Position: PhD Program Project Manager

Department: DKFZ International PhD Program

Code number: 2024-0147

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

Are you interested in supporting the next generation of cancer researchers within an international and dynamic team?

The DKFZ International PhD Program offers exceptional interdisciplinary training for doctoral candidates at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and we're seeking a Project Manager to join our team.

In this role, you'll interact with internal and external PhD students and candidates, collaborate with scientists, coordinate with internal administrative departments, and engage with national and international partners. Each day presents new perspectives and interesting challenges.

 

Sie möchten in einem internationalen und dynamischen Team die nächste Generation von Forscher:innen unterstützen, die sich für ein Leben ohne Krebs einsetzen?

Das DKFZ International PhD Program bietet Promovierenden des Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrums (DKFZ) eine exzellente, interdisziplinäre Ausbildung. Wir suchen eine:n Projektmanager:in zur Verstärkung unseres Teams.

Sie werden Kontakt mit internen und externen Promovierenden, Kandidat:innen, Wissenschaftler:innen, internen Verwaltungsabteilungen sowie nationalen und internationalen Kooperationspartnern haben. Jeder Tag bringt neue Perspektiven und interessante Herausforderungen.

 

Job description:

  • Implementation and further development of measures to increase the international visibility of the PhD Program, including the website
  • Coordination of PhD selections, including communication with candidates, DKFZ scientists and doctoral researchers, administration of the application system, organisation of the candidate reviewing process and interviews and supporting the employment processes
  • Representation of the PhD Program at international career fairs and conferences
  • Onboarding of new PhD students
  • Application for funding at the national and European level
  • Further development of PhD training activities
  • Compiling reports and statistics for PhD Program activities
  • Deputising for the PhD Program Manager
     
  • Umsetzung und Weiterentwicklung von Maßnahmen zur Erhöhung der internationalen Sichtbarkeit des PhD-Programms, einschließlich der Webseite
  • Koordination der PhD-Auswahverfahren, einschließlich der Kommunikation mit Kandidat:innen, DKFZ-Wissenschaftler:innen und Promovierenden, Administration des Bewerbungssystems, Organisation der Interviews und Unterstützung der Einstellungsprozesse
  • Repräsentation des PhD-Programms auf internationalen Karrieremessen und Konferenzen
  • Onboarding von neuen Promovierenden
  • Beantragung von Fördermitteln auf nationaler und europäischer Ebene
  • Weiterentwicklung der Ausbildungsaktivitäten des PhD-Programms
  • Erstellung von Berichten und Statistiken zu den Aktivitäten des PhD-Programms
  • Vertretung der PhD-Programm-Managerin

 

Requirements:

  • Doctorate in science, medicine or an equivalent degree
  • Fluency in English and excellent German written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven organizational capabilities and ability and enthusiasm to work independently
  • Team spirit, a service-oriented approach and a sense of responsibility
  • Experience in graduate education or science management and working in an international environment is advantageous
  • Availability to travel internationally and flexibility to adjust working hours during peak times and for PhD events is desirable
     
  • Promotion in Naturwissenschaften, Medizin oder ein gleichwertiger Abschluss
  • Hervorragende Englisch- und Deutschkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Ausgezeichnete organisatorische Fähigkeiten und ein hohes Maß an selbständiger Arbeitsweise
  • Teamgeist, serviceorientiertes Arbeiten und Verantwortungsbewusstsein
  • Erfahrungen in der Promovierendenausbildung oder im Wissenschaftsmanagement und in einem internationalen Umfeld sind von Vorteil
  • Bereitschaft zu internationalem Reisen und Flexibilität bei der Anpassung der Arbeitszeiten zu Spitzenzeiten und für Veranstaltungen ist wünschenswert

We offer:

  • Excellent framework conditions: state-of-the-art equipment and opportunities for international networking at the highest level
  • Compensation according to TV-L incl. occupational pension plan and capital-forming payments
  • 30 days of vacation per year
  • Possibility of part-time work
  • Family-friendly working environment, e.g. parent-child room and advisory services
  • Sustainable travel to work: subsidized Germany job ticket
  • Unleash your full potential: targeted offers for your personal development to further develop your talents
  • Our Corporate Health Management Program offers a holistic approach to your well-being

Important notice:

The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles may work at the DKFZ.

Earliest Possible Start Date: 01.07.2024

Duration: The position is limited to 2 years.

Application Deadline: 30.05.2024

Contact:

Dr. Lindsay Murrells
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-3290

Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged 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 (https://www.dkfz.de/en/stellenangebote/index.php).

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.