Head of Administration/Verwaltungsleiter (m/f) Max Planck Institute for Bio

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Head of Administration/Verwaltungsleiter (m/f) Max Planck Institute for Bio

Head of Administration/Verwaltungsleiter (m/f)
Max Planck Institute for Biology & Ageing

Managing Director Dr. Adam Antebi
The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing invites applications for a
Head of Administration/Verwaltungsleiter (m/f)

Code: 07/2011

You will be responsible for setting up an efficient administration. As an experienced leader you will oversee and guide the employees in the administration that cover the fundamental services in personnel, accounting, procurement and technical services. You play the lead role in ensuring that key processes like Controlling, budget planning, personnel and accounting (SAP R/3) and procurement are established and efficient. You will report and advise to the managing director. Furthermore, you will maintain primary relationship with headquarters in Munich and communicate with them as necessary.
You will need to demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills in German and English and be familiar with the use of the financial system (SAP) as well as public budget and tarrif law. You will have the multi-tasking ability and flexibility to work in this dynamic and ever-evolving environment, and will work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an exciting academic research environment where you will join our international team.
The post is full-time and initially for 3 years and is based in Cologne, Germany. The position is available immediately but the starting date is negotiable.
The new Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was founded in 2008. It is part of a wider, and unique, network of several research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area focused on research on ageing and ageing-related disease, constituting an expert and collaborative environment for research. Currently hosted in a new research institute building of the University of Cologne, the MPI will move into its own new, purpose-designed building in 2012. With the growth of the institute the number of tasks is increasing and requires an experienced project manager.
To apply for this position, please send your application including: (1) a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our Institute, (2) your Curriculum Vitae, (3) contact details for at least two relevant references 4) certificates all in a single pdf-file online via our application portal under http://bewerberportal.age.mpg.de
Payment follows the German TVöD; in addition you will get a number of social benefits (if applicable the institute can also offer contracts similar to German civil servant law). The Max Planck Institute is an equal opportunity employer and aims at employing more disabled persons, applications of disabled persons are therefore highly requested
Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%72%65%63%72%75%69%74%6d%65%6e%74%40%61%67%65%2e%6d%70%67%2e%64%65%22%3e%72%65%63%72%75%69%74%6d%65%6e%74%40%61%67%65%2e%6d%70%67%2e%64%65%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). For further information see (http://www.age.mpg.de). Deadline for applications is March 21st, 2011.