Working at CETAF
Jobs & internships at CETAF's General Secretariat
CETAF is currently looking to fill two positions, a Communications Assistant and a Technical Assistant. The full job descriptions can be downloaded via the pdfs in the box to the right. Deadline for applications for both positions is 24 February, 24:00 (Brussels time). If you are interested in either of these positions, please send your CV (max. 2 pages) and motivation letter (max. 1 page) in English and as a single PDF to the CETAF Executive Director, Ana Casino (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the resepctive job title in the subject line.
As Communications Assistant (M/F/X), you will join our team at the General Secretariat in Brussels. You will be in charge of further developing CETAF communications, mainly through the CETAF website, newsletter and social media, as well as punctually delivering printed products and digital communication tools. Tasks will also include networking, contributing to reinforcing CETAF’s connections, tightening engagement with CETAF members or stakeholders and expanding the CETAF network.
You will also be responsible – in close collaboration with the respective project assistants – to take over the communication tasks for CETAF in different projects. These include ICEDIG (www.icedig.eu), SYNTHESYS+ (www.synthesys.info), BIOTALENT (http://biotalent.myspecies.info/), ENVRI-FAIR (http://envri.eu/envrifair/), MOBILISE COST Action (http://www.mobilise-action.eu/) and NaturalHeritage.be (http://www.naturalheritage.be/).
You will furthermore support the General Secretariat in the daily activities involved in managing the CETAF network and providing services to its members. You will be working closely with the rest of the CETAF Secretariat team and under the supervision of the CETAF Executive Director.
As Technical Assistant (M/F/X), you will join our team at the General Secretariat in Brussels. You will oversee the creation, implementation and enhancement of the technical products of CETAF. This includes developing several websites, tools and databases to reinforce the access and dissemination of the products and tools developed by CETAF working groups, to showcase outputs in connection to ongoing CETAF projects, to provide support for collaborative initiatives, and to ensure sustainability of and accessibility to the CETAF community products and services.
One of these projects – and your focus while at CETAF – is SYNTHESYS+, a European Commission-funded project providing access to natural history collections and laying important groundwork for an integrated European infrastructure for natural history collections. The project started on 1 February 2019 for a duration of four years. Within this project, CETAF has a number of tasks which require technical expertise and the ability to produce visualization of outputs.
Linked to these activities, you will support the General Secretariat in the daily activities related to the management of the CETAF website and IT support as well as to the provision of services to CETAF members. You will be working closely with the rest of the CETAF team and under the supervision of the CETAF Executive Director.
You will furthermore be responsible – in close collaboration with the respective project assistants – to take over the technical responsibilities for CETAF in other projects. These include specifically DiSSCo PPP (www.dissco.eu), but also ICEDIG (www.icedig.eu), BIOTALENT (http://biotalent.myspecies.info/), MOBILISE COST Action (http://www.mobilise-action.eu/), ENVRI-FAIR (http://envri.eu/envri-fair/) and NaturalHeritage.be (http://www.naturalheritage.be/).
Internship requests should be sent to email@example.com
Jobs @ CETAF's member institutions & other organisations of interest
The Biology department of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn, and the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig – Leibniz Institute for Animal
Biodiversity (Bonn) are calling for a
Director of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
associated with a professorship (W3) for Animal Taxonomy and Systematics at the University of Bonn
to be appointed on 1st of August 2019.
The ZFMK seeks an exceptional, visionary and integrative leader and scientist for the position of director of this institution, able to foster the ongoing development of the ZFMK as a a
globally leading institute for biodiversity research and biodiversity monitoring. This process requires establishing research strategies in consultation with the Scientific Advisory
Committee and the Board of Trustees. Applicants should have experience in leading a research institution and fulfill the requirements for holding a professorial chair. Scientific
excellence of candidates includes outstanding contributions in the fields of zoological taxonomy, phylogenetics, phylogenomics and its algorithmics, species‐based and molecular
biodiversity research as well as successful fund raising. Applicants must be familiar with collection‐based research and collection management and must have taxonomic expertise.
They should also have excellent communication and negotiation skills and speak the German language fluently (CEF‐level C2). The professorship is a permanent position, approbation as director will initially be for 5 years; as a rule approbation will be extended.
The full job posting can be seen here.
The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig – Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity (Bonn) and the Biology department of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn, are also calling for a
Professor (W3) for Biodiversity Monitoring
to be appointed immediately.
The professor will simultaneously hold a chair for Biodiversity Monitoring at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of the University of Bonn. The succesful candidate will contribute to the conservation and exploration of species diversity, to promote taxonomy and molecular biodiversity research and will develop tools required for biodiversity monitoring and for documentation and analysis of biodiversity changes especially in Central Europe, and to promote knowledge transfer.
Any candidate should have an excellent zoological background, knowledge in taxonomy and ecology of European fauna, in ecological statistics, in modern species monitoring technologies, and familiarity with distribution modeling along with a strong research and publication record in the field of species diversity, and an excellent understanding of the challenges in this area of research. They are successful in fundraising, including planning, organizing and managing research in national and international networks, and they are experienced in supervising and working with museum staff, students and volunteers. Candidates are committed to the conservation of biodiversity and are actively engaged in research relevant for species and habitat conservation. They are visionary and
able to provide strategic direction and strong leadership. A successful candidate is experienced in leading large research teams, formally qualified for a professorship, and able to participate in the institute’s self-governance.
The full job posting can be seen here.
CETAF regularly publishes Job opportunities.
You can also go to our members' page and visit CETAF institutions official websites for vacancy announcements.