Editorial Assistant/ Assistant of the Director

July 31, 2016

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is seeking to appoint an

Editorial assistant / assistant of the director up to 60%, 2 years

The post is tenable from October 1, 2016. The newly appointed colleague will join the team of Department III "Artefacts and Action in Systems of Knowledge", Director: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer. Candidates with experience in academic management and in editorial tasks, fluent in English and Chinese are invited to apply.

Your profile

We are looking for an energetic colleague to organize academic events and support our guests, fellows and international attendants; proficient in editorial tasks and the management of international directorial office; excellent written and spoken English and Chinese; further language abilities are most welcome. We are seeking a colleague with a genuine interest in academic work and basic historical knowledge; comprehensive digital literacy (DTP and office), internet skills and the ability to work in a team and to contribute to collegiality; experience of working abroad are welcome.

We offer

A highly diversified and fascinating task in a family friendly and international atmosphere. Salary according to TVOD, depending on qualifications up to grade 12, bandwidth see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/bund/; part-time (up to 60%).

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Applications (covering letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, photo) should be sent as one single PDF document exclusively through our online application portal


by July 31, 2016  (23:59 CET).

Please note: we can only accept applications submitted electronically through the application portal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted for the position will be informed by August 8, 2016 and should be available for an interview on August 15 or 16, 2016. If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks after the closing date for applications, please assume that unfortunately on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


For inquiries, please contact the office of Department III: schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.