The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine.

Project Manager Library, Research Data and Research Information (f/m/d)

Code: 1934/2021/3

to be responsible for coordination of several key activities related to DZNE’s research data and scientific output/impact.

The LIS of the DZNE is part of the "Core Research Facilities and Services" (CRFS), a service unit offering the scientists a broad range of diverse technologies that are required by a state-of-the-art research. It is a new department that operates as a purely digital library and thus offers much room for personal commitment and creative possibilities.

Your tasks

  • Supporting activities within the DZNE digital library
  • Continuous collection, registration and monitoring/analysis of quantitative and qualitative performance indicators of DZNE’s scientific output and impact (publications, scientific cooperation, knowledge transfer activities, technology transfer)
  • Reporting of progress and performance indicators for both formal institutional and other informal reporting activities. Participation in pertinent internal and external committees / working groups. Preparation of benchmark comparisons with other institutions.
  • Coordinate processes for maintenance/improvement of internal documentation and databases used for indicator data
  • Conceptual design, coordination and support of the ongoing development of the research data management, including activities related to open science and open data
  • Coordinate internal project group on research data management; support other DZNE open science activities (e.g. publication database and repositories, with Library staff)
  • Coordinate Helmholtz Health Field working group on research data management
  • Act as the DZNE internal and external representative for research data / research information and LIS topics

These tasks involve coordination of multidisciplinary team(s) with relevant expertise (IT, LIS, etc.)


  • A university degree at master level in librarian science, information science and/or natural sciences and/or or comparable knowledge and skills.
  • Knowledge of library process with particular focus on electronic library
  • Proven experience in at least one of the following topics and interest in continuous development in all of them: digital library, experimental research and research data, database and software applications.
  • High affinity with IT-related areas: e.g. ability to utilize relevant databases / software, including Word, Excel (advanced), PowerPoint, publication repository, CRIS / FIS
  • Experience with strategic planning and program development in a leading German or international research institution
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Independent, responsible and careful way of working; attention to detail, possibly experience with data quality control
  • Excellent written and spoken German (mother language level); very good written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills
  • Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously a number of functions
  • Solution oriented attitude to work
  • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferably you have one or more of the following skills

  • Knowledge of developing guidelines and regulations in Germany and EU relevant for data protection / privacy, intellectual property, open science initiatives
  • Strong competence in software / databases and basic data management / representation

Your work will foster development of the Library into a central point for information management within the DZNE. You prefer pragmatic solutions that you implement quickly and in a targeted manner. You are open to developments and enjoy a varied and challenging job in an international and scientific environment.

We offer

  • A collegial working atmosphere and an inspiring working environment in a digital and future-oriented library
  • An exciting and responsible job with professional training and development opportunities
  • The position is full time (39 hours/week), and is initially limited to 2 years
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).

Please apply via our website by submitting your CV and a letter of presentation in English.




Contact details

Andrea Ciochetti -

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

April 20th, 2021

The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.