Scientific Coordinator
University of Tubingen Department of Computer Science

Scientific Coordinator in ELISE 

Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science

Bewerbungsfrist : 10.07.2020

The Department of computer science of the university of Tübingen in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems offers a position as a

Scientific Coordinator in ELISE (m/f/d, E 13 TV-L)

The employment will begin on 01.09.2020 for a period of three years.

About us

ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems, is a European AI network of excellence. It focuses on fundamental science, technical innovation and societal impact. The job opening is part of the ELISE project that has recently been established by ELLIS and is going to be funded by the EU within the ICT-48 program.

Tasks and responsibilities

You will support, coordinate, and/or manage

  • scientific collaborations and scientific collaboration contracts
  • third party funding (proposals, planning, administration, reporting)
  • scientific visits (PhD students, interns, sabbaticals, talks, etc.)
  • press contacts and press releases
  • budget planning
  • preparation of evaluation reports
  • preparation for steering board meetings
  • maintenance of the website, application portal
  • demonstrations, external visits, presentations
  • workshops and other internal and external events
  • general administrative processes at the department
  • recruitment of excellent PhD students including preparation of advertisements and interviews
  • supporting students with organizational issues and keeping track of their achievements


  • The applicant should have completed an advanced degree (Master or equivalent, ideally a PhD) in natural sciences, engineering and/or related fields.
  • Knowledge of standard software packages is required.
  • We expect very good command of both English and German (at least C1 level) as well as the willingness and capability to learn about the research topics.
  • Professional experience in running structured, international PhD programs and/or in research administration would be an asset.
  • We expect that candidates would be prepared to do business trips in Europe as part of their job.

Our offer

You will work closely and collaboratively with scientists, other research coordinators, students, programmers, administrative staff, IT support and central scientific facilities to help achieve the scientific goals of the ELLIS initiative.

We offer highly interesting, challenging and varied tasks at the interface between science and administration in a highly topical field of research. A dedicated team awaits you in an international environment with regular opportunities for further education and training. The place of work will be Tübingen.

Your application

Your application (containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and relevant certificates) should be sent in a single PDF file by July 10th to kerstin.mcgaugheyspam with the subject title “Application: Scientific Coordinator in ELISE.”

The University of Tübingen seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The position, in principle, can be shared.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity.

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