Secretary (m/f/x) (part-time)

Faculty of Biology - Chair of Organismal and Developmental Biology
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
15 Jun 2021
Remuneration group
Contract duration
It is a part-time position, that is permanent but will initially be subject to a six month trial period.
Part time
part-time, 20 hrs/week

LMU is one of the largest and most respected academic institutions in Europe. The newly appointed Chair of Organismal and Developmental Biology is looking for a secretary to assist with the organization of teaching and research activities.

Prof David Keays is an Australian Neuroscientist who has recently been appointed to the Chair of Organismal and Developmental Neurobiology. His laboratory is focused on questions in sensory neurobiology as well as the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Tasks and responsibilities

You primary role will be to support the chair in all organizational and administrative matters in a vibrant international environment. You will act as the point of contact for students, academic staff, as well as guests and collaborators. In addition to classic secretarial tasks such as office organization, correspondence and the organization of meetings, your activities also include looking after guests, recruiting new staff, supporting the management of projects including monitoring funds and grant reports. There is also scope to assist with management of the labs website, as well as social media platforms.


We are looking for an individual with strong organizational skills, who likes working in a team and enjoys dealing with students. He/she should be able to master changing requirements quickly and confidently, work independently, value precision and be both patient and flexible.

Training and/or work experience in an administrative environment is advantageous. Good English and German language skills are critical, as the Keays lab is highly international. The successful applicant is expected to be proficient in standard Office applications (Word, Excel, Power-Point) and web tools. Ideally, he/she will have professional experience in higher education, however, this is not essential.


We offer you an interesting and responsible job with good training and development opportunities. Your workplace is centrally located in Munich and can be easily reached by public transport. The salary is based on TV-L scale.

It is a part-time position (20 hours per a week), that is permanent but will initially be subject to a 6 month trial period.

This is a part-time job

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


Please send your application to Prof. David Keays by 15.06.2021 in English. If you have any questions you can contact him directly.


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