The holder of the position, Press and public relations group leader, European XFEL GmbH, Germany, is responsible for all press and public relations issues addressing various audiences including the general public. In particular, the holder of the position will

* develop and implement the communication strategy to enhance the company’s national and international visibility
* initiate, write and launch press releases, be the contact person for the media
* organize and lead all external communication efforts of the European XFEL GmbH (newsletter, Internet presence and social media, brochures and flyers, visual media, presentations and exhibitions, advertising media, special events, and so on)
* lead and manage a team of 2–3 PR professionals and cooperate with several freelancers
* cooperate with science communicator networks and collaborate with PR offices of the company’s shareholders, especially with that of DESY
* organize and lead the outreach activities for the neighbourhoods around the European XFEL construction sites.

You have gained a full academic qualification as a natural scientist, preferably as a physicist, and an additional education in science journalism or a few years of professional experience as a science writer or PR officer for a high-tech or research organization. Additional skills needed include

* experience in and passion for the communication of scientific research
* experience in working directly with the media
* excellent handling of both English and German
* a high degree of initiative and creativity
* the ability to organize, to work independently and to tight deadlines, to handle multiple and changing priorities, and to work in a team
* substantial working knowledge of all MS Office applications and Adobe Acrobat as well as experience with web and social media tools.

For additional information contact Massimo Altarelli (

This appointment is unlimited.

Please apply to the Press and public relations group leader, European XFEL GmbH, Germany link and provide a motivating cover letter next to a CV in English and your work certificates.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

Note: Application deadline to the Press and public relations group leader, European XFEL GmbH, Germany is 30 April 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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