Public Relations Officer

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

Solid State Research & Material Sciences Structural and Cell Biology

(Job code 54.17)

Type of Job

Press and Public

Public Relations Officer (part-time)

Job offer from July 13, 2017

As of September 1, 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is looking for a Public Relations Officer (part-time, 50 per cent) for the Managing Office.

Your duties

  • written and oral explanation of scientific results and their presentation to the media and the general public
  • editorial processing of articles for domestic and international newspapers, popular magazines, lay press, and websites
  • conceptualizing, planning, drafting, and updating institute brochures and other publicity materials
  • maintenance of the public relations (PR) content on the MPI-IS website
  • organization of outreach events, colloquia, lectures, and other PR activities of the institute
  • support of delegations and visitors

Your profile

  • successfully completed studies in a field related to intelligent systems (e.g., mathematics, computer science, engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, or biology), preferably with a doctoral degree
  • excellent knowledge of German and English with strong written and oral communication skills 
  • professional experience, preferably in a scientific institution
  • training and experience in scientific communication, preferably with a journalist qualification
  • ideally, being familiar with a network of journalists and newspaper editorial offices both domestically and internationally
  • organizational skills and practical experience with envisioning, realizing, and supporting scientific events
  • high quality standards and attention to detail
  • familiarity with a web-based content management system
  • proactive, self-sufficient, reliable, and friendly behavior

Our offer

We are looking for someone with high flexibility, social skills, and teamwork. Salary is aligned to the TVöD-Bund.

The Max Planck Society aims at employing more severely disabled persons. Applications by severely disabled persons are explicitly desired.


The closing date for applications is July 30, 2017. Please send your application, including an English cover letter as well as samples of your PR-related writing in both German and English, indicating the code number 54.17 to or via post to

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Gemeinsame Verwaltung
Heisenbergstraße 1
70569 Stuttgart   

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