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For the Department of Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture of IGB in Berlin-Friedrichshagen at Lake Müggelsee we are inviting applications for the position of a scientific coordinator and investigator in a multidisciplinary, federally funded, project, HaffStör, in the Lower Oder River and the Szczecin Lagoon area, starting on 1 May 2024 or shortly thereafter and limited until 31 December 2026.

The work comprises the coordination of the recovery measures and the assessment of anthropogenic and biological impacts on the population under establishment with a focus on Baltic sturgeons in the Lower Oder and Szczecin Lagoon area. The candidate is responsible for the technical coordination of the work packages on rearing, monitoring, telemetry and assessment of fisheries effort, for the communication with stakeholders and the planning and preparation of discussion panels.

Your tasks

  • To coordinate and support the research on rearing, release and monitoring
  • Establish contact with stakeholders in the region in close collaboration with other working groups in the project
  • Collect bycatch information
  • Develop communication strategies and information packages for stakeholder involvement
  • Plan and conduct stakeholder workshops
  • Support the project leader in reporting tasks and communication with funding agencies and the public

Your profile

  •    Holding a master degree in biology, fisheries sciences, or a related field with focus on fish biology or aquatic ecology, or equivalent education with a focus on social sciences
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team is essential
  • Practical experiences with communication planning, stakeholder involvement, and project coordination are required
  • Interest and ability to collaborate with practitioners is required
  • The will and ability to travel for field work is essential
  • Driving license
  • Excellent oral and written English and German skills are required, Polish skills are advantageous

Our offer

We offer an interesting position in an international and dynamic scientific environment. We foster flat hierarchies and active participation. We allow maximum individual freedom, enabling everyone to develop and use their creativity to the best of their abilities. 

Salary is paid according to the German salary scheme for the public sector (TVöD Bund). Depending on the personal qualifications and the tasks assigned, the position will be paid up to E 13. It is a full-time position with 39 working hours per week. It is a fixed-term project position, limited until 31 December 2026. Part time work with a minimum of 65% of the full position is possible if the scope of the project can be ensured. 



We foster your career development by providing qualification and training opportunities. We actively support the reconciliation of work and family life.

The IGB is committed to diversity. We welcome every qualified application, regardless of sex and gender, origin, nationality, religion, belief, health and disabilities, age or sexual orientation. Disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

Are you interested?

We look forward to receiving your application by 20 March 2024 with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, certificates, 2 references or contact data of two referees in a single file). Please state the job reference number 02/2024 and apply exclusively via our recruitment platform at

Questions can be directed to Dr. Jörn Geßner, head of the research group “Reintroduction of the Atlantic sturgeon to Germany”, by phone (+49 30 64181-626) or by e-mail (


"Research for the future of our freshwaters" is the mission of IGB – Germany’s largest and one of the leading international centres for freshwater research. In order to investigate different aspects of freshwater ecosystems, their biota and societal relevance, we unit a wide range of disciplines and understand research as a joint effort. With more than 350 employees and guests from all over the world, we conduct research at five locations in Berlin and at Lake Stechlin (Brandenburg). IGB is a member of the German Leibniz Association and the Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V.