Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)

Administrative Coordinator for the Postdoc Office (m/f/d)

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)

Berlin, Germany

The Berlin-based Max-Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association is one of the world-leading research institutes for molecular biology and genetics, with a focus on translational approaches to develop treatments for neurological diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic diseases.

We are looking for an (starting November 2019)

Administrative Coordinator for the Postdoc Office (m/f/d)

(parental leave replacement, 1 year)

As Administrative Coordinator for the Postdoc Office, you will be part of the Postdoc Office team at
the MDC. The Postdoc Office provides career services for about 300 postdocs at the institute, to
which you will contribute.

Your tasks will include:

  • developing and implementing an alumni concept for early-career researchers
  • being the main point of contact for MDC alumni and coordinating alumni involvement
  • organization of international alumni meetings
  • organizing general training offers for postdocs
  • entry and exit management for postdocs
  • maintenance of the Postdoc Office website and intranet page
  • marketing and communication of Postdoc Office offers (e.g. newsletter, social media)
  • reporting to funding agencies

We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive person with a Bachelor-level education in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, project management, life sciences, website design) and knowledge or experience in science management or science communication. An excellent command of the English language is a prerequisite, as well as a good knowledge of German. You should enjoy interacting with people, have a structured and well-organized working approach, and be able to represent the Postdoc Office to international alumni. We will give preference to candidates with international work/study experience.

The initial contract will be for the duration of maternity leave and, if applicable, subsequent parental leave (anticipated for at least one year).

Salary is according to the German TVöD E 10 (Bund).

The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Rose Burden

More information can be found here:

Please send your application including all documents indicating the registration number 11125/2019 to as pdf files (2 files of 5 MB at the maximum) until August 26, 2019. We do not return any papers.

Personnel Department • POB 74 02 38 • 13092 Berlin


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Administrative Coordinator for the Postdoc Office (m/f/d)