International Space Science Institute (ISSI)Hallerstrasse 6
3012 Bern

Phone +41 31 684 48 96

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Job Opportunities

Secretary 100% (percentage negotiable)

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) is an Institute of Advanced Studies where scientists from all over the world meet in a multi- and interdisciplinary setting to reach out for new scientific horizons.

To support these activities, ISSI is seeking a Secretary 100% (percentage negotiable) starting from 1st September 2024 or as agreed.

Duties include:

  • Secretarial tasks, including mailings and maintenance of mailing lists
  • Hotel and travel arrangements both for visiting scientists and staff
  • Checking and classification of invoices
  • Preparation of meetings / documentation, writing minutes
  • Correspondence in German / English

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Native German speaker with excellent spoken and written English
  • Skilled in MS Word, Internet and team collaboration tools; knowledge of other applications, especially Access, Powerpoint and Excel, is a plus
  • Willing to work in a small team, but
  • Able to work independently
  • Willing to assist other staff members in administrative matters as needed

We offer:

  • An interesting, challenging international atmosphere
  • A small organisation with 15 members
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Employment conditions similar to the University of Bern

For questions please contact Jennifer Fankhauser (

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Secretary 2024

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A Spiral Amongst Thousands
Credits ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel