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Senior Researcher / Post-Doc for the Human Brain Project (part-time, 50%)

Ort: 85748 Garching bei München
Web: - Bewerbungsfrist: 09.04.17

We are looking at the earliest date possible for a scientist with a Ph.D. in biology, bio-chemistry, bioinformatics or similar subjects relevant to the direction of the project.

At Technische Universität München (TUM), Department of Informatics, chair of Robotics and Embedded Systems (Prof. Knoll), we participate in the EU flagship Human Brain Project (HBP). As the extended arm of the European Commission we organise open calls for scientific projects, where we manage the entire process from defining the scope of the call, over promoting it, organising the evaluations, up to the funding suggestion for the European Commission. The current runtime of the project is until February 2018, with view to extension.

You will be responsible for conducting several open calls, in particular your tasks will comprise:

  • Align with the project’s scientists regarding the scope of the calls
  • Develop call texts and guidelines for applicants
  • Publicise the calls
  • Select and contract external experts
  • Organise expert meetings
  • Ensure that all calls are conducted with the appropriate methodology and according to the rules of the European Commission


  • Ph.D. or similar experience in a subject which is relevant to the direction of the project such as biology, bio-chemistry or bioinformatics
  • Preferably, also established links to other relevant topics such as psychology and informatics
  • The willingness to establish oneself in the management of scientific projects
  • The mindset of a manager, with the ability to be assertive and to multi-task
  • Excellence in structuring complex processes and procedures
  • An open, communicative personality for being in contact with applicants from different scientific communities
  • Fluent proficiency in written and spoken English
  • A high sense of responsibility and the ability to work on one’s own responsibility
  • Superior presentation skills

What we offer

  • A remuneration up to salary group TV-L 13 Bayern
  • The opportunity to work with the leading experts in various fields, such as robotics, neuroscience, medical science, psychology and informatics
  • The possibility to acquaint yourself with the management of scientific projects and to finally become an expert in this field
  • Exciting tasks and the ability to really make a difference
  • A place in an encouraging environment within an interdisciplinary scientific and management team


Please send your CV and motivation letter together with your certificates/references in one PDF file to Sebastian Weisenburger ( Applications received by 9th April 2017 will receive full consideration.
TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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