Max Planck Research Group Leader (m/f)

Max Planck Research Group Leader (m/f)

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Berlin, Germany

Max Planck Research Group Leaders (m/f)
at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology is situated on the historic Charité Campus Mitte in the center of Berlin. The Institute is dedicated to understanding infection and disease from an ecological to molecular scale. The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, with core facilities dedicated to imaging (EM and light microscopy), mass spectrometry, protein production and flow cytometry. The institute is equipped with experimental animal facilities ranging from mosquitoes and zebrafish to rodents. All labs within the institute are designated biosafety level 2.

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology invites applications for new independent Max Planck Research Group Leaders. We welcome applications from outstanding young researchers in the fields of infection biology, epidemiology, immunology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, developmental biology, historical and social sciences. The successful candidates will be innovative scientists who will establish internationally recognized research programs, preferably with an interdisciplinary approach, to tackle significant unsolved problems in infectious diseases.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree and have significant post-doctoral experience. The position is a Max Planck Research Group Leader (MPRGL), equivalent to an Assistant/ Associate Professor (W2). The initial appointment of the group leader is for 5 years with the possibility of extension (2 × 2 years) after review. The position provides a startup package, yearly personnel and running costs, well equipped laboratory space, as well as access to core facilities. The starting date is negotiable. For more general information please see also:

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Additionally, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in science and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply.

Applications need to include

  • a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our institute
  • a Curriculum Vitae, including your complete publication list
  • a one page statement of scientific achievements
  • a list of three potential referees
  • a two page summary of your future research plans
  • up to three of your most important papers

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal.
Please upload your full application in English by December 17, 2018.

Short-listed candidates should be prepared to join a selection symposium, during which they will have the opportunity to present their achievement and research plans to a selection committee on March 19, 2019. Invitations to the symposium will be sent out in January 2019.

For further information, please contact Dr. Susann Beetz,

Max-Planck-Institute für Infektionsbiologie

Please apply via recruiter’s website.