coordinator (m/f) for a project that aims at defeating rice blight

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
KÖLN, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
up to pay grade 15 TV-L
September 13 2017
reference no. 132 T 17-3.1
Organization Type

Wolf B. Frommer’s team at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding in cologne is looking for a

coordinator (m/f) for a project that aims at defeating rice blight supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The coordinator (m/w) (in collaboration with the PI) will be responsible for coordination with an international team of academic and industry partners, survey the IP landscape, help in obtaining FTO and develop outreach strategies. The candidate (m/f) must have outstanding social skills, be a leader and team player, have a PhD or doctoral degree in natural sciences and must be able to present the scientific topics to both scientific and lay audiences. Excellent English and writing skills are a must.

The candidate (m/f) must be highly motivated and have extensive experience in plant cell tissue culture and molecular biology, experimental planning, and data interpretation. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a team member are essential.

The pay scale grouping will be, depending on the personal qualification of the applicant (m/f), up to pay grade 15 TV-L.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf aims at increasing the percentage of employed women. Applications from women will therefore be given preference in case of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

For further inquiries you may contact Dr. Joon Seob Eom:

Please submit your application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts of records of university entrance qualification and university degrees as one PDF file; furthermore, two reference letters should be sent directly to, citing reference no. 132 T 17-3.1, until 11.10.2017, preferably by email

or in writing to:

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Institut für Molekulare Physiologie

z. H. Prof. Dr. W. B. Frommer

Universitätsstraße 1

40225 Düsseldorf