Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at Helmholtz Munich and the Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are an integrated, multi-disciplinary research structure and form the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in Munich, Germany; including the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus and the Research Center TranslaTUM, which integrate bioengineering with metabolic disorders and oncology, respectively.

IBMI scientists develop next-generation imaging and sensing methods to measure previously inaccessible properties of living systems, hence, catalyzing breakthroughs in biology, medicine and the environment. Comprising 11 inter-disciplinary laboratories and scientists from more than 25 countries, IBMI offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and a perfect environment to accelerate your career.

To support the institute director Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos and the IBMI directorate, we now seek a highly qualified and motivated

Executive scientific coordinator (f/m/x) 101366

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will support the institute director Prof. Ntziachristos and will work closely with the executive management and administrative staff of IBMI, and central administrations of Helmholtz Munich and TUM. She or he will provide comprehensive support to the institute director at the interface of administration and science. The offered position is crucial to free the IBMI scientific leadership from science administrative duties.

With an exceptional level of responsibility and focus on optimizing efficient managerial processes, the executive scientific coordinator works seamlessly with IBMI’s expert scientists and science support staff and, hence, serves as token for the future success and societal impact of IBMI through breakthrough innovations for improved medical imaging and health care. In this position, you will act as a:

  • Communication expert with a proactive approach to communication and PR interfacing between the IBMI directorate and internal and external collaborators, central departments at Helmholtz Munich and TUM (e.g. legal and innovation departments), stakeholders, decision-makers, and the media.
  • Organizational mastermind supporting the institute director in day-to-day business, incl. administration of schedule, travel and teaching activities; preparation of scientific events, meetings and conferences; preparation of proposed resolutions for research-administrative issues; and information condensation.
  • Scientific personal assistant representing the institute director at academic assemblies and supporting the institute director and IBMI executive management, e.g. by delegating tasks within the institute and by preparing and proofreading scientific presentations, manuscripts, reports and grant applications.
  • Strategic thinking and supporting IBMI’s long-term research agenda and positioning as a globally competitive center of bioengineering with significant impact to biological discovery, clinical translation and commercialization of technological innovations.

Your qualifications

  • University degree in natural sciences, engineering, or business studies
  • A Ph.D. degree and additional business education/experience are considered a strong plus
  • Outstanding leadership skills, work ethics, and intrinsic motivation
  • Impeccable judgment and high personal/professional integrity
  • Ability to motivate and inspire colleagues
  • Strong self-management skills
  • Excellent science development and science management acumen
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work in a highly international and interdisciplinary team
  • Great networking ability and communication skills
  • Experience in rapidly changing, challenging, and competitive environments
  • Solid IT skills (MS Office, video communication platforms, etc.)
  • Excellent command of German and English, both written and spoken

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Andreas Hillmair, +49 89 3187-2846, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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