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Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
The Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institutes for

Eisenforschung (Düsseldorf), Gravitationsphysik - Albert Einstein Institut (Potsdam, Hannover), Informatik (Saarbrücken), Intelligente Systeme (Stuttgart, Tübingen), Marine Mikrobiologie (Bremen), Mathematik (Bonn), Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften (Leipzig), Mikrostrukturphysik (Halle), Softwaresysteme (Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken), Sonnensystemforschung (Göttingen)

are seeking nominations for the position of


including the following research fields

bio-hybrid intelligent systems, collective and multi-agent systems, computer science, corrosion, cosmology, electrochemistry, experimental and theoretical gravitation, machine learning, marine microbiology, materials science and engineering, mathematics, planetary science and exoplanets, soft robotics

Directors pursue a bold research agenda and lead the institute jointly with their fellow directors.

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 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, and a brief description of the research program and should be uploaded at the following page:


Nominations should be submitted by December 12, 2016
Later nominations may also be considered.

Closing date: 12.12.2016
Closing date: 12 December 2016 Published on academics.com on date 20 October 2016
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