Max Planck Research Group Leader

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Germany (DE)
July 12 2018
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The Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, Germany, invites applications for a

Max Planck Research Group Leader

We are looking for scientists with an original research program addressing fundamental
questions in neuroscience and ready to start their own research group. Our institute currently
focuses on the function, structure and development of neural circuits (, but
we are open to recruiting in any area of neurobiology.

We especially hope to interest female scientists in this position, as part of ongoing efforts
within the Max Planck Society and Technical University of Munich (TUM) to increase the
number of women in academic science. The successful candidate will be offered leadership of
a Max Planck Research Group (MPRG), which is completely independent and comes with
generous funding for start-up investments, personnel, and annual running costs. The
appointment is initially for 5 years but includes the possibility of a merit-based extension for up
to 4 years and is equivalent to a W2 Professorship.

MPRGs have full access to the institute’s infrastructure ( and to
several international PhD programs (,, and

Max Planck Research Group Leaders are eligible to apply for an appointment as Tenure
Track Assistant Professor at Technical University of Munich within the joint MPS/TUM
career program. This appointment includes the right to award doctoral degrees and further
provides all career options according to the TUM Faculty Tenure Track system

The institute’s members come from (currently) 40 nations and the working language is English.
We are committed to equal opportunity principles and try to accommodate the needs of
families and of disabled employees (

Applications should include a CV with a list of publications, a concise research statement and
the contact details of three scientists that are willing to provide letters in support of your
application and should be addressed to Jayne Lambert (, assistant to
the Managing Director. The deadline for receipt of applications is August 29, 2018. Letters of
support will be solicited shortly thereafter. Short-listed candidates will be invited to present a
talk at a selection symposium to be held on October 18, 2018 in Martinsried.

The directors: Herwig Baier, Tobias Bonhoeffer, Alexander Borst, Winfried Denk, Ruediger Klein

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