Lise Meitner Group Leader 2022 and 2023

Lise Meitner Excellence Program

The Lise Meitner Excellence Program shall help to recruit and promote exceptionally qualified female scientists.

The Max Planck Society has initiated a number of measures to attract increasing numbers of women to a career in science and provide them with equal opportunities for all stages of their career. An important initiative is the Lise Meitner Excellence Program. The positon as a Lise Meitner Group Leader will be advertised to recruit and promote exceptionally qualified female scientists. There is a multi-stage, competitive selection process, held in close consultation with interested Max Planck Institutes. The Lise Meitner Groups are furnished with their own resources for their entire duration.

A position with prospects

Every new researcher in the Lise Meitner Excellence Program receives the offer to take part in the tenure track process, which – following a positive decision by the tenure committee – will lead to a permanent W2 post with group equipment. 

Moreover, the Lise Meitner Excellence Program is aimed at the future stars within a research field – at a very early stage in their scientific careers. Successful researchers will be included in the pool of outstandingly qualified candidates with the subsequent chance of becoming a director at a Max Planck Institute.

The Max Planck Society thus wants to identify and promote these outstanding talents and offer them transparent and attractive internal career perspectives.

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