Coordinator (m/f) for the International Research School "Epigenetics: from single cells to human health" - part time 19,5 h/week : Neuherberg bei München, Germany

Stein bei N rnberg, BAYERN | 10 Monate | Frist: Donnerstag, 15. Februar 2018, 00:00 Uhr
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Work group:

Institute of Functional Epigenetics

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


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Job description:

The Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich, Germany, is member

of one of the leading research associations in Europe - the Helmholtz Association of

German Research Centers. The aim of our research is to proactively detect health

risks involving humans and the environment, decoding the mechanisms of pathogenesis

and developing concepts for prevention and therapy.

Epigenetics research is central to understanding environment-genome interactions, which in turn is fundamental to advancing environmental health research, the key focus area of Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). The strength and unique nature of epigenetics research conducted at HMGU is its broad range of research areas such as cellular plasticity and stem cell research, diabetes research, computational biology, metabolism, modeling of single cell fate decisions, systems biology, development, immunology and epidemiology, as well as the combination of basic and translational research approaches.

In 2018, we will launch the Research School "Epigenetics: from single cells to human health" with the goal to train the next generation of exceptional epigenetics researchers. This school, with a dedicated training programme and support structure, will create an environment in which academically and technically gifted individuals can excel to achieve their personal and professional goals. And we are looking for a

Coordinator (m/f) for the International Research School "Epigenetics: from single cells to human health" - part time 19,5 h/week

Job Description

The Coordinator will ensure the overall coordination and development of the Research School in terms of international visibility, application and selection process as well as the training program. Specific responsibilities are:


Setting up and coordination of the Helmholtz Research School "Epigenetics"

Design and coordination of a scientific training program in coordination with the HELENA Graduate School of HMGU and external partners

Coordination and execution of the international call and selection procedure to recruit PhD students

Regular reporting internally and to the Helmholtz Association

Execution of the research school evaluations and preparation of assessment reports

Advising PhD students along their PhD thesis on matters related to PhD certificate, organizational questions and career questions

Regular coordination with cooperation partners

Rendering the research school internationally visible via dedicated communication and PR actions, including social media

Work with the epigenetics research school committee

Your Qualifications


PhD degree in the Life Sciences, with a broad knowledge of fundamental biology as well as strong interest in neighboring fields such as bioinformatics and computational biology

First experience in science administration, ideally doctoral programs

Knowledge of concepts and instruments for the promotion of young scientists is highly desirable

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Proactive engagement in a team-oriented work environment

Friendly and approachable, with good communication and personal skills

Fluency in spoken and written English is essential

Our Offer

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, day care facility for children, a childcare subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.
Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (EG 13 TV EntgO Bund).
The position is (initially) limited until 31. December 2019 (part time 19,5 hour/week).
As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we would be pleased to receive corresponding applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application until 31.01.2018. Please submit a single PDF file containing a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact details of two referees.
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