Pre- and post-award grant manager (f/m/x)

Helmholtz Munich
Munich (Landkreis), Bayern (DE)
Closing date
Apr 7, 2023

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Health Sciences, Gerontology/Aging, Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Helmholtz Munich is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Germany’s largest research organization, the Helmholtz Association, launched Helmholtz AI: This dedicated, interdisciplinary platform develops and promotes applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods for all Helmholtz centers in collaboration with its external and university partners. Its central unit is implemented at Helmholtz Munich.

Helmholtz Munich is globally recognized for innovations in data science and applied machine learning (ML), e.g. through its Institute of Computational Biology (ICB), the Institute of AI for Health (AIH) and by hosting the national platform Helmholtz AI. To further strengthen ML method development, we are intensifying our integration with the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) via ELLIS Munich.

To scope fundraising opportunities and to support researchers particularly in applying for major Horizon Europe grants, research-consortia and other funding instruments we are inviting applications for a

Pre- and post-award grant manager (f/m/x) 101950

Full time
Neuherberg near Munich
Professionals, Postdocs, Management & Executives

Your responsibilities
This role is a key position across our computational health labs as Horizon Europe shapes up to offer a range of exciting possibilities to apply ML to a range of health topics. The pre- and post-award grant manager will take responsibility for identifying funding opportunities EU-wide and for initiating and driving efficient proposal preparation as well as drafting substantial parts of the proposals. We expect the successful candidate to develop this position and tailor the comprehensive services provided as an integral part of our interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.

This position is limited to one year, as maternity cover.

You will be

  • managing a broad range of workstreams centered around the identification of opportunities and the preparation of proposals for major grants, particularly in Horizon Europe
  • cultivating and stewarding interactions with various internal and external stakeholders
  • providing strategic guidance and operational structure for fundraising, particularly in Horizon Europe
  • enjoying freedom to shape your own initiatives
  • working in an agile environment
  • sharing our enthusiasm for promoting ML and nurturing our friendly, cooperative environment where everyone's contribution is valued

You have

  • a PhD in life, computer or natural science
  • native-equivalent written and verbal fluency in English
  • initiative and imagination
  • awareness and proven professional experience of various funding mechanisms
  • practical experience in science management
  • attention to detail and the ability to diligently manage a broad range of different responsibilities in your own time


  • a data science background is considered a plus
  • a network among national and European funders is considered a plus
  • excellent written and verbal fluency in German is considered a plus

What we offer you

  • continuous education & training    
  • work-life balance   
  • flexible working hours & working-time models   
  • 30 days annual leave   
  • on-site health management service       
  • home office options
  • on-site nursery & holiday care
  • elder care
  • company pension scheme
  • discounted public transport ticket

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes, it offers a scientifically inspiring environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is limited to one year.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact
Anna Sacher,, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz AI
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg

Total E-Quality Award for excellent gender equality policy for women and men: Helmholtz Munich is particularly committed to promoting professional equality between women and men. It therefore aims to increase the proportion of the underrepresented sex in the respective field.

Helmholtz Munich is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 43.000 people currently work in its 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to around 5 billion Euros.

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