A job opening is available in Unit G3 "International Coordination, Regulatory Service" of Division G "Major Policy Issues, Coordination" (starting date 01.03.2019)

Scientist (m/w/d)

About the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
We are a senior federal authority responsible for vaccines and biomedicines that performs scientific research in the field of life sciences. Our institute networks with national and international players which makes it a competent partner for the general public, science, medicine, politics, and economics.
The PEI-GHPP Blood project - assigned to PEI as part of the Global Health Protection Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Health - seeks to make a sustainable contribution towards strengthening the structures of blood supply as an essential element of national health systems in partner countries in Africa, and there-by also strengthening the capacity to overcome crisis situations.

Your Key responsibilities
  • Providing local support in African partner countries in regulatory strengthening of the entire process from the collection of blood donations to distribution and use of blood components
  • Providing local support in African partner countries in regulatory strengthening of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs)
  • Establishing comprehensive and structured training programmes for staff members of African regulatory authorities and where appropriate also employees of blood donation services from African partner countries

Our Essential criteria for applying
  • University degree (Master) in life sciences (e.g. biology) or human medicine
  • PhD desirable
  • Professional experience, ideally in regulatory work, and / or in the field of transfusion medicine
  • Knowledge of regulation of medicinal products
  • Knowledge of the regulation of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) and blood associated medical devices are desirable
  • Good skills in organization and communication, and ability to work both independently and cooperatively
  • Willingness to travel to developing countries with focus on sub-Sahara Africa
  • Intercultural competence
  • Resilience and stress tolerance
  • Linguistic proficiency in German and English (speaking and writing); additional language skills in French are advantageous

Our offer
A stable, multifaceted, and challenging position centrally located in the Rhine-Main area (Frankfurt) with good public transport connections (motorways/highways, airport, and fast commuter train). Being an employer in the German public service, we offer the usual social benefits such as annual payment supplement, employer's pension scheme, and special contributions to a particular statutory savings scheme (Vermögenswirksame Leistungen).

The successful candidate will be employed on an fixed term contract till 31.12.2020 (end of project; if the project continues, a prolongation can be discussed). Part-time working is possible in principle. The payband is E 13 TVöD (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst, Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Public Service), Part I of Annex 1 of TVEntgO Bund (Tarifvertrag über die Entgeltordnung des Bundes, Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Pay System of the Federal German Public Service). The assignment to a payband is made based on the consideration of your individual professional experience. Disabled candidates will be given preference if their skills and qualifications are equivalent to those of non-disabled candidates. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut encourages gender equality and life-work balance, especially in respect to the family. For this purpose, we have various employment models to offer including flexible working hours (different forms of part-time work, flexible working from home, teleworking, no core time), child care facilities, internal and external communication platforms, and various opportunities for further professional training. For more information, please visit our website.

Please send your application containing your job related education, experience and skills to our job application portal www.pei.de/vacancies (blue button) by 27.01.2019 indicating Job ID 341.

For questions related to the job profile please contact Dr. Heidi Meyer (e-mail: Heidi.Meyer@pei.de, phone: +49 6103/77-3106). For questions related to the job application procedure, please contact Melanie Peters (e-mail: karriere@pei.de, phone: +49 6103/77-1143) indicating Job ID 341.

We look forward to your job application.
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