The European Centre for Advanced Studies (ECAS) was founded in 2019 by the University of Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Lower Saxony, Germany). ECAS is a joint undertaking of both universities and established as an independent research institution with its registered seat in Lüneburg. ECAS’ aim is to foster the academic relationship between both institutions by providing researchers with a platform to develop joint research as well as study programmes. ECAS is seeking to recruit a programme coordinator as of 15 December 2020 (a later start date is not possible) for the development of a tandem fellowship programme for post-doc researchers in Lower Saxony and Scotland. This is a part time position (50 %, 20 hours per week, fixed term appointment), which is initially limited until 15 December 2021. In your role as programme coordinator, you will administer the pilot phase of the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme, incl. the conception and concrete elaboration of the programme as well as initiating the respective processes. Moreover, you will support networking activities in the furtherance of the overall cooperation between Lower Saxonian and
Scottish universities.

Place of Employment is Lüneburg, Germany.


  • At least a bachelor’s degree, preferably a master’s degree or a similar qualification;
  • Prior experience in science management;
  • Ability to work flexibly, independently as well as part of a team;
  • Experience with programme coordination and administration is a strong asset;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in German and English;
  • Showing personal initiative to get projects going;
  • Strong organizational and social skills


  • Supporting the academic directors in organizational, administrative and academic tasks in relation to the Tandem Fellowship Programme
  • Contact point for interested parties and participants
  • Coordination of the decision-making bodies (internal & external)
  • Establishment and development of e.g. audit trails, processes, documents
  • Coordination of the visibility of the programmes (incl. social media), call for proposals, applications
  • Management of the fellows through networking events

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Working in a young and motivated team
  • Insights into the practice of a research institution working across borders
  • A chance to bring in your own ideas and shape the face of ECAS
  • Compensation in accordance with TV-L E13

ECAS is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering heterogeneity among its staff. Applicants with handicaps and/or disabilities and with equal qualifications will be given priority consideration. We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please submit your application until 7 December 2020, including a letter of motivation, your CV and any other relevant documents to