Human resources

The Human Resources Department of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy is made up of the following sections:

  • Employee management and budget
  • Consulting and support of employees and the Institute management
  • Personnel administration
  • Travel expense processing
  • Recruitment
  • Training and cooperation with the Duale Hochschule
  • Compatibility of career, science and family, work-life balance, dual career

The work focuses mainly on administrative support of the scientists, the technical department staff, the administrative-technical staff, as well as the young scientists and the foreign guest scientists. The Human Resources Department supports the Institute's management in the implementation of its administrative duties. The HR sector is continuously evolving to meet changing scientific requirements.

 

Head of human resources

Ingrid Apfel
Ingrid Apfel
Phone: +49 6221 528-283
  • Counselling and support of employees and Institute management in fundamental issues to do with human resources 
  • Staffing plan and management of personnel resources 
  • Job evaluations
  • Recruitment
  • Administration of contracts that resemble civil service contracts and service contracts outside the TVöD
  • Consulting on personnel planning for third-party funding applications
  • Compatibility of career and family, work-life balance, dual career
  • Organization and coordination of training and support of Duale Hochschule students.
  • External representation of the Institute in personnel law matters and in personnel-related networks

Human resources administration

Tina Brill
Tina Brill
Phone: +49 6221 528-178
  • Administration of TVöD employees
    • Postdocs, scientific, technical and administrative staff  
  • Recruitment operations and employment contracts 
  • Social security and VBL  
  • Parental leave, parental allowance 
  • Compensation benefits
  • Postdoc job evaluations

Human resources administration (as of 1 Apr 2021)

Christiane Hölscher
Christiane Hölscher
Phone: +49 6221 528-338
  • Administration for doctoral candidates, student assistants, internships, doctoral candidate scholarships, students, interns, trainees   
  • Scholarship approvals 
  • Data management for absences (vacations, special leave, time off work, illness), 
  • Travel expenses

Human resources administration

Michelle Ziegler
Phone: +49 6221 528-424
  • "Digital personnel file" project
  • Administration for doctoral candidates, student assistants, internships, doctoral candidate scholarships, students, interns, trainees   
  • Scholarship approvals 
  • Data management for absences (vacations, special leave, time off work, illness), Travel expenses

Human resources administration/travel expense administration 

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Jana Baier
Phone
  • +49 6221 528-345
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Lilo Schleich
Phone
  • +49 6221 528-276
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  • Guest arrangements
  • Master/Bachelor arrangements
  • Travel expense administration
  • Processing of business travel requests
  • Travel expense accounting/settlement
  • Guest travel accounting/settlement
  • Business travel reservations

International Office

Daniela Scheerer
Daniela Scheerer
Assistant to Prof. Th. Henning, PSF department

Phone: +49 6221 528-201
  • Resources and support for guests and new staff members
  • Assistance with visa and residence permit issues 
  • Processing of housing requests 
  • Assistance in finding suitable schools and childcare facilities for employees, guests, and conference attendees
  • Arrangement of German language courses for employees and their family members
  • Processing of guest invitations (arrival, accommodation), accommodation of guests in hotels and guesthouses
  • MPIA guest apartment management

 

Additional staff

Temporarily in the Human Resources Department:

Trainee

Michelle Eisel
Phone: +49 6221 528-190

Dual University student

Sophie Lehnhäuser
Phone: +49 6221 528-190
 
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