Research Coordinator at The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

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Application Deadline: May 5, 2014

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) seeks a Research Coordinator (to begin on October 1, 2014) to:

-Support the academic management of the Institute
-Assist in the organization und management of research projects
-Supervise the visiting scholar and fellowship program
-Organize workshops and conferences
-Build and cultivate relationships with other national and international research institutions

The MPIWG is the world’s largest research institute in the history of science, with projects spanning many disciplines, cultures, languages, and epochs, see It is a member institute of the Max Planck Society
Qualifications for the position include:

-A university degree (a doctorate in a field related to the history of science is desirable but not essential);
-Experience in academic management and public outreach
-Experience with international scholars/ good cross-cultural competence (good command of English and German; personal experience studying or living abroad and further languages would be appreciated)
-Engagement with the research topics of the Institute.

We are looking for a motivated and flexible person who is also able to work under pressure. We expect that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may however be submitted in German or English.

We offer a permanent position ranked up to the TVöD E15 level in the German system, which roughly corresponds to that of Senior Lecturer in Britain or Associate Professor in North America. Salary will be determined both by the position’s rank and individual factors.

Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Candidates are requested to submit as one single PDF-document a cover letter, curriculum vitae including list of publications, copies of certificates and names of three 3 referees who may be contacted and asked to submit letters if the candidate is among the finalists for the position no later than May 5, 2014 to:
Please note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Finalists for the position will be informed by the end of May, 2014 and asked to come for an interview on June 16, 2014 (travel expenses covered by the Institute).

For administrative questions please contact Ms. Claudia Paass, Head of Administration (

Posted: April 07, 2014