Assistant (f/m/d) (50%)

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

Type of Job

Organisation & Administration

Chemistry Solid State Research & Material Sciences Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 07.24

Job offer from February 07, 2024

The Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, is one of the world’s leading institutes in condensed matter research. The institute includes cutting-edge research projects on quantum materials, nanoscale science, and energy research and provides access to internationally unique research infrastructure. Our staff of 400 works in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and multicultural environment. The International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science (IMPRS-CMS) supports young scientists at the institute.

The coordinator of the IMPRS-CMS is seeking an Assistant (f/m/d) (50%).

This position will offer a good opportunity for entry into science management. It will initially be based on a two year contract starting as soon as possible.

Your tasks

  • Administrative support for the IMPRS-CMS: day-to-day e-mail correspondence in English and German, certificates, database and alumni, compiling statistics
  • Support for the enrolment at the University of Stuttgart
  • Maintenance and support for the online application procedure for Master and PhD students
  • Co-organization of events, such as the annual Retreat meeting and Summer/Winter schools
  • Regular administration of the IMPRS-CMS website in the Max Planck content management system
  • Link to the institute’s administration: travel costs, invoices, refunds, inventory, etc.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and German
  • Proficiency in standard software; experience with CMS is beneficial
  • Open-mindedness, you should enjoy working in an international scientific environment
  • Good organizational and structural skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Our offer

The IMPRS-CMS at our institute is part of a Max Planck Society-wide network of more than 60 graduate schools throughout Germany. This position offers you the opportunity to become involved in science management and to participate in the annual meeting of IMPRS coordinators. In addition, there is a professional training program, including courses in science management. Remuneration is based on the collective wage agreement of the public service (TVöD-Bund) according to personal qualifications. In addition, the usual public service benefits are provided. We place great value to the compatibility of family and career.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. The Max Planck Society endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Dr. Eva Benckiser is available at for more information on the position.


Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by March 15th, 2024 through our online recruiting portal.

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