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The Department of Colloids Chemistry (Managing Director Prof. Dr. M. Antonietti) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of a

Scientific Group Leader (f/m)

We seek a talented, dynamic, independent, and motivated scientist early in his/her career to establish a Scientific Group in the fields of "Polymer and Organic Synthesis, Organic Materials, New Energy Storage" with the target to prepare for an independent academic career at our Max Planck Institute in Potsdam. The group is located in Potsdam-Golm, but in strong academic cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, which also secures the standards of a potential habilitation. The ideal candidate should have a good scientific record and enjoy interdisciplinary cooperation. The institute is located in the greater Berlin/Brandenburg area, which provides a rich scientific environment.

The initial appointment of the group leader is for 3 years with the possibility of an extension for another two years after evaluation.

The position starts at the beginning of 2018, the precise starting date is negotiable.

Applications should include the following:
  • a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our Institute,
  • your Curriculum Vitae including your publication list,
  • a one page summary of scientific achievements,
  • a two page statement of your research plans.
Salary is paid in accordance with the rules for federal employees in Germany (TVöD) up to E14.

The Max Planck Society seeks to employ more women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Hence, we are particularly encouraging qualified women to apply.

The Max Planck Society aims to hire more disabled people and applications of handicapped candidates are welcome.
Please provide your complete application with code number 01/2018
via our online application system.

For further information about the institute, see:

Published on on date 15 January 2018
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