Executive assistants for Helmholtz AI (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Helmholtz AI

Area of research:

Administrative staff

Starting date:


Contract time limit:


Job description:

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

Germany’s largest research organization, the Helmholtz Association, launches Helmholtz AI: This dedicated, interdisciplinary platform will compile, develop, foster and promote applied artificial intelligence (AI) methods nationwide for all Helmholtz centers in collaboration with its external and university partners. Its central unit is currently being implemented in Munich, one of Germany’s major hubs for applied AI, at the Helmholtz Center Munich.

For the establishment, coordination and implementation at our center we are inviting applications for two

Executive assistants for Helmholtz AI (f/m/d)

Job Description

The overall purpose of this job is to provide high-quality executive assistance to the Management and Scientific Leadership of Helmholtz AI, to ensure the efficient handling of daily administrative matters, and to serve as a point of reference. You will join a growing unit in a dynamic environment. This role is crucial to the smooth running of Helmholtz AI and for nurturing the open and international culture that we have established.

You will

act as the first point of contact for staff and members of Helmholtz AI along with people based outside the Helmholtz Center Munich and visitorsorganise the office independently and execute general secretarial tasks, e.g. dealing efficiently with communications and correspondence, diary and travel management as well as processing and managing expenditureuse your own initiative to independently prioritise and manage complex tasks, appointments and diary arrangementsdeal independently and confidently with unforeseen, last-minute and urgent changescompose correspondence, such as invitations and informative materialcreate document, spreadsheet and presentation templatesarrange, support and minute high-level board and committee meetingsadhere to existing, adapt and define new standard operating proceduresdevelop and maintain our filing systemarrange and support workshops and visits by external and international guests and delegations, as well as supporting conference organisationset up interviews and videoconferences, as well as arranging recruitment events, follow-up and helping with on-boarding of new staffsupport the regular oversight, forecasting and control of budgets and regular reportingassume responsibility for maintaining the online records of employees’ working hourssupport, organise and maintain a range of own projects including seminars, symposia, public engagement activities, including website and social media, and other projectsliaise and coordinate with colleagues providing administrative support to the Institute of Computational Biology at the Helmholtz Center Munich to ensure that consistent processes are followed and work efficiently with staff from the Helmholtz Center Munichwork in and nurture our friendly, cooperative environment where everyone’s contribution is valued

You have

training as a multilingual assistant, university education to bachelor level or a similarly qualifying trainingwork experience in a similarly demanding rolea service-minded and proactive approachexceptional organisational, prioritisation and time-management skillsexcellent communication and interpersonal skillsa professional and reliable work styleexperience in project management as well as basic budgeting, controlling and reportingexperience in event management, i.e. formats such as scientific talks, recruiting days, “hackathons” or conferencesexperience in communication with international scientists/guests on all levels of seniority would be a plusexperience in a new and fast-growing institution or company would be an advantagevery good working knowledge of MS-Office applicationsexcellent spoken and written English and German, in formal documents, letters, emails and other communications

We offer you

a challenging and varied field of work and the freedom to develop new ideas the opportunity to get things movingextensive and goal-orientated professional development measuresa good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:
flexible working hoursin-house health managementa nursery directly at the campus"Elder Care" concept as well as other consultation and support options

Having been awarded the "Total E-Quality" seal we endorse a system of equal opportunities. Applications from women are especially welcome. Severely disabled candidates are given preference if they are of equal merit concerning the position in question.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

Both positions are full-time and (initially) limited until 31.12.2022.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact  Meike-Jana Kalb on +49 89 31873996, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0322