At the beginning of 2022, the Max Planck Society will be establishing a new Max Planck Institute – the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior –
caesar which is the successor of the research center caesar in Bonn. The Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar is a neuroethology institute
that studies how the collective activity of the vast numbers of interconnected neurons in the brain gives rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. Our research
spans a large range of scales from the nano-scale imaging of brain circuitry to large-scale functional imaging of brain circuitry during behavior to the quantification
of natural animal behaviors.
We are looking for a
Head of Administration (m/f/div) who will be able to start on January 1st, 2022
Managing general administrative operations including human resources, purchasing, finance, facilities management, library, and guest house operation
Planning, organization, coordination, and optimization of all administrative processes
Steering of finance and accounting, budget planning and execution, contracting, procurement, and contract awarding
Advising and supporting the institute management in all administrative, organizational, and building-related matters
Supervision of the institute’s budgetary and economic management with regard to compliance with budgetary regulations and other provisions
Handling of internal and external auditing matters, as well as pre-litigation handling of legal cases in coordination with the general administration
Taking on the role of the institute’s Export Control Officer
Ensuring compliance with all legal, grant-related, and MPG-internal requirements in administrative, financial, personnel, and procurement matters
Representing the institute in non-scientific matters within the scope of your duties
Completed university studies in economics, administrative science, law, or other relevant field
Relevant leadership experience in science management or in comparable areas of administration
Sound knowledge of the legal areas relevant to a publicly funded research institute (administrative, municipal, budgetary, tariff, grant, corporate law)
Excellent command of German and English, both written and spoken
Leadership personality with high professional and social competence
Service-oriented mindset and approach
High level of commitment, organizational skills and decisiveness
Outstanding knowledge and experience with relevant software applications (SAP, MS Office)
We offer you a position in a modern, centrally and conveniently located institute in Bonn. You can expect an interesting and multifaceted job in an international environment with a
pleasant working atmosphere and a successful team. You will be paid according to your qualifications and professional experience in line with the collective agreement for the public
sector (TVöD Bund). In addition, the usual public service benefits are granted.
The Max Planck Society is committed to fostering equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applicants from all parts of society, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disabilities, or sexual orientation.
The position may be part-time, if job sharing ensures full-time performance of duties.
We are looking forward to receiving your application by e-mail (in one PDF file) at email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.