Head of Advice & Scientific Transfer (m/f/d)

For the Senior Management Team, we are looking for a

Head of Advice & Scientific Transfer (m/f/d)

up to pay scale 15 TV-L / for initially five years / as early as possible

As part of the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for the area Transfer and
Scientific Advice and work closely with the other areas in the institute. In this way, you will play a key role in shaping the strategic orientation of the institute.

We combine our academic research work with transfer elements and advisory services. In this way, we identify policy transfer and advisory requirements from our research and channel our practical experiences into new research proposals and the insights into academic debates. BICC's Concept Paper 2019 to 2023, which was developed in-house, guides the content of our work.

Your tasks:

  • Identification of advisory topics arising from our scientific research, implementation of advisory formats and collaboration in elaborating scientific topics resulting from the advisory context.
  • Design, implementation and acquisition of a diverse portfolio of advisory services that correspond with the institute’s scientific profile and economic requirements.
  • Strategic, conceptual and operational approach to acquiring third-party funding.
  • Design and implementation of suited transfer formats as well as control of the associated processes to increase the visibility of BICC and demand for its advisory services.
  • Interaction with (potential) clients, funding institutions and cooperation partners for advisory projects on an international scale.
  • Taking on staff responsibility.
  • You cultivate a leadership style that fits BICC as a research institute, contributing to our culture characterised by diversity, friendly cooperation among colleagues and respect

Your profile:

  • You have already contributed to the conceptual and strategic orientation of an institute.
  • You have experience in working with international partners, especially foreign governments and international organisations; experience with the European Union is an asset.
  • You have experience with a broad set of relevant transfer- and advisory activities and also conducted or designed science-based transfer and advisory tasks in conflict regions yourself, ideally in different world regions.
  • You have experience in project management and leading complex advisory formats with different partners in an international environment.
  • You have already worked as a researcher and have ideally published on BICC-relevant topics.
  • You have experience in developing project designs, proposals and offers for different clients or funding institutions and have proven this by successfully submitting proposals or offers.
  • You have worked in and led teams. Ideally, you have experience in personnel management.
  • You know how to motivate and move well in an international environment characterised by different cultures.
  • Your English language skills are excellent. German and other language skills are an asset.
  • Good communication and presentation skills complete your profile.

We offer:

We offer you a varied management position in our interdisciplinary research and advisory institute that works across academic disciplines. Your scope of activity is professionally demanding, multi-faceted and offers a great deal of creative freedom.

At least 50 per cent of the working time of a full-time employee is available for the management tasks as Head of Transfer & Scientific Advice. You will also be involved in third-party-funded projects. The position is suitable for part-time work.

For the period of your work as Head of Transfer & Scientific Advice, you will receive an allowance according to §14 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federal States (TV-L) up to pay group 15 TV-L. Beyond that, the established working conditions will continue.

We strive for greater visibility of diversity at the management level. We expressly encourage
female colleagues to apply. In those areas where women are still underrepresented, they will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the legal requirements if they have the same qualification, skills and professional performance as their competitors unless reasons relating to the person of a competitor outweigh this.

Please send your application with a complete set of documents (motivation letter, CV, list of publications, proof of qualifications and further training, etc.) solely by email to Susanna Balkenhol ( by 29. September 2022. She will also be your contact person for the application process.

Please combine your documents into one pdf document and state 13_22 as the reference. Application files in any other formats or applications received after the deadline cannot be taken into consideration.

By sending in your application, you agree that the required data will be stored as part of the
application process.

Publication: 30 August 2022