Silke Streiber is the secretary to Prof. Jean – Jacques HUBLIN and administrator for the Dept. of Human Evolution at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany).
Initially, Silke worked in industry. While still studying
in Leipzig in 1997, she worked as an interpreter and translator
for the French Oil Company: “ELF AQUITAINE” during
the opening of a newly built refinery at Leuna.
After graduating from Leipzig University with a diploma in
Interpreting (French and English), she started her professional
career in the steel company “USINOR” (now: “ARCELOR”)
in Eisenhüttenstadt and Paris, where she worked as
interpreter and translator for both French and English.
In late 2001 Silke moved over back to Leipzig where her
daughter Emily was born on January, 1st, 2002. Since December,
1st, 2002 she has been working at the Max-Planck-Institute
for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. From Dec, 1st,
2002 to Dec, 31st, 2003 she worked as secretary to Prof.
Christophe BOESCH / Department of Primatology and she started
her current position as secretary to Prof. Jean – Jacques
HUBLIN and the new Department of Human Evolution on January,
Silke speaks both French and English fluently, and she also is an officially approved simultaneous and court-appointed interpreter for both of these languages. At the Department of Human Evolution, Silke is both secretary to Prof. HUBLIN as well as administrator for the Department itself and the independent research group on Plant Foods and Hominin Dietary Ecology in the Department of Human Evolution (that has been founded at the beginning of January 2011) and its research group leader, Amanda Henry.
Furthermore, Silke is responsible for any press/media inquiry and contact to the department and organizes conferences, meetings and workshops, as well as the guest visits to the Department. Furthermore, she gives assistance in administration work, translates correspondence and documents and gives support to visiting scientists and guests to help them become familiar with life in Leipzig and Germany. She also provides personal administrative support for the doctoral/Ph.D. students in the department, provides information and gives assistance regarding child care, child and parental benefits in Germany, and takes care of administering student interns/practical training in the department.
Silke wants everybody to feel welcome here and contributes with her work so that scientists in our Department may be able to concentrate on their scientific work.