Research Science Manager
University of Bern Dean's Office of the Faculty of Human Sciences

Research Science Manager

The Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Bern, Switzerland, seeks applications for the position of

Research-/ Science Manager (m/f) 80%

to strengthen and further develop excellence in research for the Institutes of Educational Science, Psychology and Sport Science. Start date: 01.02.2021 or negotiable.

Key responsibilities:
  • Data management support (e.g. data acquisition, storage, security, exchange, documentation and dissemination)
  • Support in the submission of ethics applications (e.g. Swissmedics)
  • Project management support (e.g. open science, project planning and budgeting)
  • Support in the acquisition of third-party funds (e.g. SNF, EU funding and foundations)
  • Support in the execution of feasibility studies (e.g. matching of register-based individual data and random sampling)
  • Scientific communication
  • Development of networks with university and non-university institutions
  • Linking the various research foci of the faculty
  • Collaboration with another faculty research manager
  • Doctoral degree, ideally in the field in one of the Faculty disciplines
  • Detailed knowledge of data protection and human research law
  • Relevant expertise and professional experience in research management (ideally with formal training)
  • In-depth knowledge of the acquisition and legal foundations of national and international research projects
  • Relevant knowledge in developing social-sciences data bases
  • Interdisciplinary thinking, autonomous working, initiative and ability to work in a team
  • Fluent in German and English / knowledge of French desirable
We offer:
A versatile university research environment as well as flexible work design, modern infrastructure and attractive options for employees. Salaries and contract will be based on previous experience according to the guidelines of the canton of Bern.

The position is limited to three years. After a positive evaluation, there may be an option to transfer to permanent positions.
For further information on the position, please contact Romaine Farquet,
Your application should be sent electronically as a single PDF document using the following link, before 27.09.2020:

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