Scientific Project Manager (f/m/d)

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

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

ITERM Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Starting date:

01.09.2020



Contract time limit:

31.08.2022



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.


Our mission


The newly established Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) develops and implements 3D imaging technologies to be able to generate the highest resolution views of whole mouse bodies and human organs. At iTERM, we bring together cutting-edge science from biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science to build unprecedented analysis pipelines for a large variety of biomedical research questions. Overall, this approach provides us with a holistic view of inter-connected biological systems to comprehend diseases an unbiased way. Our research received high attention from high-profile scientific journals (Cell, Nature Methods, Nature Neuroscience) as well as the media. www.erturk-lab.com


iTERM is growing rapidly and to further strengthen the setup of our young institute we are looking for a highly motivated 


Scientific Project Manager (f/m/d)
2020/0117

Your responsibilities


The iTERM science management team provides comprehensive support to enable the scientific staff to excel in their research. The successful candidate will manage internal projects as well as projects funded by German, European and International agencies. This includes strategic planning, human resource management, scientific coordination and monitoring of scientific progress as well as the preparation of financial and scientific reports. You will work at the interface of the iTERM scientists with the central offices at Helmholtz, external scientific and industrial partners, as well as national and international funding agencies. You will ensure through strategic planning that the quality, regulatory, and contractual requirements are met. Furthermore, you will organize and attend scientific project meetings and workshops in Munich and abroad, and support our public relations work.


Your qualifications


Prior experience


PhD degree in natural sciences, or comparable qualification / professional experienceExtensive experience in scientific management with a focus on research fund administration and finances and coordination of interdisciplinary research units and pharmaceutical companiesStrong experience in coordination of multi-institutional research platforms and of joint studies between universities and research centres (non-university)Experience with independent writing of scientific texts (manuscripts, grant applications)

Way of working


Flexible, solution-oriented and independent way of workingCollaborative spirit and ability to work on a highly international and interdisciplinary teamStrong organizational and management skills

Further skills


Excellent communication and presentation skillsExcellent command of German and English in spoken and writtenSolid IT skills (MS Office, reference manager, research tools, funding agency portals etc.)Experience in project and quality management (GLP, GCCP, GMP) as well as in editorial work are advantageous.Business and accounting experience are an advantage

What we offer you


Work in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating surroundingHelp to establish a new institute at Helmholtz, a leading global research organizationGain insight into cutting edge technologies from biology to artificial intelligenceRefine your personal development with further training opportunities

To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery, and an “Elder Care” concept as well as other consultation and support options.


Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).


The position is (initially) limited to one years, and further extensions are possible based on the performance assessments.


As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. To increase the share of women in management positions we very much welcome the respective applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.


Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact  Karen Biniossek on 089 3187-2508, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application including your letter of motivation, CV and academic transcripts of records.


Hiring manager: Dr. Ali Ertürk, Director, Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM), Helmholtz Munich.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2020/0117