The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) in Berlin-Dahlem is one of the most renowned institutes within the Max Planck Society (MPG), Germany's organization for basic research. At the FHI, scientists from all over the world are engaged in fundamental studies in the field of chemical physics at interfaces and surfaces, catalysis research and molecular physics.

The NOMAD (Novel Materials Discovery) Laboratory at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society is looking for a

Scientific Coordinator (m/f/div), E13 or E14

The position is initially limited to 31.03.2024, with an extension being sought. The position is fulltime, but suitable for part-time work.

Your Tasks

You are part of the NOMAD team at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society ( , the European Center of Excellence of the same name (, and the FAIRmat consortium that is building an international, FAIR research data infrastructure ( You will work with the world's leading scientists and actively shape cutting-edge materials science research with a focus on big data and artificial intelligence.

You will support, coordinate, and/or manage:

Necessary knowledge and skills

  • Doctorate in natural science
  • Experience in planning and execution of international research projects
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to cooperate with scientists from all over the world
  • Ability to write scientific and administrative reports
  • English language fluency required; German language skills are welcome
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong teamwork and intercultural skills combined with service orientation, initiative, and sense of responsibility
  • Goal-oriented, reliable, and organized way of working
  • Skills in organization, negotiation and mediation

What we offer

    We offer a state-of-the-art and beyond working environment within the Max Planck Society, depending on professional qualification and fulfillment of personal requirements a pay scale classification (TVöD Bund) up to  pay group E14, broad development opportunities as well as very good opportunities for further training and flexible working hours. Your place of work will be Berlin.

    Your application

    Please submit the following application documents:

    as soon as possible, but no later than 10 August 2021, via our application portal.

    For further questions, please contact Dr. Annika Scior (

    The FHI and the Max Planck Society attach great importance to a pleasant working atmosphere, the compatibility of family and career, and friendly cooperation. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
    We strive for gender equality and diversity and also explicitly encourage migrants to apply.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

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