MPI-CBG Jobs Feed Jobs of the MPI-CBG en TYPO3 News Sun, 14 Apr 2024 15:17:36 +0200 Sun, 14 Apr 2024 15:17:36 +0200 TYPO3 EXT:news news-1386 Wed, 10 Apr 2024 11:26:38 +0200 Executive Assistant/Fremdsprachenassistenz (m/f/d) Deadline: 03.05.2024 The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany, is searching for an Executive Assistant (m/f/d).

The successful candidate will provide comprehensive support to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Administration to effectively manage time and monitor workflow. Fulfilling an important role at the intersection between scientists and administration, you will provide a courteous first point of contact, with a high degree of professionalism and tact. You will also provide dedicated support to our scientific Service & Facility leaders on a range of topics, such as travel and event planning. Another area of engagement is to provide support and continuity in the area of Technology Transfer and interactions with the Max Planck Society headquarters. The job will benefit from someone with a service-oriented mentality, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills.

Main Responsibilities

  • organize administrative tasks for the COO and Service & Facility leaders, focusing on scheduling, communication, events, and travel
  • prioritize messages for action, draft and proofread responses in German and English, preserving necessary confidentiality
  • plan national and international business trips, including itineraries, bookings, and associated logistics
  • prepare content for Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) according to standard protocols
  • act as a point of contact and support for the community of scientific core facility staff
  • event planning and coordination (e.g., collaborator visits, periodic meetings, seminars, retreats and visits of dignitaries)
  • prepare agendas and papers, take high-quality meeting minutes, and follow up on action points as instructed
  • engage with fellow executive assistants regarding work matters, quality improvement, and continued personal development

Essential Qualifications

  • professional training/education as a foreign language assistant, office administrator, events manager or similar
  • excellent written and spoken German and English (ideally on the level of B2 or higher)
  • intercultural competence and organizational talent
  • good time management skills, proactive and structured work style. Ability to multitask and prioritize a diverse and changing workload

Desirable Qualifications

  • experience working in a comparable environment
  • experience in developing internal processes and filing systems
  • excellent interpersonal skills and customer-service orientation
  • familiarity with standard administrative software (e.g. Microsoft Office suite)
  • creativity, optimism, and motivation in problem solving

What we offer

  • a varied and interesting job in a modern, scientific, and international environment.
  • remuneration based on qualifications, activities, and experience in accordance with TVöD Bund, up to EG8
  • detailed training
  • social benefits of the public service (company pension scheme (VBL), annual special payment, subsidy for VVO job ticket, group accident insurance)
  • opportunities for regular professional exchange and individual training and personal development
  • active measures to promote company health management and work-life balance
  • possibility for home office and mobile work upon agreement

The initial contract is for 2 years with the expectation of prolongation contingent on the agreement of both parties.

Initial questions about the position can be addressed to Brian von Rueden, Head of Human Resources, via

Please submit your complete application by 03.05.2024 via our online application system stating 2024-ExecutiveAssistant-COO-6000 via:

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden, Germany

  • The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, and other components of identity.
  • The Max Planck Society specifically aims to increase the proportion of women in the areas in which they are underrepresented. We therefore explicitly invite women to apply.
  • The Max Planck Society is further committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
  • The Max Planck Society supports the compatibility of family and career and is certified according to the "berufundfamilie" (“job and family”) audit.
  • When you submit a job application to MPI-CBG, you are transmitting personal data. Please refer to our privacy notice for information on how we collect and process personal data in accordance with Art. 13 of the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung. By submitting your application you confirm that you have taken note of the information in our privacy notice.
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news-1140 Fri, 17 Feb 2023 11:12:00 +0100 Schulpraktikum im MPI-CBG Am MPI-CBG besteht die Möglichkeit, ein Pflichtschulpraktikum oder ein freiwilliges Ferienpraktikum zu absolvieren. Biologische Zusammenhänge, chemische Reaktionen im Alltag oder Errungenschaften in den Wissenschaften entfachen deine Neugierde?

Du siehst Dich vielleicht selbst in ein paar Jahren als Laborant/-in oder Student/-in der Wissenschaft, aber das Bild ist noch nicht klar? Dann bewerbe Dich bei uns um einen Schulpraktikumsplatz, um Deinen Blick in die Zukunft zu schärfen!

Während deines Praktikums im MPI CBG wirst Du Einblicke in verschiedene Labore, unterschiedlichen Techniken und den normalen Laboralltag bekommen. Die Betreuung durch ein spezielles Labor können wir berücksichtigen, aber leider nicht garantieren.

Um uns ein Bild von Dir machen zu können, benötigen wir von dir folgende Unterlagen:

  • Lebenslauf
  • Ausgefüllten Fragebogen (oben rechts "Fragebogen für ein Schulpraktikum")
  • Letzten 2 Zeugnisse
  • Sofern vorhanden: Zertifikate über zusätzliche Qualifikationen, Kurse, Praktika oder besondere schulische Leistungen.

Bitte habe Verständnis, dass wir nur vollständige Bewerbungen berücksichtigen können. Aus praktischen Gründen bevorzugen wir Bewerbungen aus dem näheren Umkreis. Es handelt sich bei dieser Ausschreibung um ein Praktikum ausschließlich für Schüler und Schülerinnen, die die Oberstufe oder gymnasiale Oberstufe aktiv besuchen.

(Achtung! Bist du interessiert an einem Studentenpraktikum, wende dich bitte an das IMPRS Programm

Attention! This announcement is an internship exclusively for students who are still attending school! If you are interested in a student internship, please use our IMPRS program (

Unsere Bewerbungsplattform wird nur vom 01. August bis zum 31.August und vom 2. Januar bis 1. Februar eines jeden Jahres freigeschaltet. In dieser Zeit kannst Du dich bei uns online bewerben.

Bewirb dich unter folgenden Link:

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Hast du noch Fragen, dann schreibe uns: Bitte an diese Adresse KEINE Bewerbungsunterlagen schicken!

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news-853 Mon, 03 Jan 2022 13:02:00 +0100 ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows Program Fully funded fellowships for distinguished independent postdoctoral researchers to join the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD) for a duration of 2 to 3 years.  The ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows Program addresses independent researchers on the postdoctoral level, who come with their own research proposal and freely choose which groups to affiliate with. The program provides an ideal springboard to an independent research career in systems biology, theoretical biophysics, computational biology, and related areas.

You are invited to visit for detailed information about the program and the application procedure.

Please send all inquiries regarding the ELBE Postdoctoral Fellows Program to the ELBE Program Office: elbeprogram[at]

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news-48 Mon, 03 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0100 PhD Program / PhD Students MPI-CBG welcomes 20 - 25 new PhD students every year. All PhD students at MPI-CBG are exclusively recruited through the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys). You may apply for any group at any time via the IMPRS-CellDevoSys. We are piloting a rolling admission procedure for PhD students and welcome applications for PhD positions in life sciences, natural sciences, computer science, physics or applied mathematics anytime, without deadlines.

You are invited to visit for detailed information on the participating research groups, eligibility requirements and the application procedure.

Please send all inquiries regarding PhD positions to

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