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Project Manager - Heidelberg Center for Human Bioinformatics (HD-HuB)

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 5
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th June 2019
Closes: 11th August 2019
Job Ref: HD01557

About the team/job

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy).

The Bork Group and Zeller Team are seeking a project manager to coordinate joint activities between several research groups at EMBL, the German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg University, Saarland University and Charité towards bioinformatics service provision in an inter-institutional center called HD-HuBHD-HuB is committed to establishing a high-quality service platform in human bioinformatics, which comprises software tools, analysis workflows, cloud infrastructures and training courses on general and application-specific bioinformatics skills. HD-HuB is part of the German network for bioinformatics infrastructure (de.NBI) and the European ELIXIR network.

Your role

  • Establish personal interactions with scientists and bioinformaticians from EMBL research groups (Bork, Zeller, Huber, Korbel) and HD-HuB partners from DKFZ, HD University, Saarland University and Charité and coordinate local activities with scientific and administrative personnel from the de.NBI and ELIXIR networks;
  • Support the management of HD-HuB with planning, reporting, outreach and communication activities;
  • Proactively coordinate with various stakeholders (consortium partners, de.NBI administration, funding bodies) and execute his/her tasks in a careful, independent and forward-looking manner;
  • Together with the coordinator, develop and implement a concept concerning the sustainability of the HD-HuB network;
  • Help to maintain shared project documentation and support (also financial) grant reporting;
  • Contribute to the planning and organization of training courses, workshops and other events;
  • Coordinate the content maintenance of the HD-HuB web portal;
  • Actively take part in initiatives seeking to acquire funding for sustained bioinformatics service provision;
  • Travel to project and network meetings in Germany approx. 4 to 6 times per year.

This position is ideally suited for an applicant who:

  • likes to make a distinct contribution to planning and execution of cutting-edge bioinformatics projects by written, visual and verbal communication and coordination of activities across research groups and institutions;
  • thinks strategically while steering day-to-day activities towards the common goal of providing world-class bioinformatics service;
  • enjoys networking with researchers from various areas within computational biology;
  • is looking for a part-time position with diverse responsibilities in a team immersed in EMBL’s collaborative, interdisciplinary, and culturally diverse research environment.

You have

  • MSc in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, biology or a related field. Further research experience (e.g. PhD) is considered a plus;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as proficiency in English and German (both written and verbal);
  • effective organizational, multi-tasking and time-management skills with prior experience in organizing courses, workshops or conferences and/or in managing larger collaborative research projects (or similar);
  • experience in grant writing and reporting (including budgeting aspects);
  • strong working knowledge of MS Office. 

You might also have

  • formal qualifications and/or work experience in scientific project management (considered a strong advantage);
  • experience with content management systems and/or basic web development skills;
  • basic understanding of legal framework;
  • visual communication skills. 

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