Administrative Director (m / w / d) Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, German Primate Center GmbH (DPZ) Germany

Administrative Director (m / w / d)

Institution: German Primate Center GmbH (DPZ) (ID 14193)


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Cast date : 01.07.2020


Publication date: 07.03.2019


The German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in Göttingen is one of the 95 research and infrastructure facilities of the Leibniz Association and a competence and reference center for research on and with primates. The DPZ conducts internationally outstanding basic research in the fields of primate biology, infection research and neuroscience. The DPZ employs around 400 people, has an annual budget of around 17 million euros and also manages more than 5 million euros in third-party funding.


We are looking for the 01.07.2020 an / an


Administrative / n Managing Director (m / w / d)


Your tasks
The / the Administrative Director / in
- forms, together with the Scientific Director, the management
- is responsible for the entire administrative, infrastructural, legal and commercial area of the institute, including responsibility for construction works and infrastructure
- conceptualizes and conducts a service
- oriented modern administration - designs administrative processes for an optimal adaptation to the requirements of the DPZ
- supports the Scientific Managing Director in the strategic and scientific development of the institute and in the representation of the institute externally
- promotes close and trusting cooperation with the donors Land Niedersachsen (Ministry of Science and Culture) and the Federal Government (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), with the other Leibniz institutions and the Leibniz office, as well as with local, national and international cooperation partners of the DPZ (Göttingen campus, universities, industrial companies and research centers)


Your competencies
- Successful university degree, preferably in the field of administrative or legal sciences, business administration or a comparable academic education
- Several years of experience in responsible management and leadership tasks, preferably in the field of science and research in an international environment
- Strategic skills, negotiation skills, social and intercultural competence, outstanding communication skills (including fluent English)


Our offer
- Demanding and versatile tasks and design options at an institute with international scientific leadership in a local research environment characterized by the close cooperation of non-university institutions with the University of Göttingen
- A remuneration that is commensurate with the position and the requirements
- Order cycle of five years each


Handicapped persons and persons treated as such are given preferential treatment if they have the same qualifications and qualifications. We ask you to refer to a severe disability already in the application. The DPZ promotes women in leadership positions and urges them to apply for this position.


Please send your application as a PDF document by e-mail to the 05.05.2019 under the password "GF2020" with the usual content to the German Primate Center GmbH - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research - Human Resources - to


More Information about the DPZ is available at or by calling the Scientific Director (+49 551 / 3851-115).


Further information about the Leibniz Association can be found at

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