Head of Scientific Recruiting (M/W/D)

Saarbrücken, Germany

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Your responsibilities will include

  • Build up the Scientific Recruitment Department and develop a recruiting strategy for scientific staff at CISPA. You continously monitor scientific publications and the international labor market for cybersecurity research. You provide support to all relevant parties inside CISPA regarding scientific recruitment.

  • Get and stay in touch with the research community in computer science, cybersecurity, and related fields. You visit scientific conferences to identify future researchers and participate in various recruitment events, trade fairs and networking events.

  • Present CISPA and its research activities in front of an expert audience and the international keyplayers. You manage and establish formats and material to promote CISPA in the world.

  • Identify and attract talents at all levels and from all over the world. You travel to research institutions and conduct initial interviews with high potentials and assess their qualities.

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Your qualifications

  • Degree in IT Security or Computer Science desirable; alternatively any university degree with a major in Recruitment;  doctorate is desirable

  • Confident appearance in the scientific environment (ideally computer-science related)

  • Several years of professional experience

  • Experience in headhunting is desirable

  • Strong service orientation

  • Cost awareness and responsible budget management

  • Engaging, self-assured, and professional appearance in the scientific community

  • Proficiency in common office applications and groupware solutions

  • Knowledge of the international academic job market

  • Ability to communicate confidently in English, fluent German is desirable

  • Flexibility and strong willingness to travel

  • Experience in dealing with different cultures

  • Self-confident demeanor interacting with Group Leaders and Faculty

Benefits of Working for Us

We offer an exciting and challenging position with plenty of room for initiative, at a research facility that is concerned with future challenges in the field of information security, in an academic and very international environment. Where our employment policy is concerned, we are firmly committed to providing equal opportunities and the ability to combine professional and family life. For this reason all positions are generally suitable for part-time employment. The position is initially for a fixed term of two years. At the end of this period there will be a possibility of a permanent position. Work location is not fixed, regular meetings will take place in Saarbrücken.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund). Remuneration will be in accordance with salary scale grades, up to the E15 grade depending on the candidate’s qualifications and responsibilities. Preference will be given to disabled candidates who have equivalent qualifications.


Please call Stephanie Böcker on 0681-302 70994 for further details about the position.

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