Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding ResearchKöln
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research offers a position for a
The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in life sciences and has previous experience and strong interest in
science management and coordination tasks. Excellent communication skills in English and proficiency in computer
applications (MS office, internet, social media databases, content management systems) is essential. Knowledge
of the German language would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will be proactive, is solution-oriented and
an excellent communicator with people at all levels and enjoys working in an international and highly interactive
Main responsibilities are:
supporting organized, regular and structured training of postdocs that complements their laboratory based
organizing courses/workshops on professional and technical skills and an annual retreat for postdocs
contribute to making MPIPZ research findings and events visible in social media (Facebook, Twitter)
work closely with the scientific departments to help promote scientific communication at the institute and to
ensure postdocs receive appropriate and timely career advice
cooperate with other academic institutions in the region to support the above tasks
support organization of Institute’s weekly seminar series
The part-time position (60 %) is available immediately and the initial contract is for 3 years with the possibility of
an extension. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary
agreement for public service employees).
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.
Please send your detailed application as a single pdf file to the e-mail address below by 6th February 2018 including
a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter describing your motivation for applying for this position:
Ms von Ciriacy-Wantrup, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research,
"Postdoc Coordinator", Carl-von-Linne-Weg 10, 50829 Köln,
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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