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Research Group Leader (f/m/d)
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) is an independent,
non-profit research organization, whose goal is to promote top quality research at its
institutes. The 86 research institutes of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft conduct basic research
in Biology and Medicine; Chemistry, Physics and Technology; and the Humanities, Social
Sciences, Cognitive (Neuro-) Sciences, and Law. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is particularly
interested in addressing innovative and interdisciplinary research areas.
The successful candidates will be offered a Max Planck Research Group for a period of five
years at a Max Planck Institute of their own choice. This includes a W2 position (equivalent
to an assistant or untenured associate professor level) and additional resources for research
positions, as well as a budget to realize the project. The total funding for a Max Planck Research
Group is competitive with top start-up packages in international career development
programs. The MPG aims to support emerging scholars early in their career path.
The MPG and the Technische Universität München (TUM) continue their joint MPG/TUM career
program. It provides an add-on opportunity for newly hired Max Planck Research Group
Leaders: Once accepted for a Max Planck Research Group Leader position, they can also
apply for a position as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the TUM. Acceptance into this
joint program includes the right to award doctoral degrees, and further provides career options
to Associate and Full Professor status according to the TUM Faculty Tenure Track system (see
www.tum.de/tenure-track-mpg). This offer is independent of
the chosen Max Planck Institute.
Tenure track options may also be possible with other universities on an individual basis. In addition,
the MPG also considers outstanding Max Planck Research Group Leaders when hiring
The MPG strives for gender and diversity equality. Therefore, applicants of all genders are
Your application should include a CV, a list of publications, copies of three publications, a onepage
summary of scientific achievements, two letters of recommendation, and a research
plan. For detailed information about the advertised positions and the application, please see