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IT-Project Associate (m/f/d)

of the Modellfabrik Papier in the field of IT project coordination such as the development of a digital twin of paper production

Your mission is to successfully realise the FOREST project (Framework for Resource, Energy, Sustainibility Treatment in Paper Production) as a project coordinator and staff member together with the consortium partners from industry and science in the coming years.

You will also work on future strategic digitalisation projects within the framework of the research work of the Modellfabrik Papier, such as the development of a digital database structure for the networking and evaluation of research data.
You are the digital contact person in a fast-growing, innovative and dynamic research project for sustainable paper production.

Your mission

Your tasks

  • Project coordination of the FOREST joint project
  • Development of the use cases with industry and science for the digital twin
  • Integration of the future requirements from the research work of the Modellfabrik Papier
  • Collaboration on the development and digital implementation of the open reference implementation as well as white and grey boxes
  • Ensuring that the use cases are taken into account in the reference architecture of the digital twin
  • Analysis and evaluation of the pilot
  • Creation of the requirements for the future research database of the Modellfabrik Papier
  • Identification of future IT projects

Completed studies in business administration with IT affinity.
Completed studies in business informatics, economics with a focus on IT.
Completed training as an IT specialist for data science, system integration, application development.

  • Pleasure in developing IT solutions in the context of sustainable paper production
  • Independent and self-reliant way of working
  • Personality that is dynamic and willing to learn
  • Organisational skills, communication skills, personal responsibility, reliability
  • First experience in IT project coordination welcome
  • Experience with MS Office

Your profile

What we offer

  • Permanent position
  • Remuneration and social benefits based on the TVöD-Bund [E13].
  • Make your own contribution to a sustainable future by supporting pioneering research projects in the paper industry
  • Collaboration with an innovative and dynamic team in an excellent working atmosphere incl. your own creative freedom
  • You expand your network within science and the paper industry
  • Possibility of mobile working and flexitime arrangements as a basis for family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • You will experience an open and constructive feedback culture based on regular and mutual feedback discussions between employees and their supervisors or colleagues to enable continuous development
  • The opportunity to participate in regular team and company events
  • Networking events to share projects, ideas and interests
  • Participation in professional conferences, training and education to keep you up to date and build expertise
  • 30 days annual vacation


Equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/d) are an integral part of our human resources policy.


The Modellfabrik Papier will be built on the site of the Innovation Quarter at the Düren train station. Until the completion of our new building in early 2025, our activities will take place at the Jülich Research Center. Further office space is currently located in the CO_SPACE.DN.

Application documents to be submitted

  • Meaningful cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • References
  • Desired/possible starting date
  • Salary expectation

We are looking forward to your application!
Please send your complete documents by e-mail to:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone:

Further information

We look forward to receiving your application

Your contact person:

Peter Bekaert