Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with approximately 48,000 students and around 5,000 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 again in the legal form of a foundation, Goethe University possesses a high degree of independence, modernity and subject diversity. As a comprehensive university, Goethe University Frankfurt offers more than 100 courses of study on five campuses in a total of 16 departments, and at the same time has an outstanding research strength.

The Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology at the Vascular Research Center of Goethe University has an immediate vacancy:

Scientific Coordinator (f/m/d)

(50% salary group 13 TV-GU)

for the newly established DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 1531 “Damage Control by the stroma-vascular compartment”.

The SFB 1531 involves scientists from the Departments of Medicine and Biosciences at Goethe University Frankfurt, the University Hospitals of Heidelberg and Mainz, the MDC Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim. Thus, it is integrated into an outstanding research landscape, which also includes the CPI (Cardio Pulmonary Institute). SFB 1531 is concerned with the body’s own repair mechanisms of tissue injuries to the heart or brain, which can occur, for example, as a result of infarctions. The researchers are investigating how the connective tissue environment contributes to the repair of this damage.

Your main tasks:

– Scientific coordination of the SFB 1531 in coordination with the spokesperson and the board of directors
– Conception, planning and organization of the central events of the SFB 1531 including project meetings, colloquia and retreats
– Responsibility for the central budgets of the SFB 1531 as well as the corresponding utilization reports to the DFG
– Responsibility for the public relations of the SFB 1531, including setting up and maintaining the website, managing the Twitter account, and writing press releases
– Conception, planning and organization of the guest program and support of international students and guest researchers
– Central interface communication between the participating universities and research institutions, the participating scientists and the administrations of the respective institutions
– Preparation of scientific reports and support with funding applications

Your profile:

– A university degree in medicine / natural sciences or related field; preferably with a PhD
– Experience in science management, especially in the management of coordinated collaborative research projects desirable
– Very good knowledge of German and English
– Confident handling of the MS Office package
– Self-initiative and an independent and structured way of working
– Flexibility, high motivation and enthusiasm, commitment and reliability, resilience
– Self-confident, determined and strategically thinking personality with organizational skills and strong communication skills

We offer:

– International, attractive working environment
– Campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure
– A dynamic, friendly team
– An attractive collective wage agreement (TV-G-U)
– LandesTicket: free use of local public transport in Hesse

The position is initially limited to 3 years (with an option to extend).

Use the time to apply: please send your documents (curriculum vitae, cover letter, copies of certificates and, if applicable, references) preferably by email (jobs@vrc.uni-frankfurt.de) under the reference 05-2022/SFB as one complete PDF to Prof. R. Brandes, Vascular Research Centre, House 74/75, 2 nd floor, Department of Medicine, Goethe University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Tel: 069-6301 85321