The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. It conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics.
For the BMBF-funded interdisciplinary research network LiSyM-Cancer HITS gGmbH is seeking a part-time or full-time
Project Manager (f/m/d)
LiSyM-Cancer is a systems medicine research network for the early detection and prevention of liver cancer.
The BMBF-funded interdisciplinary research network LiSyM-Cancer began its work on July 1, 2021. The research network is organized in three complementary projects, SMART-NAFLD, C-TIP-HCC and DEEP-HCC, and partners from medicine, informatics, mathematical modeling, and molecular biology closely collaborate to investigate clinically relevant issues. The goal is to characterize with multiscale modeling approaches the critical "tipping points" at the transition from fatty liver disease or cirrhosis to liver tumor. Secondly, these developments aim at improving the diagnostic possibilities of early liver cancer stages. In addition, non-invasive methods for diagnosis as well as individualized therapy options are developed. In addition to the research collaborations, the BMBF is funding a dedicated program management to support the network as well as a central data management.
Close collaboration with the program director, the coordinators of the three research networks and the data management team at HITS.
Establishment of a consortium agreement together with the project leaders
Conducting regular leadership team meetings
Preparing and organization of bi-annual progress reports
Organizing and maintaining an active LiSyM-Cancer website and on-line science blog
Involved in organization of
Conducting an annual network meeting (virtual or in person)
Conducting an annual young scientists’ retreat in a secluded place
Supporting the organization of the international conference SBMC (Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells) every two years
Development of communication strategy
Help to extending and implementing an innovation strategy
Organizing a strong relationship with the international SAB (Scientific Advisory Board)
Communication with Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)
Preferably completed graduate studies in life sciences
Experience in project management and regulatory demands
Experience in scientific work in research institutions and in projects and science management
Enjoy working in a multidisciplinary working environment
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent time management, planning, and problem-solving skills
Excellent German and English language skills, both written and spoken
The environment of this job:
Working in a team at HITS composed of SDBV scientists with a background in biology and biochemistry, as well as software developers and computer scientists
Flexible working hours for an equalized work-life-balance
The SDBV group is attractively located in the “Mathematikon” next to the Heidelberg University and University Hospital
The HITS benefits:
Employer subsidy for cafeteria meals
Subsidies for continuing education and training
various retirement and health care benefits, e.g. company pension scheme, supplementary occupational health insurance