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Department Director (f/m)

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology. Marburg, 17.05.2018

The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology announces the position of

Department Director

The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany invites expressions of interest from or nominations of outstanding scientists for the position of Director. A Max Planck Director pursues a bold long-term research agenda in his or her own Department, and leads the Institute jointly with the fellow Directors. We seek a director with a high international reputation and a proven track record in research areas that complement, strengthen or expand the research agenda of the Institute (for details, please see, preferably with a focus on interactions between microorganisms, on interactions of microorganisms with their environment or with their hosts. Chief criteria for a directorship are scientific and scholarly excellence, creativity, and an innovative and unique research program, rather than seniority or publication rankings.
We offer an excellent and international research environment, outstanding infrastructure, and long-term scientific funding. The working language is English and qualified individuals of all nationalities will be considered.
The Max Planck Society is deeply committed to the principles of gender equality, diversity, and inclusiveness and welcomes expressions of interest from all backgrounds. We actively encourage individuals with disabilities to submit an expression of interest. The Max Planck Society is aiming to increase the proportion of women among its scientific leadership. We therefore strongly encourage expressions of interests from and the nominations of women.
Both expressions of interest and nominations are welcome. Expressions of interest must consist of a letter of intent, a full curriculum vitae ind. a complete publication list, a brief summary of previous research accomplishments and a brief concept statement outlining the structure and long-term, visionary research agenda of the Department. Further information can be obtained from the managing director Prof. Dr. Victor Sourjik.
Expressions of interest and nominations will be held in strictest confidence and should be sent by e-mail as a single pdf file to
Expressions of interest and nominations are due
by June 22nd 2018.

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