Research Coordinator (f/m/d)

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

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Translational Genomics

Area of research:

Administrative staff

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 Translational Genomics (ITG) focusses on translating insights from genomics into mechanisms of disease development and progression. At ITG, we leverage big data in genetics and genomics to gain insights into the mechanisms underpinning human health and disease. We work with biobank-sized whole-genome sequencing datasets, in combination with high-dimensional phenotypic and multi-omics data.

To support our team we are currently looking for a

Research Coordinator (f/m/d)

 Job Description

Provide proactive, high quality and effective executive, organisational and scientific assistance to the Institute Director and team leaders in the delivery of their scientific programmes and leadership responsibilities (grant applications, reviews, annual reports)Assist in the planning and coordination of the Institute activities as well as correspondence, documentation and management of general processes for the Institute Provide effective coordination and collaboration with the Centre’s main business areas, core facilities and management operationsProvide effective support by obtaining, managing and maintaining appropriate ethical approvals, materials transfer agreements and research collaboration agreements in collaboration with the central legal team and othersMonitor and report regularly third-party project budgets and staffing (liaising with Finance over financial cost recording and reporting and with HR regarding staff appointments)Coordinate the development and maintenance of up-to-date web presence by writing and soliciting content regarding the Institute, its activities, partnerships and scientific outputs (in collaboration with internal specialist departments)Support and manage the relationships between the Institute and key internal and external partners and other stakeholders, by providing responsive communication, researching and disseminating responses/information

 Your Qualifications

Proven professional experienceDegree in a relevant field Excellent organisational and prioritising skillsDemonstrable project management skillsExcellent English language skillsGood command of the German languageExcellent communication skillsExperience of working in a scientific environmentExperience in social media managementAbility to adhere to tight timelinesOutstanding work ethic and intrinsic motivationTeam player who thrives within multi-disciplinary teams

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 two years, the possibility of a longer-term perspective exists.

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 until April 5th 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2019/0078