The equal opportunities office is run on a voluntary basis by me, Dr. med. Maria Schubert, mother of 3 children (0, 4 and 7 years). I am being strongly supported by the CRU project manager Dr. rer. nat. Cristin Beumer, mother of 1 child (1 year) and her LabAid Nadja Rotte, M.Sc. . I was elected to this position by the members of the CRU326 in April 2018. Unti then, Dr. rer. nat. Theresa Groß-Thebing was holding this position.
As gender equality representative I am a member with veto rights of the Management Board. The equal opportunities office has its own budget, which is managed independently.
Due to my maternity leave, Dr. rer. nat. Cristin Beumer will be the 'Provisional Head of the Equal Opportunities Office' as she was working for the office right from the start of the CRU326. As a scientist, project manager and mother, she ideally fits this position.