoldina are an equal opportunities employerand all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.We havea commitment to a diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from any nationalities who fulfil all requirements. If you are i

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Katja Gebhardt
E-Mail: bewerbung@leopoldina.org

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