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Scientific Coordinator for PhD Programme

Scientific Coordinator for PhD Programme

MPI Cologne, Germany

 

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research seeks a Scientific Coordinator for PhD Programme.

The Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) together with the University of Cologne and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf organises a structured Ph.D. programme as part of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on “Understanding complex plant traits using computational and evolutionary approaches”.

Your responsibilities

We seek a scientist with an interest in science management to act as a coordinator of the IMPRS and the MPIPZ Graduate School. The coordinator will be responsible for developing links with other graduate schools in the region including those of the Centre of Excellence in Plant Science (CEPLAS) and the University of Cologne. The successful applicant will be responsible for the international recruitment and selection of students, organization and coordination of teaching courses, organizing scientific symposia, as well as creating an inspiring working environment for students. There will be a part time secretarial assistance helping with administrative items and social media work.

Your profile

Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and training in molecular biology, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, computational biology or a related discipline and interest in interdisciplinary research, and training of young researchers.  Expertise in molecular plant sciences are desirable but not essential. We expect excellent communication skills in English while ability to communicate in German would be an advantage. The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal skills and will be required to routinely interact with students, researchers and administrators at all levels both inside and outside the institute. Good IT skills are also desirable.

 

More information to be found here

Location: 
MPI Cologne, DE
Deadline: 
29/09/2017

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