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Coordinator (f/m) - "Cyber Valley"

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Artificial Intelligence is a future key technology in industry, mobility, medicine, and our society as a whole. In a new initiative – the “Cyber Valley” – the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems located in Stuttgart and Tübingen, the University of Stuttgart, the University of Tübingen, as well as companies from the IT and industrial sector will join forces in order to strengthen research in the fields of Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and other fields related to Artificial Intelligence. A key goal of Cyber Valley will be to promote startups and entrepreneurial activities, and to enhance technology transfer between academia and industry. For this new initiative, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is seeking a

Coordinator (f/m) - "Cyber Valley"

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop and establish the new Cyber Valley research cooperation
  • Advising, supporting, and assisting the Executive Board of Cyber Valley
  • Coordination of industrial and academic partner network
  • Development of a supporting structure for young tech startups in agreement with the Executive Board
  • Supervising the Cyber Valley management unit
  • Organizing scientific events
  • Preparation of scientific reports
  • External and public relations
  • Advising and supporting Cyber Valley research groups to be established
  • Point of contact to connect researchers from partner institutions


  • Completed scientific higher education
  • PhD related to the Cyber Valley research topics is desirable
  • Experience in public or private research management
  • Possible experience in industry and/or the establishment of tech startups, incubators or accelerators,
  • technology transfer, or IP management
  • Willingness and capability to learn about the partners’ research and promoting tech startups
  • Excellent command of both English and German (at least C1 level)
  • Knowledge of standard software packages

Candidates should have excellent organizational and problem solving skills. He/she should be confident to take on a responsible and proactive role in international teams. Conflict resolution and communication skills are essential. Ideally, candidates are familiar with the local, national, and international research landscape (public / industrial) as well as with research funding and are highly motivated to work in research management.

Our offer
Salaries will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines. An initial contract will be offered for 2 years but subsequent extension is possible according to the project runtime. This is a full-time position. 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 November 2, 2016. Inquiries should be sent to matthias.troendlespam

Applications should be sent in English quoting reference number 84.16 as a single pdf-file to
or as a hardcopy application to:
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Joint Administration
Heisenbergstr. 1
70569 Stuttgart, Germany

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