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Institution Faculty of Physics - Experimental Physics – Laser Physics
Remuneration group TV-L
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date As soon as possible ( The position is offered for two years in the first instance)
Application deadline 2024-07-15

About us:

The Broadband Infrared Diagnostics (BIRD) team - at the Laser Physics at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and part of the Attoworld under the leadership of Nobel Prize winner Prof. Ferenc Krausz - is running a large-scale inter-disciplinary research effort entitled Lasers4Life. The aim of Lasers4Life is to unite latest advances from laser physics and molecular in vitro profiling for the purpose of advancing medical diagnostics.

For more information on the project, please see Lasers4Life

We are looking for you:

Clinical Project and Cooperation Manager (m/f/x)

in Garching

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will coordinate and manage established collaborations between the BIRD team at the LMU Laser Physics and local, national and international, clinical cooperation partners.
  • Responsibility for overseeing and implementing all regulatory aspects related to the clinical studies performed within BIRD research, including ethics documentation, data protection, and legal affairs along the GxP standards.
  • Scientific writing, conceptual design and coordination of: study protocols, funding applications, project summaries and project reports.
  • Provide background research and scientific review over medically-relevant research topics.
  • The candidate will provide support and guidance to the existing as well as newly establishing collaborations with administrative tasks, where necessary.

Your qualifications:

  • Completed degree - M.Sc. or Ph.D. - either in life sciences or in medical sciences.
  • A track record and experience in clinical trials is mandatory, and experience in the field of biological, biomedical or biophysical research fields is of advantage.
  • Professional experience in project management or research management is desired, ideally within interdisciplinary collaborative research projects with professionals from diverse fields of expertise.
  • Experience in design and write up of study protocols and clinical study regulatory approvals is required.
  • Proficiency in image, text and data processing using standard computer programs, including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, LaTeX and digital literacy are mandatory.
  • We are seeking for a professional that works efficiently within a team, possesses excellent communication skills and is inherently constructive.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken communication in German and English is expected.
  • An ability to work independently and flexibly, self-managing time and priorities with excellent organizational skills is expected.
  • High level of self-initiative, responsibility, flexibility and a pragmatic work attitude are essential assets.


The place of employment is at the LMU Laser Physics department in Garching. We are easy to reach by public transportation and offer a versatile range of work-packages with good possibilities of further professional development.

This is a full-time position with the possibility to partly work from home office. The contract is in accordance with the public wage agreement “Tarifvertrag der Länder (TV-L)” and includes social benefits of the public sector “Sozialleistungen im öffentlichen Dienst”. The position is offered for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension upon mutual agreement.

Salary will commensurate with work experience and seniority (100% TV-L up to E14 if the necessary requirements are fullfilled).

Further benefits at the LMU:

  • Company pension scheme
  • Capital-forming benefits
  • Compatibility of family and career
  • Possibility to work part-time (in various models)
  • Mobile working
    • Flexible working hours
  • Childcare support (e.g. offers for vacation and emergency care)
  • Further education and training program at all career levels
  • Participation in symposia and conferences
  • Health promotion offers
  • Theater and culture: special events, discounts and vouchers
  • Mobility: discount on public transport (Job-Tickets), charging stations for electric cars and discounted membership of Share Now (car sharing)

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send your complete application (CV, certificates, list of publications, letter of motivation and two references/reference letters) by e-mail (single pdf file not exceeding 10MB) to Dr. Mihaela Zigman and Dr. Frank Fleischmann by July 15th, 2024 at the latest.

Dr. Mihaela Zigman
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München und
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
85748 Garching

Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 354

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