Graduate School Coordinator

 LMU München  München
The Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) seeks a coordinator to manage its day-to-day operation. The School aims to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience and brings together a range of disciplines, including biochemistry, medicine, bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical (bio-)physics, and mathematics. It offers an innovative, international PhD training program that combines interdisciplinary research with an intensive interdisciplinary course curriculum. QBM is funded through the German Excellence Initiative and based at the biomedical research campus in Munich-Grosshadern.
As Coordinator, you will be responsible for all aspects of the daily operation and the internal and external communication of the School. You will be assisted by an administrative secretary as well as by two lecturers and work closely with the scientific leadership of the School.
Your tasks:
  • overseeing the general administration of the School, including finances and personnel, designing workflows, forms and guidelines
  • managing student recruitment (advertisement, review of applications and selection for interviews, organizing the interview week)
  • supporting students (assistance with relocation, tracking academic progress)
  • planning and organizing events (lectures, meetings)
  • interfacing with participating academic institutions and scientists
  • representing the School to the scientific community and public, including scientific reporting and web presence
Your profile:
  • PhD in life sciences, physics, or related field
  • postdoctoral and substantial research and administrative experience
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal and team skills
  • fluent communication in both English and German
Our ideal candidate brings international experience, enthusiasm for science and for the training of its young, and combines strong communication, analytical and writing skills with sound judgment and the ability to handle a diverse set of tasks in a dynamic environment. 
The salary is according to the TV-L (E 14). The position is available from September 1, 2015 and will initially be for two years, but with the possibility of extension and permanent appointment. The University of Munich is an equal opportunity employer; part-time employment is possible.
Please send a pdf-file with your application (including cover letter, CV, degrees, references) by August 16, 2015 to:
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gaul (scientific coordinator of QBM)

If you have any further questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Sabine Bergelt (
How to apply:
via e-mail
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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gaul (scientific coordinator of QBM)

If you have any further questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Sabine Bergelt (
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