Scientific coordinator (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

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Scientific coordinator (m/f/d)

Job offer from September 05, 2019

We are looking for a

Scientific coordinator (m/f/d)                                                     

The position will be available at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany.

This position is open immediately and initially funded for two years.

Our Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune response and other topics of the developmental biology, such as the origin and differentiation of the immune cells as well as the development of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetic. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Your tasks:

The Scientific coordinator supports the Managing Director in all administrative and organizational matters of the institute in order to provide an optimal environment for research, and to ensure continuity of operation across the three-year terms of the Managing Directors.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

• Support for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors

• Monitoring action items and the status of decisions made by the Board of Directors

• Handling the interactions between the Institute and Max Planck Headquarters

• Organization of the recruitment process for junior group leaders

• Monitoring infrastructural needs, including purchasing of major equipment and building requirements

• Assisting with budget planning

• Assisting with measures required for the implementation of performance-related pay schemes

• Preparation and updating of documents to ensure compliance with general policies (gender equality, guidelines for good scientific practice etc.)

• Tracking the activities of the institute with respect to third party funding (proposals, project reporting)

• Preparation of the report for and organization of the visit by the institute's Scientific Advisory Board;

• Preparation of the report for and organization of the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees

• Preparation of applications for prizes and awards

• Overseeing the patent process and licensing requests

• Overseeing activities related to scientific information services (library etc.)

• Overseeing and supporting science-based public relation measures

Your qualifications:

• You have a background in biology and research preferably with a PhD. A higher business degree (e.g. MBA) in addition to a BSc in a life science discipline also is a desirable profile.

• You will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in supporting management And/or operations of a research institute or equivalent.

• You have strong management and organization skills, demonstrate an above-average level of commitment, flexibility, resilience and are a good team player

• You are fluent in both written and spoken English and German.

• You work independently and responsibly.

We offer:

Based within a region that connects Germany, France and Switzerland, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers, state-of-the-art facilities, and modern office spaces. At the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg offers a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent recreational possibilities for cultural and outdoor activities. Salaries will be based on previous experience according to the German pay scale for civil service (TVöD) including health insurance and other social benefits.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a 1 page motivation summary, CV and contact details of referees via our online application portal until 04th of October 2019.

For informal inquiries please contact:

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetcs

Stübeweg 51

79108 Freiburg
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