Scientist as Director (m/f)

The Max Planck Institutes for
Astrophysics (Garching), Biogeochemistry (Jena), Chemical Energy Conversion (Mülheim an der Ruhr), Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen), Gravitational Physics – Albert Einstein Institute (Potsdam, Hannover), Informatics (Saarbrücken), Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart, Tübingen), Kohlenforschung (Mülheim an der Ruhr), Mathematics (Bonn), Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Microstructure Physics (Halle), Physics – Werner Heisenberg Institute (München), the Science of Light (Erlangen), Software Systems (Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken), Solar System Research (Göttingen) and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Berlin)
are seeking nominations for the position of


in the following and related research fields
Algebraic Geometry, Applied Geometry, Autonomous Systems, Biogeochemistry, Bio-hybrid Systems, Complex Systems Theory, Computer Science, Experimental and Theoretical Grav­itation and Cosmology, Fluid Dynamics, Haptics, Number Theory, Optical Sciences at large including Biomedical Applications, Physical Chemistry, Planetary Science and Exoplanets, Soft and Medical Robotics, Soft Matter Theory, Spintronic and Cognitive Devices, Stochastics, Theoretical Astrophysics, Theory of Autonomous Systems, Theoretical Chemistry, Theoretical and Experimental Particle Physics
Directors pursue a bold research agenda and lead the institute jointly with their colleagues.
Nominees should have achieved distinction in their fields. Proven scientific or scholarly excel­lence and an innovative research program, rather than age or academic rank, are chief criteria for a directorship. We are looking for the strongest and most creative scientists worldwide, and offer an international, excellent research environment, outstanding infrastructure and long-term scientific funding.
Written nominations will be treated with strictest confidence. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft strives for gender equity and welcomes nominations from all countries. We actively encourage nominations of women and persons with disabilities.
Nominations should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief description of the research program and should be sent as one PDF document to
Nominations should be submitted by December 15, 2015,
but later nominations may also be considered.
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