Research Management Assistant (f/m/d)

Research Management Assistant (f/m/d)

Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens

Berlin, Germany

(Director: Emmanuelle Charpentier) is seeking a

Research Management Assistant (f/m/d)

The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens headed by its director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier is seeking a full time Research Management Assistant with excellent skills and knowledge in managing large data sets/databases (i.e. collections of biological samples, protocols of experimental work) in a biological laboratory.

The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens is an international research institute currently being established in Berlin and whose research focuses on basic biological principles in bacterial pathogens ( We are particularly interested in genetic and biochemical mechanisms of regulation by RNAs and proteins in bacterial pathogens causing diseases in humans, and in viruses of these pathogens. The overall aims of the Unit’s research are to gain a better understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control and regulate bacterial infectious processes.

Within our research topics (, we are seeking a highly motivated, qualified and talented scientist to establish and develop databases for the Institute to support the work of the scientists. The successful candidate is expected to establish and develop a database of protocols for experimental work performed in the fields of bacteriology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and to support the development and collection of additional databases of biological samples (antibodies, strains, cell lines, plasmids, primers, sequencing). With this position, the successful candidate will be given the possibility to develop further skills in the research management of the Institute.

Your qualification should include:

  • Master or PhD degree in natural sciences (e.g. Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and/or Molecular Biology)
  • Excellent level of English language
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to handle and manage large data sets
  • Friendly disposition, confident and responsible work ethics
  • Working independently and as part of an international team
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research

The position is initially for two years with the possibility of an extension after evaluation. The payment level is based on the German state public service salary scale (TVöD-Bund) according to the training, qualifications and professional experience. The benefits correspond to the regulations of the public service. The position is available at the earliest possible date. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal. If you are interested, please follow the link and upload your full application in English by April 30th, 2019:

Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens
Department of Human Resources
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin


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