The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI-MM) in Bremen is one of the world’s leading research institutes in the field of marine research. Over 200 researchers, engineers, technicians, and support staff work together to explore the oceans – from nearshore waters to the polar seas and deep sea using state-of-the-art technology.
We are looking for a scientific coordinator, whose primary responsibility will be to act as an interface between fundamental scientific research, technical and administrative domains. The scientific coordinator will aid the managing director in coordinating operations of our institute to create an ideal research environment while ensuring the seamless transfer of institutional knowledge between successive managing directors.
As the scientific coordinator, you will support the managing director in the following tasks:
Organizing internal seminars, workshops, science days, and scientific outreach
Preparation of evaluation reports and preparation for scientific advisory board meetings
Preparation of advertisements and interviews for scientific recruitments
Coordination and strategic development of the institute’s workshops and library / information management
Representative for occupational safety, radiation protection, biological safety, dangerous goods, and hazardous substances in accordance with laws and regulations
Coordination of work safety management with the external safety officer
Coordination of duties as export control, export, and customs representative
Assistance with compliance with the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing
Preparation of requested policies and plans, such as gender equality, guidelines for good scientific practice, and sustainability
Representation of the institute in national and international scientific organizations, such as “Deutsche Allianz Meeresforschung”
A master’s (M.Sc. or equivalent) degree in life or natural sciences, ideally holding a PhD in a relevant field; alternatively, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in life or natural sciences followed with an advanced business degree, such as an MBA, is also considered advantageous
Circa of one to three years of experience in supporting the management and/or operations of a research institute or a comparable organization
For those with highly relevant experience within a similar research institute, this experience can substitute for the specific scientific background requirement
Leadership personality with high professional and social competence as well as the ability to work in a team
Excellent communication, moderation, and presentation skills; in particular the ability to convey complex information in a comprehensible and target group-oriented manner
Excellent command of written and spoken English and German
We offer you a permanent position in an institute with a diverse and international staff. You can expect a multifaceted job with challenging tasks in an exciting, academic work environment. You will have a high degree of autonomy and creative freedom, and we will promote your further education, e.g. within the framework of external courses and certifications. The compatibility of private life, family, and career are important components of our personnel policy. You will be paid according to the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD Bund). Allowances are possible depending on qualifications and areas of responsibility.
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your detailed application by January 1st, 2024.
Applications are accepted exclusively via our online application portal.
The Max Planck Society strives for equality and diversity. We welcome applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disabilities.