Position: Foreign Language Secretary in part-time 30%

Department: Neuronal Signaling and Morphogenesis

Code number: 2019-0124

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

Ihre Aufgaben:

This post is to provide a wide range of administrative duties for one international research group at the DKFZ. The language of the lab is English.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include the following:

  • Translation of German and English texts and letters
  • Managing the research group budget and correspondence
  • Handling basic administrative activities required for the research group (e.g. telephone, mail processing, filing, data management, keeping appointment calendars)
  • Oversight of visiting scientists' appointments
  • Organisational preparation and follow-up of business trips at home and abroad
  • Organisational preparation and follow-up of lecture series and events

Ihr Profil:

  • Successfully completed commercial training as a foreign language secretary or equivalent qualification
  • Independent and reliable working methods and organisational skills
  • Very good knowledge of the German and English language, both written and spoken; note that the default working language is English
  • Solid knowledge of Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication and team skills
  • Commitment and sense of responsibility

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales, attraktives Arbeitsumfeld
  • Campus mit modernster State-of-the-art-Infrastruktur
  • Vergütung nach TV-L mit den üblichen Sozialleistungen
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Sehr gute Fort- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten

Beginn: 01.06.2019

Befristung: The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

Bewerbungsschluss: 27.04.2019 

Weitere Informationen: 

Ms Dr. Annarita Patrizi 
Telefon +49 (0)6221/42-1551

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The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.                           

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (www.dkfz.de/jobs).

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.