Project Manager

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin

Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Type of Job

Organization Administration

Project Manager

Job Offer from September 06, 2017

The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (to be established) of Max Planck Director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier is seeking a Project Manager for a full-time employment (39 hours/week) of initially 2 years.


  • Management and maintenance of non-scientific and scientific data, documents and reports
  • Development and establishment of tools for the handling, storage and preservation of internal and external scientific data and reports
  • Correspondence in German and English (letters of support, communication with and requests from sub-party funding organisations, universities, research institutions, tech transfer offices…)
  • Grant application and management including personnel data and contract management, and budget planning
  • Intellectual Property strategy and management
  • Standard organizational support of the scientific business and work flow within the department
  • Support in the organization of conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings
  • Support in the preparation of presentations and reports (graphical and writing support)


  • PhD in Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and/or Molecular Biology
  • An additional degree, experience or training in management is considered an advantage
  • A proven record of successful publications in respected international scientific journals
  • An international post-doctoral experience abroad is considered as an advantage
  • Expertise in scientific coordination is considered an advantage
  • Excellent competence in software applications (office, database manager, reference and bibliography manager)
  • An indispensable requirement for the candidate is to speak and write in excellent English and German
  • Profound interest in the research topics of the Department (for more information visit
  • Friendly disposition, confident and responsible work ethics
  • Working independently and as part of an international team
  • Openness and interest in learning new tasks, ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability for structured work and taking personal initiatives
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research


According to the training, qualifications and professional experience, the remuneration is EG 13 TVöD. 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 employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Furthermore, the Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.


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 October 6th, 2017.

 Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (to be established)

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