Department Director (m/f/div)

26 Jan 2022
25 Apr 2023
Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology

is searching for a

Department Director (m/f/div)

The Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Physiology invites applications for the position of Director. Applicants should be highly qualified internationally recognized experts in their field of research which could be in the general area of chemical and physical biology, mechanistic biology, or developmental biology with a strong molecular component, but other areas of modern research in the life sciences are not excluded. There should be a willingness and ability to interact with or complement other interests in the institute, including mechanistic cell biology, systemic cell biology, and structural biochemistry of large complex systems. Candidates should have demonstrated an outstanding ability and innovative potential, and these aspects are more important than their current level of seniority. Their work should be characterized by a high level of scholarship and scientific stringency. They are expected to show continued creativity as well as academic leadership and should be dedicated to mentoring younger scientists. The institute and the Max Planck Society offer outstanding working conditions including generous long term core funding and excellent scientific infrastructure that is continually modernized.

Applications should be as a single PDF and include:

  • a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our Institute
  • your curriculum vitae and publication list
  • a statement of scientific achievements
  • a summary of your future research concept including longer term development of the department
  • five of your most important papers

The application should be sent to Prof. Roger Goody at The deadline is April 30, 2022.

The Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft – MPG) is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The MPG seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, the MPG endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Therefore, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Inquiries can be sent to the above-mentioned e-mail address. For further information about the Institute see


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