Scientific Writer

Scientific Writer

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Berlin, Germany


  • writing and editing scientific articles and reviews (originals) on the research area of the Unit with focus on the sciences of pathogenic microbes including CRISPR-Cas research topic;
  • reviewing and editing scientific reports and thesis manuscripts of the Unit’s scientific members;
  • organization and management of literature seminars;
  • establishment and maintenance of bibliographical databases;
  • support the director in editorial functions and management of editorial processes of manuscripts;
  • support the director in the preparation of illustrations and presentations for scientists and the public;
  • support in other writing (correspondence, official letters, flyers…).


  • PhD in Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and/or Molecular Biology;
  • proven record of successful publications in highly respected international scientific journals;
  • expertise and experience in writing articles and reviews in basic science will be considered as an advantage;
  • expertise and experience in editing in basic science will be considered as an advantage;
  • an international doctoral and post-doctoral experience abroad is considered as an advantage;
  • an excellent knowledge in the field of microbiology is a pre-requisite;
  • profound interest in reading and analysing the scientific literature on the research topics of the Unit as well as on general scientific topics;
  • an indispensable requirement for the candidate is to speak and write in excellent English;
  • excellent competence in software applications (office, reference and bibliography manager);
  • strong organizational and communication skills (interactions with junior and senior scientists);
  • friendly disposition, confident and responsible work ethics;
  • working independently and as part of an international team;
  • openness and interest in learning new tasks, ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines;
  • excellent organisational skills, ability for structured work and taking personal initiatives;
  • self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research.

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