Public Engagement Coordinator (m/f/div)

Updated: 29 days ago


Our Mission:Discovering and describing life and earth - with people, through dialogue.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) is an excellent and integrated research museum of the Leibniz Association with an international reputation and globally networked research infrastructure. It is active in three closely interlinked fields: collection-based research, collection development and cataloguing, and research-based public and educational work. Over the next ten years, the Museum für Naturkunde will realise its plan for the future. New laboratories and jobs for cutting-edge research will be created. At the same time, one of the world's most comprehensive natural history collections with over 30 million objects will be housed in modern collection buildings and completely digitized in the process. The implementation of the Future Plan, funded with a total of 660 million euros from the Federal Government and the State of Berlin, will only succeed with strong interdisciplinary national and international partners.

Become part of our team

Position:             Public Engagement Coordinator (m/f/div)

Work schedule:   Full-time (currently 39 hours and 24 minutes)

Duration:            as soon as possible, limited until 31.12.2025

Salary level:        E 11 TV-L

Code:                 22/2024

Project Description:

The Einstein Foundation Berlin is funding the preliminary module for the establishment of an Einstein Centre for Early Disease Interception. The centre focuses on the innovative research field of cell-based interceptive medicine. Ten Berlin institutions - including the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin - will work to accelerate the development, integration and application of technologies required for precision medicine. The Einstein Centre will prominently involve patient and citizen groups to ensure that patient insights are incorporated into the implementation of cell-based interceptive medicine. This will require new ways of engaging and communicating with patients as partners in every step of the process: from identifying research programmes, to research planning and implementation. A new, open, dynamic and transparent dialogue between patients, citizens, researchers and industry will lead to the joint development of better health and disease management, and better patient outcomes that meet their priorities and enable more efficient and effective healthcare. For this reason, the new centre also incorporates the expertise of the museum's Public Engagement and Impact department.


  • Research, design, deliver, and evaluate the outcomes of public engagement events and training for Einstein Centre staff.
  • Undertake a stakeholder mapping exercise and a needs assessment exercise with Centre staff and stakeholders. Curate results into recommendations for communications, engagement, and training strategies for the Einstein Centre.


  • University degree in natural or social sciences or other relevant subjects, a Master's degree is an advantage.
  • Proven experience in several of the following areas: Public engagement, impact, knowledge transfer, training development, science or project management, data management, evaluation.
  • Experience in the conception, delivery, quality control, scaling, and sustainability of digital and physical events, training formats, workshops or trainings.
  • Experience in supporting and dealing with people at different career stages.
  • Very good knowledge and proven experience in strategic communication with various stakeholders and channels, both verbally and in written form (e.g. in project reports, evaluations, scientific publications, conference papers).
  • Experience in building relationships and gathering and processing information on stakeholders from a variety of sectors.
  • Good knowledge of setting up and managing networks of stakeholders or communities of interest.
  • Experience in collating and analysing stakeholder input for strategic recommendations.
  • Experience in project work with international partners and stakeholders from the public, industrial, political and medical sectors is an advantage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and German.

Special notes:

In support of equal rights applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals will be given preference in cases of identical qualifications.

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by 14.06.2024, preferably via our online application portal.

For information on the application procedure, please contact recruiting(at) .

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  • Family Policy:
  • The Museum für Naturkunde has set itself the goal of promoting a work-life balance and has been awarded the certificate berufundfamilie audit of berufundfamilie gGmbH - an initiative of the Hertie Foundation.

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