Project Manager for Satellite-based Quantum Cryptography (f/m/d)

The Chair of Optical Quantum Technologies is looking for a Project Manager for a major project by the European Space Agency in the field of satellite-based quantum cryptography. The project offers a unique opportunity to get experience at the forefront of research & development together with top research institutions and major industry.

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst

  • organize, prepare and attend project management meetings (online and in person) including preparation of the required data, project documents and presentations
  • ensure smooth communication flow between all parties involved, especially prime contractor, subcontractors and our technical team of scientists
  • maintain schedule, specifically identifying and prioritizing tasks together with technical team; tracking technical status; identify scheduling/organizational issues and work out solutions with the scientific staff
  • work on project documents according to official project specifications (specified document numbers, templates, etc.), specifically obtaining inputs from the scientists and bringing them into the required form; other document work like updating versions of reference documents or gathering signatures
  • being an interface between technical team and the various clouds and platforms used for document exchange, action item tracking, technical requirements tracking tool; organizing the internal share
  • procurement of laboratory equipment based on the legal and procedural rules and tender modalities in collaboration with the FAU-internal procurement office and the technical team


Notwendige Qualifikationen:

You have an academic degree (e.g. MSc. or BSc.), ideally in a natural science or engineering discipline.

You are

  • reliable
  • interested in technology, physics and IT
  • flexible and able to react quickly to new requirements
  • able to take a structured and efficient approach to planning and organizing, both for own tasks and those of the team
  • able to professionally represent the project group
  • able to communicate in excellent English, both spoken and written
  • well trained in Microsoft Office Suite

Wünschenswerte Qualifikationen:

You are

  • ideally experienced with project management tools

Ergänzende Beschreibung

You can expect a creative, highly innovative field of research with a young team that offers you opportunities to contribute and implement your own ideas.

We offer the possibility to organize your working hours flexibly and to work partially in home office by arrangement. A family room is currently being set up at the department for childcare emergencies, and a so-called Kidsbox with toys is already available.

The position is a project-based part-time position with 20 hours per week; intended classification depending on qualifications and personal requirements TV-L E12 / TV-L E13. Intended project duration: 4 years, extension possible depending on project. Hiring is scheduled to begin as soon as possible.

Please send your application electronically by email with all the relevant documents (CV, job references, certificates) as one pdf-file to

Prof. Dr. Christoph Marquardt

Chair of Optical Quantum Technologies


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Veröffentlichungsdatum: 07.08.2023