Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)

Scientific Coordinator for Postdoc Qualification Program (m/f/d)

Max-Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association

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. Applications are invited for an exciting and challenging position as Scientific Coordinator of the Postdoc Qualification Program ASPIRE, starting September 2nd, 2019. For our Postdoc Office we are looking for one

Scientific Coordinator for Postdoc Qualification Program (m/f/d)

As Coordinator of our Postdoc Qualification Program ASPIRE (Advanced Science career development Program for Innovation and REsearch), you will be part of the Postdoc Office team at the MDC. The Postdoc Office provides career services for the ca. 300 postdocs at the institute, to which you will contribute. ASPIRE is conceptualized as a career track program for a subgroup of postdocs, and your focus will be on implementing and running it. The different tracks will prepare postdocs for careers in academia, industry, entrepreneurship, science management or science communication. Your tasks will include:

  • Management and continuous conceptual development of ASPIRE, including reporting to funding agencies

  • Career counseling for Postdocs, esp. those within ASPIRE

  • Career follow-up and analysis of key indicators for ASPIRE alumni

  • Establishment and extension of partner contacts in the framework of ASPIRE, including winning mentors for the program

  • Design and maintenance of the ASPIRE website

  • Scientific event organization

  • Participation in international career fairs

  • Concept, design and implementation of an online scientific career toolkit

  • Support and, if necessary, representation of the Office Head

We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive person with a PhD in the life sciences and a knack for organizing and communication. An excellent command of the English language is a prerequisite, as well as a good knowledge of German (at least B2). You should enjoy interacting with people and be able to effectively communicate with different target groups (postdocs, group leaders, administrators, support staff, industry contacts etc.). While working as part of a team, you should also enjoy taking over responsibility for your focus area and be able to represent ASPIRE to external and internal partners. We will give preference to candidates with additional experience in science management, project management or career counseling, especially if carried out in an international setting or demonstrating international mobility.

The initial contract will be for a two years period, with the possibility to extend to four years upon positive program evaluation. Salary is according to the German TVöD E 13 (Bund).

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

For further information please contact:
Dr. Sandra Krull

Please submit a letter of motivation and your CV with all relevant certificates in a single PDF and preferably in English indicating the registration number 11099/2019 to until June 17, 2019. We do not return ny papers.


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Scientific Coordinator for Postdoc Qualification Program (m/f/d)