Scientific employee (m/f/d)

for the scientific networking of the Modellfabrik Papier in the area of paper-related research and development

As part of the Modellfabrik Papier, your mission is to establish contacts with relevant actors from science and research institutes in order to build and expand a resilient innovation network.

Through your constant research of scientific developments, you contribute to keeping the research work of the Modellfabrik Papier up to date and to winning researchers and scientists for their cooperation.

Through this strategic knowledge management, you will help shape the research agenda and contribute to establishing the Modellfabrik Papier as a hub for reinventing papermaking.

Your mission

Your tasks

  • Strategic networking with participating scientific actors of the Modellfabrik Papier in the field of paper-related research and development
  • Establishment of a scientific innovation network
  • Conceptualisation, organisation and implementation of networking activities with the scientific community
  • Identification of further scientific cooperation partners
  • Researching and evaluating academic developments and checking for compatibility with research at the Modellfabrik Papier
  • Co-designing the future research agenda of the Modellfabrik Papier
  • Participation in networking events in the scientific context
  • Support of marketing tasks
  • Maintenance of a CRM tool
  • Successfully completed university degree (Diplom (FH) or Bachelor) or other relevant qualification in the field of paper production/paper chemistry or other related natural sciences.
  • Basic knowledge of the paper industry and its research institutions
  • Enjoyment of scientific work
  • Very good communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Independent and self-reliant way of working
  • Experience with and enjoyment of direct customer contact with scientific institutes as well as building and maintaining networks of research institutions
  • Willingness to familiarise yourself with new tasks and software applications
  • High degree of flexibility as well as willingness to travel between the locations of the actors and events
  • Ability to work in a team, organisational skills, communication skills, personal responsibility, reliability

Your profile

What we offer

  • A varied and challenging job in a research institution that represents the hub between science and industry in the paper sector
  • An innovative and dynamic working environment with your own creative freedom
  • The opportunity to play a significant role in shaping sustainable paper production.
  • The possibility of mobile working and flexitime arrangements as a basis for family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • A full-time, permanent position
  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits based on the TVöD-Bund [E13].

Equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/d) is part of our personnel policy.


The Modellfabrik Papier will be built on the site of the Innovation Quarter at the Dueren railway station. Construction will start at the end of 2023.
The offices are currently located in the CO_SPACE.DN in the Pleußmühle in Düren.

Modellfabrik Papier GmbH
August-Klotz-Straße 21
52349 Düren

Application documents to be submitted

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Meaningful cover letter
  • References
  • Desired starting date
  • Desired salary
Send us your application documents in a PDF file:

Further information

We look forward to receiving your application

Your contact person:

Peter Bekaert