Graphics Communications Designer (m/f/x) for research and transfer project

Faculty of Geosciences - The Department of Geography - The chair for Geography and Land Use Systems
Start date
December 2021
Application deadline
27 Oct 2021
Remuneration group
up to TV-L E13
Contract duration
The position is offered for three years.
Part time
50 %

The chair for Geography and Land Use Systems carries out fundamental and applied research on the human impact on climate via land use. It will lead, pending final project confirmation, the synthesis, transfer and coordination project for the BMBF funding line on Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR). Further information.

To limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement's goals, greenhouse gas neutrality needs to be reached within the next few decades. This will likely require CDR in addition to emissions reductions. Projects in the BMBF program on terrestrial, geological and material-based CDR and a parallel program on marine CDR methods aim to provide a systematic and comprehensive science basis of potentials, implementability, risks and side-effects in the Earth system of various CDR methods and pathways, and will investigate feedbacks with other Sustainable Development Goals. The CDR program aims to enhance the research capacities in Germany for CDR, strengthen the links between research and other stakeholders, and provide an adequate science basis for political decision-making in research- and climate-policy.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Graphics Communications Designer is responsible for designing layouts, illustrations and infographics for the program's communication channels (website, newsportal and internal communications platform, social-media channels, newsletters, press releases, and other outlets for science communication). Further, the Graphics Communications Designer will work closely with the program's Press Officer and Transfer Manager to develop target-group-specific information material (e.g., fact sheets, policy briefs, educational material) to ensure an efficient dialogue with various different stakeholder groups ranging from the general public, industry, policy to school/university education.


  • completed training or studies in the field of graphics/communication/media design or a comparable qualification
  • professional experience in the field of graphics/communication/media design
  • sound knowledge of common graphics programs
  • high creativity
  • basic knowledge of or high interest in understanding phenomena of natural, social and political sciences
  • capability to work independently and in a team in a structured and goal-oriented way
  • very good English skills in speech and writing.


The Graphics Communications Designer will become a member of a dynamic team around research, coordination and transfer of the CDR synthesis project and many other projects at the chair for Physical Geography and Land Use Systems. Wide opportunities for collaboration exist, e.g., with the newly founded Munich Science Communication Lab.
The position is offered for three years starting December 2021.

Your work place will be located in central Munich and is easy to reach by public transport. We offer an interesting and responsible position with good opportunities for vocational training and career development.

Payment will be in accordance with TV-L, up to level E13. We encourage female candidates to apply.

This is a part-time job

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send an application outlining your fit for the position (including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of scientific degrees, and the names and contact information of two references) by Oct 27, 2021 bye-mail (one PDF-attachment with max. 5MB only including all documents) with subject "CDR-Graphic-2021".

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz.

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