Below Tippmann & Compagnie
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
German state “W” salary scale plus the option of performance-related salary
May 23 2019
Organization Type

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is a research institute with approx. 1,200 employees and is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. The HZDR carries out fundamental research in the areas of matter, energy and health. The focus of this work is on the understanding of the states of matter and material research. To this end, the centre also manages the three major research infrastructures, ELBE, the Ion Beam Centre and the High Magnetic Field Laboratory for a broad user community. The scope of research activities ranges from fundamental research to processes on a pilot-plant scale. More detailed information on the areas of work may be found under

// At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. the position of


is planned to be filled by 1 April 2020. It is intended to pursue a joint appoint-ment as professor with the Technical University of Dresden.

// The new Scientific Director will represent the centre and its research in public, in particular at the interface between science and politics, knows the German and international scientific system well and has an entrepreneurial orientation. She/he will additionally manage both the structural development of the centre within the Helmholtz Association and the collaboration with strategic partners (in particular with the research alliance of DRESDEN-concept, universities, XFEL and ESRF).

// The prime task of the new Scientific Director will be the ongoing development of the research profile at a top international level in the three research areas of matter, energy and health as part of the programme-oriented promotion of the Helmholtz Association. Within this, it is intended to make even greater use of available synergy potential within and between the various areas. This also includes the further planning of a new and widely applicable research infrastructure at HZDR in succession to ELBE.

// A recognised scientific and technical profile, coupled with extensive management experience in the design of complex organisations, is essential for this outstanding position. Experience in the project management of interdisciplinary undertakings and in the establishment and operation of research infrastructures, preferably also at an international level, is essential. It is expected in particular that the candidate possesses a capability for conceptual planning, creativity and assertiveness in addition to experience in international collaboration and skills in the communication and transfer of research and science into society. The vacant position requires convincing leadership qualities, decision-making powers, a warm and outgoing nature both internally and externally and the willingness and ability to communicate with and motivate staff.

// The appointment is for a period of five years. A reappointment is possible. The position comes with remuneration at an international level in accordance with the flexible options contained in the German state “W” salary scale plus the option of performance-related salary. The members of the Helmholtz Association have set themselves the goal of the promotion of women in executive positions. Applications from women will therefore be explicitly welcomed. Applicants who are severely disabled and equivalent persons with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

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// Our consultant, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Staupe, will be happy to make initial  contact with you under +49 177 53 70 351. Please send your application with detailed documents in purely electronic form (PDF) by 11 June 2019 at the latest to:

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V.

Dr. Karl-Eugen Huthmacher – in person –

at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 53175 Bonn, Germany