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. To support our publication efforts, public relations, and fundraising activities, we now seek a highly qualified and motivated scientific writer (f/m/x). This position will be integral to the IBMI publication pipeline and fundraising strategy and will work closely with the Institute’s Director and the IBMI Head of Project Management & Communication as part of the science management team.

Scientific Writer (f/m/x) 101614

Image Full time
Image Neuherberg near Munich
Image Professionals, Postdocs

Your responsibilities

  • Lead the manuscript writing workflow and oversee implementation of writing guidelines according to our institute standards
  • Provide hands-on consultation and support to IBMI scientists throughout the entire publishing process, from manuscript conception to final publication, including the presentation of data in figures, schemes, and tables
  • Proofread scientific texts with regard to the various target audiences
  • Document publication activities, compile statistics, and ensure compliance with open access publishing guidelines, in coordination with the central administrations of Helmholtz Munich and TUM, external partners, and national and international funding agencies
  • Support IBMI public relations and marketing activities
  • Assist with applications for third-party funding from national and international funding agencies
  • Support project management activities, including compilation of scientific reports

Your qualifications

  • High motivation, scientific curiosity, initiative, and commitment to excellence
  • PhD degree in electrical engineering, physics, optics, medical technology, biomedical computing, or natural sciences
  • Extensive experience in independent writing of texts for scientific audiences, including peer-reviewed publications and reviews, proposals for competitive funding, and articles for the general public
  • Excellent ability to analyze and present complex research projects to various audiences
  • Excellent command of English both written and spoken. Fluency in written and spoken German is highly desirable.
  • Experience with word processing, worksheet, database, data analysis, and graphics software
  • Independent, flexible, and solution-oriented working style
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Commitment to quickly familiarize with new, interdisciplinary research projects
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work on a highly international and interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to motivate and inspire colleagues

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
Image home office options
Image on-site nursery & holiday care
Image elder care
Image company pension scheme
Image discounted public transport ticket

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 two 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.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application including your letter of motivation, CV and academic transcripts of records, preferably in English and in a single PDF file.

If you have further questions, simply contact Manfred Tuerke, +49 89 3187 49853, 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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