The Max Planck-ETH Center for Learning Systems (http://learning-systems.org) addresses cross-disciplinary research questions in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, and robotics on large and small scales. Being the first joint research center of ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Society, it coordinates and supports research projects between various departments at ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart/Tuebingen. The Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems forms a highly interdisciplinary graduate program of internationally renowned faculty, providing world-leading research opportunities and the ability for students to obtain a PhD degree in our unique graduate program. The Max Planck-ETH Center aspires to play a leading role in networking excellence across European AI research, and we anticipate that this position will have potential for development / growth (https://ellis.eu).
Tasks and responsibilities
The coordinator supports the co-directors and the steering board. He or she will work on project development and activities and take care of daily business and functions, including project management, the organization of meetings, workshops, educational courses, as well as communication with the public. Specific duties include the following:
- Organization of the program and establishment of concepts and agendas for the program, in collaboration with members
- Recruitment of excellent PhD students including preparation of advertisements and interviews
- Preparation for steering board meetings
- Organization of scientific workshops and conferences
- Serving as the point of contact for the members and fellows
- Preparation of evaluation reports
- Maintenance of the website
- Supporting students with organizational issues and keeping track of their achievements
- Day-to-day communication with PhD students, advisors, applicants, reviewers, and partners
The applicant should have completed higher education (and ideally a PhD) in natural sciences, engineering and/or related fields. Knowledge of standard software packages is required. We expect very good command of both English and German (at least C1 level) as well as the willingness and capability to learn about the research topics. Professional experience in running structured, international PhD programs and/or in research administration would be an asset. We expect that candidates would be prepared to do business trips in Europe as part of their job.
Salaries will be based on TVöD guidelines according to previous experience and qualifications. The position is initially limited to two years with the possibility of extension. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The position is available at the earliest convenience and will be open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by July 8, 2019. Inquiries should be sent to Sabrina Jung at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your online application quoting reference number W19: