Center Coordinator (m/f/div)

The Tübingen AI Center is part of the success story of the Germany’s strategy for artificial intel­ligence. It is one of the five national Centers of excel­lence for research on artificial intel­ligence. The Tübingen AI Center is a research institute for machine learning, jointly operated by the Max Planck Institute for Intel­ligent Systems and the University of Tübingen. 
The Tübingen AI Center is an integral part of Cyber Valley and closely related to the European Labora­tory for Learning and Intelligent Systems. 

To help build the Tübingen AI Center, the Max Planck Institute for Intel­ligent Systems seeks to hire a 

Center Coordinator (m/f/div)

Your Tasks and Responsibilities 

  • Supporting the board of directors in all matters of plan­ning, including the strategic deve­lopment of the Tübingen AI Center 
  • Preparing budget plans, proposals, and eva­luation reports, and commu­nicating with funding agencies (BMBF, MWK) 
  • Planing and managing the recruiting process for new research group leaders, including supporting infra­structure and resources
  • Organizing internal funding programs 
  • Coordinating scientific activities and re­search cooperation with academic and industry part­ners, including collaboration contracts 
  • Coordinating with related initia­tives including Cyber Valley and ELLIS 
  • Liaising with relevant stake­holders from universities and research institu­tions, including key partners in Germany’s national AI strategy 
  • Preparing presentations and organizing scientific events 
  • Overseeing daily adminis­trative tasks 

These tasks and responsi­bilities are handled in close cooperation with the Tübingen AI Center office at the University of Tübingen. 

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) 
  • 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 and experience in project management 
  • 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 become part of the Scientific Coor­dination Office at the Max Planck Institute for Intel­ligent Systems and work closely with administrative staff, other research coor­dinators, scientist, and the Tübingen AI Center office at the University of Tübingen to help achieve the scientific goals of the Center. Salaries will be compe­titive and based on experience according to TVöD guide­lines. An initial contract will be offered for two years with the possibility of extension. This is a full-time position. 

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, Engineering, Mathematics, PhD, Physics, Research Coordinator, Researcher,


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