Lise Meitner Research Group

(Tenure track positions at Max Planck Institutes)

Applications have closed for 2020. The next call for applications will be in autumn / fall 2021.

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. 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 Human Sciences, Social Sciences, Cognitive (Neuro)Sciences, and Law. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is particularly interested in supporting innovative and interdisciplinary research areas.

“Free science is as natural as free breathing.” – Lise Meitner

The Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.) invites outstanding applicants to apply for permanent tenure-track Lise Meitner Research Group Leader positions. The appointments will be made in partnership with relevant Max Planck Institutes according to the applicants’ research topics. With the Lise Meitner Excellence Program, the Max Planck Society expressly aims to attract and promote the careers of outstanding female scientists who are at an early stage of their scientific career and have a documented track record of independent and innovative research.

The successful candidates will be offered a Lise Meitner Research Group at a relevant Max Planck Institute for an initial period of five years. The funding package includes a W2 tenure-track position (equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor), resources for scientific staff and running costs as well as a highly competitive start-up package. Upon successful tenure evaluation, no later than five years after the start of the group, the W2 position and the financial support will be continued. Further career development is possible including guaranteed consideration for a Max Planck Director position within the Max Planck Society.

The purpose of the Lise Meitner Excellence Program is to increase the number of outstanding female scientists in the Max Planck Society. Therefore, the program primarily focuses on the recruitment of outstanding female scientists, though it is open to all applicants (for details, see Lise Meitner Excellence Program: FAQs).

Applications have closed for 2020. The next call for applications will be in autumn / fall 2021.

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