The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching near Munich is the Co-ordinator of the European Joint Programme “EUROfusion Co-fund Action in Horizon 2020“. The scientific programme management is the responsibility of the Programme Manager who is supported by the Programme Management Unit (PMU).

We seek at the earliest possible opportunity for the Co-ordinator a Project Controller.

This position in the management of an internationally orientated research programme offers the opportunity to gain experience in the challenging environment of a large-scale scientific project.


  • Yearly budget planning,
  • Comparison of planned/actual data, analysis of the deviations,
  • Co-operation in the reporting process to the awarding authority,
  • Advise the project partners of the financial development of the programme based on the Grant Agreement provisions,
  • Advise on questions of the cost and performance calculation within the project,
  • Assistance with the continual improvement of business processes,
  • Working together with the Programme Management Unit on the Consortium’s internal controlling.

For this role we are looking for a dedicated business economist, who demonstrates social competence, negotiating skills and assertiveness. The working language is English.

We offer

The appointment is fixed-term until the 31 December 2020. The salary is according to the TVöD Bund grade E13.


The IPP is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The IPP seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Please send your completed application with the code number 52/17 to

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstraße 2
85748 Garching

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Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Boltzmannstr. 2
85748 Garching