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Administrative Director (m/f/d)

Reference No.: GF 2024/12

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) is one of 18 Helmholtz Centers funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the states (Laender) Berlin, Thuringia and Bavaria. HZB has around 1,300 employees and a budget of around 200 million euros.

In the course of the succession, the HZB, based in Berlin, will fill the following position by June 01, 2025 at the latest.

Administrative Director (m/f/d)

HZB conducts research for solutions for a climate-neutral society at its Adlershof and Wannsee sites in Berlin and at the Helmholtz-Institutes in Erlangen-Nuremberg and Jena. Researchers develop sustainable energy materials and technologies for solar cells, batteries, green hydrogen technologies and quantum materials for energy-efficient information processing, thus providing the essential building blocks towards a sustainable and secure energy supply.
HZB operates the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II in Berlin-Adlershof, which is used by around 2,800 visiting scientists every year. The dismantling of the former research reactor in Berlin-Wannsee is another of HZB’s tasks in the coming years. The successor synchrotron radiation source, BESSY III, is currently in the design phase and is expected to open up completely new possibilities for the knowledge-based design of novel materials and thus for solving major societal challenges. In combination with special laboratory facilities embedded in HZB’s research campus and the Berlin’s Science and Technology Campus in Adlershof, users from universities, research institutions and industry will gain unique insights into materials, processes and components.
HZB as a whole is committed to being greenhouse gas-neutral by 2035 for conducting its research and operations, and therefore all aspects of sustainability and resource stewardship are fully integrated into all of its business processes.
Further information is available at www.helmholtz-berlin.de.

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The position is to be filled no later than June 1st, 2025. An earlier appointment for the purpose of handing over the day-to-day business will be considered desirable. The appointment is for an initial period of five years with the possibility of reappointment. A salary appropriate for the requirements of the position will be offered, up to a maximum of the salary group B6 of the Federal Salary Act. Furthermore, there is the option of performance-related compensation.
The members of the Helmholtz Association are actively promoting equal opportunities. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.
Applications from people with disabilities are very welcomed.
For the selection process, HZB has appointed a Selection Committee consisting of representatives of the HZB Supervisory Board, external experts, guests and representatives of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the State of Berlin.
The committee is supported by the executive search firm BELOW TIPPMANN & COMPAGNIE PERSONALBERATUNG GmbH. We look forward to receiving your informative and convincing application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and possible starting date) in electronic form by September 8, 2024 at info@bt-personalberatung.de.
For initial contact, you may contact our consultants Simone Pfister and Anne Wieland at +49 (0)30-20 63 279-14 or 23.
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