Scientific Coordinator (m/f/div)

Join us in ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems,, a European AI network of excellence which focuses on fundamental science, technical innovation, and societal impact. ELLIS brings together leading scientists engaged in the research fields of machine learning and modern AI. 

Supported by the Hector Foundation, the State of Baden-Württemberg, the Max Planck Society, and the University of Tübingen are initiating the establishment of a unique new research institute, the ELLIS Institute in Tübingen. The ELLIS Institute will attract the world’s best AI scientists and provide outstanding research opportunities to promote excellence in research and innovation. The ELLIS Institute will be embedded in the Cyber Valley ecosystem in the Stuttgart-Tübingen region, which attracts both research talents and founders, and will be closely linked to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Tübingen. 

To help build the ELLIS Institute, we seek to hire a 

Scientific Coordinator (m/f/div)

Your responsibilities 

  • Supporting the budget and staffing planning for the new institute, including supporting infrastructure and resources
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders from ministries, foundations, universities, and research institutions
  • Coordinating scientific activities and research cooperation with academic and industrial partners, including collaboration contracts 
  • Supporting the scientific directorate in all matters of planning 
  • Planing and managing the recruiting process for new research group leaders and fellows of the institute, and connecting researchers from partner institutions 
  • Preparing presentations and reports 
  • Organizing scientific and public events 

Your profile 

  • Completed scientific higher education, preferably PhD
  • Ideally, you have a background in natural sciences or engineering (computer science, mathematics, physics, or similar field), and/or you are willing to learn about AI research
  • Excellent command of both German and English (at least C1 level)
  • Ideally, experience in public or private research management, or experience in industry research
  • Very strong management and organizational skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are a team player and you work in an independent and responsible way
  • A high level of resilience and professionalism

Our Offer 

You will work closely with scientists, other research coordinators, administrative staff, and IT to help achieve the scientific goals of the new institute. Salaries will be competitive and based on experience according to TVöD guidelines. This is a full-time position. An initial contract will be offered through December 31, 2023. The possibility of a perspective extension will exist at the future ELLIS Institute.

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 equality and diversity. We welcome applications from any background. 

Inquiries should be sent to

The position is available at the earliest convenience and will be open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by July 8, 2022. Please upload your application as a single PDF file online

or as a hard copy application to: 

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems 
Eva Lämmerhirt 
Max-Planck-Ring 4 
72076 Tübingen 

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Deadline: 2022-07-08
Location: Germany, Tübingen
Categories: Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Scientific Programmer,


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