Executive Scientific Assistant to the Head of Institute (f/m/d)

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

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Institute of Translational Genomics



Area of research:

Administrative staff



Starting date:

01.01.2020



Contract time limit:

31.12.2021



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.


The Institute of Translational Genomics focusses on translating insights from genomics into mechanisms of disease development and progression. Our research leverages big data in genomics for medically important human traits, aiming to shorten the path to translation and empower precision medicine.


To support the institute’s director, Prof. Dr. Eleftheria Zeggini, we are looking for a highly qualified and motivated


Executive Scientific Assistant to the Head of Institute (f/m/d)
2019/0447

The mission


You will work closely with the institute director Prof. Dr. Zeggini, interfacing daily with the Institute’s operations team and central administration units. You will provide comprehensive support to the institute director at the interface of administration and science. You will have an exceptional level of responsibility and focus on efficient managerial processes, working seamlessly with the entire institute team.


In this position, you will act as a:


Communication expert with a proactive approach to communication and PR interfacing between the institute directorate and internal and external collaborators, stakeholders and decision-makers.Organizational mastermind supporting the institute director in day-to-day business, incl. administration of schedule, travel and teaching activities; preparation of scientific events, meetings and conferences; preparation of proposed resolutions for administrative issues and information condensation.Scientific personal assistant supporting the institute director and representing her at academic assemblies.

Your profile


The successful applicant must have the following:


University degree in life sciences, computer science or business studiesA Ph.D. degree and additional business education/experience are an advantageOutstanding leadership skills, work ethics and intrinsic motivationImpeccable judgment and high personal/professional integrityAbility to motivate and inspire colleaguesStrong self-management skillsExcellent science development and science management acumenTeam player who thrives within multi-disciplinary teamsGreat networking ability and communication skillsExperience in changing and challenging environmentsExcellent command of German and English, both written and spoken

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

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment. 


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).

The position is (initially) limited to two years, the possibility of a longer-term perspective exists.


Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Iris Fischer on 089 3187-3822, 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: 2019/0447

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