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A consultant specializing in economic, political, social or natural sciences to realize EU twinning projects (19-107-9)Thursday, 19. September 2019

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy and science.

In Section 9.11, Industrial Metrology, of Division 9, we are looking for a

a consultant specializing in economic, political, social or natural sciences
to realize EU twinning projects

to join us as soon as possible.

This position is available on the basis of a 3-year fixed-term contract. You will be employed at our Braunschweig site.

The remuneration will be paid in accordance with remuneration group 13 TVöD Bund.

Section 9.11, Industrial Metrology, deals with the general aspects of metrology as well as standardization and accreditation in metrology, complying with its statutory duty, which consists in ensuring uniformity in metrology, at the national and international levels. Our section therefore works in close collaboration with the accredited calibration laboratories to disseminate the units. Moreover, it is the section that is responsible for transferring PTB technologies to the German economy and for realizing EU twinning projects dealing with topics related to national quality infrastructure (metrology, standardization, accreditation, conformity assessment, market surveillance). In this context, it coordinates its work with the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) and with the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS).

Your tasks:

  • Preparing, realizing and following up on EU twinning projects dealing with national quality infrastructure
  • Initiating projects through targeted exchanges with partner authorities, and preparing applications for publicly tendered EU twinning projects
  • Setting up consortiums in Germany and the EU to deal with EU twinning projects
  • Cooperating with PTB's divisions with regard to involving PTB employees in EU twinning projects
  • Calculating projects budgets and elaborating financial statements
  • Preparing EU-TAIEX events


Your profile:

  • You have completed university studies (German Diplom or Master's) in economic, political, social or natural sciences
  • You have experience with EU projects, also with projects beyond the European borders
  • You have experience in managing international projects
  • Experience with financial audits regarding projects (especially EU projects) would be an advantage
  • You have an excellent command of the English language; a good command of another language (French or Russian) would be an advantage
  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, and in foreign languages as well
  • You are a team player
  • You are committed, flexible and have a responsible work approach
  • You are creative, ready to extend your skills; you are able to think strategically and are highly committed and reliable
  • You are willing to travel within the scope of your assignments


For further information with regard to this position, please contact:
Dr. M. Wolf, phone: +49 531 592-9100, e-mail: michael.wolf(at)ptb.de or
Dr. P. Ulbig, phone: +49 531 592-9090, e-mail: peter.ulbig(at)ptb.de


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PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.

Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of work and family life.

Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.

Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Please use our

or send us your application to the following postal address:

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Referat "Personal"
Reference number 19-107-9
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via e-mail.

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2019.