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The Max Planck Institutes for Biology of Ageing and Metabolism Research are renowned research institutes dedicated to the study of ageing and metabolism. We investigate fundamental questions as: Why do organisms age? How can we influence our lifespan? How does the body control the balance between food intake and energy expenditure? The institutes have close ties with nearby research institutions (CECAD, DZNE, University of Cologne, University Hospital Cologne etc.). The neighbored institutes are located in Cologne, one of the most vivid cities in Germany.

We are currently looking for a substitute during maternity and parental leave for our part-time (28 hrs/week)

Joint Public Relations Executive (f/m)
(Job Code 21/2017)

to join us in December 2017 until 31.3.2019.

Your tasks:
  • Write press releases in German and English
  • Be the primary point of contact for enquiries from the media and all other sources
  • Plan and execute PR events
  • Coordinate the PR work with collaborating institutions and the Max Planck Society
  • Handle social media channels
Your qualifications:
  • Background in biological or natural sciences
  • Experience in reading scientific papers
  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Excellent command of spoken and written German and English
  • Independent, organized and structured way of working
  • An outgoing and communicative personality
Additional skills (beneficial but not required):
Experience with
  • Public relations
  • Crisis communication
  • Event management
Our offer:
  • An international and stimulating working environment
  • Employment contract based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD-Bund)
  • Possibility of regular courses and trainings
  • Family-friendly culture, flexible working hours
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and especially encourages them to apply. We are committed to employ more disabled individuals and especially encourage them to apply.

Are you interested?
Then please upload your complete application in electronic form as one single pdf document, written in English, including
Logoa personal letter explaining why you are interested in the position,
Logoyour curriculum vitae,
Logotwo letters of recommendation from at least two references and their contact info
via our online application platform/website https://www.age.mpg.de/career-education/open-positions/.

The deadline for application is 30th October 2017

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Maren Berghoff (mberghoff@age.mpg.de, +49 221 379 70 207). For further information about the institute see www.age.mpg.de.

Bewerbungsschluss: 30.10.2017
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