Coordinator (m/f/div) Matter to Life at the newly established Max Planck School “Matter to Life”


At the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, one of the 86 institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, physicists, chemists, and biologists create knowledge of long-term relevance to life and basic medical sciences. In addition, the institute is part of the Heidelberg Mannheim Health & Life Science Alliance – an association of the leading life science research institutions in the region.

Coordinator (m/f/div) Matter to Life at the newly established Max Planck School “Matter to Life” 
(100%, not divisible)

The contract is limited until the end of the pilot phase at September 30, 2025. Extensions may be possible.

As a new form of graduate education, the Max Planck Schools, joint initiatives of several German universities and research institutes, will bring the most talented students worldwide to German universities and research institutes. Together with top scientists, they will work on interdisciplinary research-oriented questions focused on molecular systems chemistry and biological physics. The young scientists will be trained in a research-oriented manner and under the best conditions.

The scope of duties includes the supervision of the application process at the Max Planck School “Matter to Life”, organization and execution of events, supervision and support of local lectures and committee work. The highly motivated person will contribute at courses and performance tests.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, or a related field. We are seeking to employ a highly motivated and capable person with the willingness to participate at the Max Planck School “Matter to Life”. To work in a team, reliability, willingness to perform, flexibility of time, and the ability to work independently are essential for the position. Practical experiences / expertise with the implementation of graduate programs or schools is of advantage as well as an insight into the research direction of the Max Planck School “Matter to Life”. Also, an interest or a background in teaching is advantageous for this position. The candidate should be fluent in word and writing in German and English.

The remuneration is based depending on your experience in the field on TVÖD Bund.

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.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. 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.

A daycare center for children is located near the institute.

Your application:

Please submit your application, including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), your CV, and complete transcripts via e-mail as a single PDF file with the reference number 09/2022 until September 15, 2022 to

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
c/o Human Resources
POB 10 38 20
69028 Heidelberg, Germany


Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

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Deadline: 2022-09-15
Location: Germany, Heidelberg
Categories: Chemistry, LifeScience, PhD, Physics, Research Coordinator, Scientific Coordinator,


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