Scientific Coordinator

Scientific Coordinator

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

Konstanz, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Ornithologie in Seewiesen (near Starnberg) and in Radolfzell am Bodensee is an international research institute focused on experimental and theoretical fundamental research in the fields of animal migration and collective behavior as well as animal behavior and neurobiology. There are 250 people employed at the institute. The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology, an internationally renowned doctoral program, was established together with the University of Konstanz. The IMPRS is looking for a

Scientific Coordinator (full-time position)
at the University of Konstanz at the earliest possible time.

Your tasks
Your responsibilities include the coordination of the doctoral program and

  • Planning and Organization of the international recruitment and selection process of young scientists
  • Supporting the spokesperson within the management of IMPRS
  • Providing professional and social support of the young scientists
  • Planning, organizing, coordinating the continual further development of courses and scientific symposia
  • Supporting the social media channels and online presence
  • Planning and implementing promotional activities
  • Reliably administering a proper budget

Your profile
You have a masters, or preferably doctoral degree, in Biology (or a similar scientific field) and have work experience in an international environment. Experience in scientific management, support of young scientists and the acquisition of third-party funds are an advantage. We expect excellent organizational and management skills, as well as excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and German. We take outstanding communication skills and the ability to work in a team for granted. Of course, the competent use of modern media and computer skills are a prerequisite.

Our offer
We offer a highly interesting, challenging and varied activity at the interface between science and administration. A dedicated team awaits you in an international environment with the opportunity for regular advanced training. The payment is made in accordance with your qualification and the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD-Bund) and the collective agreement of the German Fee Ordinance (TV EntgO-Bund). The position is initially limited to 2 years and can be extended by a further 6 years with the successful extension of the IMPRS.

Questions about this position will be answered by Dr. Mäggi Hieber Ruiz ( The interviews are scheduled for the end of March 2019.

The Max Planck Society endeavors to employ more severely disabled people. Applications of severely disabled persons are expressly welcome. We also actively support the reconciliation of work and family life. The Max Planck Society also endeavors to increase the proportion of women in management positions and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Further information can be found at

Your application
Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application until March 3, 2019 applying under this link:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.