Research Coordinator (m/f/d)

Job Description & Qualification

Your tasks
• Coordination of the project and support for the development of its strategic direction and
further evolution
• Development and maintenance of the network of the Max Planck Institutes involved and
regular contact with the institutes’ research coordinators and press officers
• Planning and organisation of workshops, seminars and other academic events
• Development and management of the graduate programme
• Organisation and management of the fellowship programme, including support for fellows
• Preparation and management of evaluations of the network
• Representation of Max Planck Law in an international research context
• Public relations

Your profile
• A successfully completed doctoral degree in law or in an another field of the humanities or
social sciences
• International experience, preferably gained through completion of a degree abroad
• Experience in research coordination and management, particularly project management
• Willingness and ability to quickly familiarise yourself with a diverse and challenging range of
topics, together with a high degree of initiative and a strong sense of responsibility
• Flexibility and a proven aptitude for organisation
• Willingness to travel in- and outside Germany
• Team worker with very good communication skills and intercultural competence
• Excellent knowledge of German and English

Our offer
We offer a varied and challenging position in an attractive and international work environment with a
good working atmosphere. The position is full-time (currently 39 hours / week). The position can in
principle be shared by two employees. Remuneration and social benefits are based on the German
Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVÖD Bund) EG13, depending on the applicant’s qualifications
and experience. The position is initially limited to two years. A follow-up position is intended but
conditional on the positive evaluation of the development phase of the project.

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

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all

About the Organization

Max Planck Law is a collaborative network of the eleven Max Planck Institutes conducting
fundamental research on legal issues, including their past and future developments, with a particular
focus on exploring comparative and transnational research questions. The aim of this newly
established network is to develop innovative approaches leading to excellent legal research and to
provide a framework for graduate training across all disciplines of legal studies for both doctoral
students and postdocs.

Additional Information

Your application must be submitted online by the closing date of 31.03.2019 via the link on our
homepage: Part of your application should be an example of your
written work in English (5 – 10 pages), such as a report, minutes, or funding application (status report,
grant application etc.)

For Additional Questions

Job ID

ID: J4868