Coordinator (m/f/d) for the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) is a leading center for doctoral education providing interdisciplinary training to outstanding doctoral students in an environment of scientific excellence and collaboration. The school is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and of Neurobiology as well as the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Technische Universität München.
To strengthen our coordination office team, we seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with excellent organization- and communication skills as scientific coordinator (full time) at the earliest possible time point.

Activities and responsibilities

  • planning, organization, coordination and continuous development of the IMPRS-LS training program;
  • participation in coordination of the application procedures including marketing, selection of students and data management;
  • managing administrative matters associated with IMPRS-LS;
  • maintenance of the online application and data management system as well as of the homepage of IMPRS-LS;
  • newsletter production, alumni work and maintenance of our social media platforms;
  • providing practical and administrative support to foreign graduate students (e.g. Visa issues, accommodation, health insurance, child care and dealing with MPI, university and public administration);
  • continuous quality management and conceptual further development of the program;

Qualification profile

You are expected to hold a PhD degree in the area of life sciences with a background covering some of the core competencies of the school’s research profile and have international experience in education, research or research administration. Moreover, you should enjoy working proactively, flexible and independently in a competitive international environment and be passionate about both, science and education. Previous experience with coordination of graduate training, data management and/or webpage design is considered highly advantageous.
A very good command of spoken and written German and English is required.


An interesting and challenging position, initially limited for two years, in a leading international and interdisciplinary education program. A salary commensurate with your qualifications and responsibilities (starting with TVöD Bund level E13). Comprehensive employee benefits with a family-friendly culture at the institute and flexible working hours. Numerous opportunities for further training and development.

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Send application to

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online with representative documents as pdf files. Applications should be submitted no later than June 10, 2019. For further details regarding IMPRS-LS, please visit our homepage at

Dr. Ingrid Wolf

Average salary for comparable positions is about € 46.464,00 gross per year. Depending on experience and qualifications, as well as other factors, this estimate may deviate to varying degrees from salaries actually to be expected.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: IMPRS-LS/05/2019

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