Scientific Coordinator (m/f/x)


The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with around 48,000 students and with about 5,000 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 once again proud of its foundation status, Goethe University possesses a high degree of autonomy, modernity and professional diversity. As a comprehensive university, the Goethe University offers a total of 16 departments on five campuses and more than 100 degree programs along with an outstanding research reputation.

The Institute of Biochemistry ( in the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main offers as soon as possiblea position of a 

Scientific Coordinator (m/f/x) 
(E 13 TV-G-U, 50% part-time)

initially for a limited period of 4 years. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

In our research center, 20 project leaders and around 100 employees work on the structural elucidation of cellular protein complexes and machineries at cell membranes, thus making pioneering contributions to biomedicine and the treatment of diseases. In your function as coordinator you will support the spokesperson and the steering board of the collaborative research center in the overarching scientific tasks.

Your responsibilities

  • You are responsible for the scientific coordination of the 20 subprojects at four locations.
  • You create the data management plan for the subprojects and develop internal standards for research data management together with the scientists.
  • You plan and design science communication and the international visibility of research.
  • You stimulate international networking with other research consortia.
  • You support the strategic planning and development of the research center.
  • You organize workshops, retreats and symposia.

Your profile

  • You have a scientific master degree in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry or a related natural science discipline, ideally a completed PhD in one of the fields.
  • You are willing to develop professionally in the field of science management.
  • You have very good communication skills in German and English.
  • You are a strong writer and persuasive presenter, and you have good organizational skills.
  • You are a team player, and it is important to you to build and maintain a professional network.
  • You are interested in research data management, FAIR data principles and metadata standards.
  • Ideally, you have already worked with data management systems, such as ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook) or LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

We offer 

  • A responsible and varied job supporting international research
  • An attractive workplace in an international environment on Science Campus Riedberg
  • Long-term perspectives at Goethe University (extension of employment possible after four years)
  • Excellent training opportunities as well as attractive social benefits (free job ticket, company pension scheme etc.)
  • The possibility to use the university sports facilities
  • Flexible working hours, balancing family and work; home office is possible

In order to increase the proportion of women in research, we particularly encourage women to apply for this position. Disabled persons will be considered preferentially in case of equal aptitude.

Are you interested in supporting our research center as scientific coordinator? Then please send your application with the usual documents, summarized in one PDF file, by e-mail until August 16, 2022 to: Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Prof. Dr. Robert Tampé, Institute of Biochemistry, Max-von-Laue-Str. 9, 60438 Frankfurt / Main, e-mail:

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

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Deadline: 2022-08-16
Location: Germany, Frankfurt
Categories: Biochemistry, Chemistry, PhD, Scientific Coordinator,


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