Scientific writer (f/m/diverse)

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

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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.

The Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) in Munich, Germany, and the Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are an integrated, multi-disciplinary research structure and form the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in Munich;  including the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus and the Research Center TranslaTUM, which integrate bioengineering with metabolic disorders and oncology, respectively. IBMI scientists develop next-generation imaging and sensing methods to measure previously inaccessible properties of living systems, hence, catalyzing breakthroughs in biology and medicine. Comprising 11 inter-disciplinary laboratories and scientists from more than 25 countries, IBMI offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and a perfect environment to accelerate your career.

Join our team and be part of our rich and dynamic research culture of enquiry and innovation. IBMI researchers come from the top ranks of physics, chemistry, engineering, and biomedicine and attract significant investment from national and international sources. Our scientists serve in international societies and conferences and are recipients of a multitude of top international and German awards, including the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz prize and several ERC awards. In addition to scientific excellence, IBMI promotes entrepreneurship, company spin-off activities, and collaborations with other top academic institutions and leading corporations in the photonics, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors.

To support our fundraising activities and our publication efforts, we now seek a highly qualified and motivated scientific writer (f/m/diverse). This position will be integral to the IBMI fundraising strategy and publication pipeline and will work closely with the Institute’s Director and the IBMI Head of Fundraising & Communication as part of the IBMI science management team.

We are currently looking for a

Scientific writer (f/m/diverse)

The mission

The IBMI science management team provides comprehensive administrative support to our scientists, giving them room to focus their full creative potential on developing the imaging techniques of tomorrow.

The scientific writer will specifically:

Lead applications for third-party funding from national and international funding agenciesSupport developing, authoring, and compiling grant proposals together with IBMI scientistsLead the manuscript writing workflow and oversee implementation of writing guidelines according to our institute standardsCompile and revise manuscripts for IBMI scientists based on their scientific input and provide assistance in preparing figures, schematics and working modelsAssist submission of grant proposals and manuscriptsSupport project management activities, including compilation of scientific reportsWork at the interface between IBMI scientists and the central administrations of HMGU and TUM, external partners and national and international funding agenciesSupport IBMI public relations and marketing activitiesProof-read scientific texts with regard to the various target audiences

Your profile

The successful applicant must have the following:

High motivation, scientific curiosity, initiative, and commitment to excellencePhD degree in Electrical engineering, Physics, Optics, Medical Technology, Biomedical computing, or Natural sciencesExtensive experience in independent writing of texts for scientific audiences, including proposals for competitive funding and peer-reviewed publications as well as the general publicExcellent ability to analyze and present complex research projects to various audiencesExcellent command of English and German, both written and spokenIndependent, flexible, and solution-oriented working styleStrong organizational and management skillsCommitment to quickly familiarize with new, interdisciplinary research projectsCollaborative spirit and ability to work on a highly international and interdisciplinary teamSolid IT skills (MS Office, Photoshop etc.)

Our Offer

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, day care facility for children, a childcare subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.

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

The position is (initially) limited to 2 years.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0017