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Scientific Coordinator (f/m)
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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human HistoryJena
The overarching goal of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human
History is to explore the history of humans using state-of-the-art
analytical methods. Scientists from different disciplines, such as genetics,
linguistics, archaeology, anthropology and history are working
together to answer fundamental questions about the biological and
cultural evolution of man from the paleolithic until today, and they
jointly develop innovative methods, in particular in the areas of genome
sequencing, language documentation, bioinformatics and phylogeography
We are seeking a
to start at the beginning of next year.
The main tasks of the position are:
Supporting the Managing Director and all other directors in the scientific
management of the institute;
Serving as an interface between the scientific departments, the service
departments, and the General Administration of the Max Planck
Society in Munich;
Coordinating the cooperation and networking with universities as
well as national and international research institutions;
Working with media and serving as public relations coordinator
(point of contact for media enquiries, intermediation with scientific
experts and cooperation with the press office of the Max Planck
Society, planning and coordination of events and the production of
display material to present the institute and its research activities);
Coordinating research and third-party funds (cross-departmental
consultation and support of research applications; acting as the
institute‘s EU representative);
Coordinating planned building activities on the institute site;
Organization and preparation of workshops and conferences; and
Coordinating the institute‘s guest program.
Qualifications for the position include:
A university degree in biology, anthropology, or a field related to the
research of the institute (holding a PhD degree is desirable but not
Professional experience in academic management, leadership and
Experience of public outreach and media;
Experience with public-funded research institutions or other nonprofit
Fluency in both spoken and written English and German;
• Engagement with the research topics of the institute; and
• Ability to work independently and pragmatically with high levels of
motivation and strong communication and inter-personal skills.
We offer a 2-year position with the prospect to become permanent.
The payment is according to TVöD, including usual employee benefits
of public service. Salary will be determined both by the position‘s rank
and individual factors.
TheMax Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped
individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck
Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they
are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to
Please apply online no later than November 30th, 2016 at https://www.shh.mpg.de/scientificcoordinator. Candidates are requested to submit
the application in English including cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list
of publications and copies of certificates.
Information regarding the Max Planck Institute for the Science
of Human History can be found at www.shh.mpg.de.
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