Scientist (m/f/d) Major Policy Issues andCoordination

Hessen (DE)
German E14 TVöD Bund
October 06 2021
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A job opening is available in Unit G3 "International Coordination, Regulatory Service" of Division Division G "Major Policy Issues, Coordination" at the next possible starting date

Scientist (m/f/d)

About the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
We are a senior federal authority responsible for vaccines and biomedicines that performs scientific research in thefield of life sciences. Our institute networks with national and international players which makes it a competentpartner for the general public, science, medicine, politics, and economics.

Under the framework of the Global Health Protection Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Health, theVaccTrain project at the Paul Ehrlich Institut aims to strengthen the national regulatory system of African partnercountries, thereby enhancing their capacity to deal with health crises situations. The focus of the project is clinicaltrials oversight, marketing authorization, and pharmacovigilance. It will be conducted in collaboration with theGerman Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). Further partners include the World HealthOrganization (WHO) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).

Your Key responsibilities

  • To cooperate with our international partners
  • To assist African partner agencies to build the necessary regulatory structures and scientific expertise to evaluate vaccines and biomedicines in the area of clinical trials, marketing authorization, and/or pharmacovigilance
  • To provide technical support to African partner agencies in benchmarking activities and the preparation of institutional development plans
  • To provide technical support to African partner agencies to develop guidelines, templates and other tools necessary to strengthen their operational capacity
  • To develop and establish comprehensive and structured training programmes for staff members of African regulatory authorities under the “train the trainer” concept

Our Essential criteria for applying

  • University degree in life sciences, biology, or human medicine (PhD preferable)
  • Professional experience in the development, manufacture, and/or regulation of vaccines and biomedicines
  • Knowledge of the regulation of medicinal products in the EU and/or Africa
  • Knowledge of international standards for medicinal products (ICH and WHO guidelines) is desirable
  • Good organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Proactive, problem-solving oriented, and resilient
  • Willingness to travel to developing countries, especially to sub-Saharan Africa
  • Intercultural competences
  • Fluent in written and spoken German and English; proficiency in French is advantageous

Our Working Conditions
A multifaceted and challenging position centrally located in the Rhine-Main area (Frankfurt) with good public transport connections. Being an employer in the German public service, we offer the usual social benefits.

The contract is limited up to the 31st of December 2022. The payband is E14 TVöD Bund. The assignment to a payband is made based on the consideration of your individual professional experience. Disabled candidates will be given preference if their skills and qualifications are equivalent to those of non-disabled candidates. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut encourages gender equality and work-life-balance. For this purpose, we have various employment models to offer including flexible working hours (part-time, homeoffice, no core time), child care facilities and various opportunities for further professional training.

We look forward to receiving your online application (motivation letter, CV, reference letters) via our application portal by October 17th, 2021 indicating JobID 711.

Please contact Mrs. Kimberly Bremer (email:; phone: 06103-77-1105) for further questions.

Please note that the German Federal Ministry of Health will in some cases (if required) be authorised to inspect your application documents (Section 6 (1), No. C, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in connection with Section 2 (1) Gemeinsame Geschäftsordnung der Bundesministerien (joint rules of procedure of the federal ministries), and Article 65 of the German Constitution (Grundgesetz, Fundmental Law) to ensure a staff selection which fulfils its purpose and is in the interest of all parties involved. Your data will be erased immediately after the application procedure has been completed.

Das Paul-Ehrlich-Institut ist ein Bundesinstitut im Geschäftsbereich des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit / The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut is an Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Health

Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 51-59
63225 Langen
Deutschland / Germany

Telefon / Phone +49 6103 77-0
Fax +49 6103 77-1234