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.

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We continue to recruit and are looking exactly for you. To this end, we have adapted our recruitment process to ensure the greatest possible health protection for both our applicants and our employees. After successfully reviewing your application documents, we will invite you to a friendly video call or telephone interview, no special devices needed. Here we simulate a face-to-face interview situation in order to get to know you better. Fight with us against the spread of environmentally related diseases and apply now.

Helmholtz Zentrum München is globally recognized for innovations in data science and applied machine learning (ML), e.g. through its Institute of Computational Biology (ICB) and by hosting the national platform Helmholtz AI. To further strengthen ML method development, we are setting up a close integration with the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) via ELLIS Munich.

To scope fundraising opportunities and to support researchers in applying for major grants, research-consortia and other funding instruments we are inviting applications for a

Pre-award grant manager (f/m/d) 100444

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Job Description

This role is a pioneer position across the computational health labs. Our pre-award grant manager will take responsibility for identifying funding opportunities, initiating and driving efficient proposal preparation as well as drafting substantial parts of the proposals and preparing scientists for panel interviews. We expect the successful candidate to develop this position and tailor the services provided to establish comprehensive grant management as an integral part of the interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.

You will be

  • managing a broad range of workstreams centred around the identification of opportunities and the preparation of proposals for major grants
  • cultivating and stewarding interactions with various internal and external stakeholders
  • providing strategic guidance and operational structure for all third-party fundraising
  • enjoying freedom to shape your own initiatives
  • working in an agile environment
  • sharing our enthusiasm for promoting ML and nurturing our friendly, cooperative environment where everyone’s contribution is valued

You have

  • a PhD in life, computer or natural science
  • native-equivalent written and verbal fluency in English
  • initiative and imagination
  • understanding of various funding mechanisms
  • experience in science management
  • a collaborative, confident and creative approach
  • attention to detail and the ability to diligently manage a broad range of different responsibilities in your own time
  • Desired qualifications
  • a data science background is considered a plus
  • a network among national and European funders is considered a plus
  • excellent written and verbal fluency in German is considered a plus

What we offer you

continuous education & training
work life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
30 days annual leave
onsite 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.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application. Please send your application (in English) – including cover letter, CV and contact details of two references until 31.01.2021.

If you have further questions, simply contact Meike-Jana Kalb on 089 3187-3996, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz AI  
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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