Geoscience communicator and social media officer

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We are seeking an individual for a part-time position (up to 3 years) for science communication at the GeoZentrum NordBayern. We are a multi-disciplinary research institute, focusing on Climate, Geodynamics, Palaeontology and Evolution (CGPE) and Sustainable Energy, Resources and Materials (SERM). The aims of the role are to promote research and teaching activities, as well as communicating Geoscience topics, such as climate change and sustainability, to a wider public audience.


Short term tasks

  • communicate with staff and students at GeoZentrum about their research
  • produce visuals and videos
  • develop and implement a social media strategy and schedule
  • promote research and teaching activities via our website and social media channels
  • communicate new publications to a wide audience (including producing short video clips)
  • contribute to courses on science communication


Long term tasks

  • collect analytics about engagement via online platforms and outreach
  • establish links with media outlets (e.g., newspapers, news channels, interacting with the FAU Press Office)
  • establish links with schools and museums in Bavaria and other bachelor programs across Europe


Desired experience/skills:

  • Masters or PhD in science (any discipline)
  • science communication and outreach
  • video and graphics production
  • social media management
  • fluent in English and German (desired but not essential)


Job details:

  • The position is 50% of an E13 position in Germany (20 hours/week). More info…
  • The position is available from May 2022. Latest start date October 2022



Please send the following to

  • a sample video, blog post or infographic showcasing your work (up to 3). This can be any media/content you have already produced.
  • cover letter
  • CV
  • details of 2 referees


Deadline: 25th February 2022

Interviews will take place at the end of March 2022.

For more information please contact: