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The Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institutes for
Astrophysik (Garching), Biochemie (Martinsried), biophysikalische Chemie (Göttingen), chemische Ökologie (Jena), Chemische Physik fester Stoffe (Dresden), die Physik des Lichts (Erlangen), Eisenforschung (Düsseldorf), Intelligente
Systeme (Stuttgart, Tübingen), Kernphysik (Heidelberg), Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung (Potsdam-Golm), Marine
Mikrobiologie (Bremen), Mathematik (Bonn), Meteorologie (Hamburg), Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie (Potsdam-
Golm), Psychiatrie (München), Softwaresysteme (Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern), terrestrische Mikrobiologie (Marburg),
and the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Berlin)
are seeking nominations for the position of
Max Planck Director
in any exciting field of science and, in particular, including the following:
artificial intelligence, bio-hybrid intelligent systems, biochemistry, biological/biophysical technologies (incl.
cryo-EM tomography), biology (cellular, computational, mechanistic, molecular, structural), chemical ecology,
chemistry/physics/theory of materials, clinical neuromodeling, cognition, collective and multi-agent systems,
computational climate physics, corrosion, computational psychiatry or psychosomatics and computational
neuroimaging, computer science, developmental robotics, electrochemistry, electronic structure theory,
machine learning, materials science and engineering, microbial interactions, marine microbiology (microbial
physiology, ecology, evolution, interactions, or other related disciplines), molecular machines, optical sciences,
physics and chemistry approaches in life science, plant biology (physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry
or molecular ecology), multiscale modelling, pure mathematics, quantum chemistry, single cell genomics, soft
robotics, theoretical/numerical astrophysics relevant to stellar, planetary, high-energy or transient phenomena,
theoretical and experimental biophysics, theoretical astrophysics or astroparticle physics.
Directors pursue a bold research agenda and lead the institute jointly with their fellow directors.
Nominees should have achieved distinction in their fields. Chief criteria for a directorship are scientific or scholarly
excellence and an innovative research program, rather than seniority or publication rankings. The committees of the Max
Planck Society will read and evaluate the three to five best publications provided for the nominee. 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 confidentiality.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and welcomes nominations from all backgrounds. We actively encourage
nominations of persons with disabilities.
Nominations should include a letter in support of nomination, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, three to five selected
publications and a brief description of the research program and should be uploaded at the following page:
Nominations should be submitted by April 30, 2018
Later nominations may also be considered.