Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) in Munich, Germany, 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; 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 and medicine. 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 our fundraising activities, we now seek a highly qualified and motivated

Scientific fundraising manager (f/m/x) 100663

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Join our team and be part of our rich and dynamic research culture of enquiry and innovation. IBMI researchers come from the top ranks of physics, chemistry, engineering, and biomedicine and attract significant investment from national and international sources. Our scientists serve in international societies and conferences and are recipients of a multitude of top international and German awards, including the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz prize and several ERC awards. In addition to scientific excellence, IBMI promotes entrepreneurship, company spin-off activities, and collaborations with other top academic institutions and leading corporations in the photonics, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors.

The mission

The IBMI science management team provides comprehensive administrative support to our scientists, giving them room to focus their full creative potential on developing the imaging techniques of tomorrow.
The scientific fundraising manager will specifically:

  • Lead applications for third-party funding from national and international funding agencies
  • Scout new funding opportunities
  • Support developing, authoring, and compiling grant proposals together with IBMI scientists
  • Coordinate proposal submission and fund administration 
  • Support project management activities, including financial controlling and compilation of financial and scientific reports
  • Work at the interface between IBMI scientists and the central administrations of HMGU and TUM, external partners and national and international funding agencies
  • Organize and participate in project meetings and workshops in Munich and abroad
  • Support IBMI public relations and marketing activities
  • Proof-read scientific texts

Your qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in natural sciences or engineering  
  • Extensive experience in writing texts for scientific audiences, including proposals for competitive funding
  • Good understanding of the national and international research funding landscape
  • Excellent ability to analyze and present complex research projects for various audiences
  • Excellent command of English and German, both written and spoken
  • Commitment to quickly familiarize with new, interdisciplinary research projects
  • Independent, flexible, and solution-oriented working style
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work on a highly international and interdisciplinary team
  • Desired qualifications
  • Business-oriented skills or background are an advantage

What we offer you

continuous education and training
work-life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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At IBMI, we strongly believe that outstanding science needs outstanding science management and for this we rely on a strong team of experienced science managers. This is your opportunity to be part of and to advance your career in a novel, quickly expanding vocational field at the intersection of science and administration. IBMI provides a highly international, multi-disciplinary environment offering excellent opportunities for professional growth. We support career development, continuing education and teaching and training opportunities.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The successful applicant will initially have a 2-year contract, with the possibility of extension.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age until 2021-05-31. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
Applicant guidance on the Corona pandemic

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Andreas Hillmair, email:, tel.: +49 89 3187 2846, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, preferably in English.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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