Leader of a Max Planck Research Group on “Theory of Novel Materials”

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (DE)
March 11 2019
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The Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, is an internationally renowned institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science with a staff of 460 working in the field of fundamental research in chemistry and physics.
The institute invites applications for the position as

Leader of a Max Planck Research Group
on “Theory of Novel Materials”

The applicant is assumed to be a recognized researcher with several years of post-doctoral experience in condensed-matter theory, and working experience with state-of-the-art analytical or numerical theory of novel materials. Of particular interest are compounds with strongly correlated electrons and nanostructured materials. It is expected that the successful applicant will be ready to start a new group, with full independence as regards the research topic.

The appointment will be for 5 years. An extension is possible after a successful evaluation and within the framework of funding and of employment law. Remuneration will be paid on the basis of remuneration group W 2 of the Federal Civil Service Remuneration Act (Bundesbesoldungsgesetz) with the fringe benefits of the German Civil Service. The position includes an independent budget for personnel, running costs, and investment, office space for students and postdocs, and use of the research infrastructure of the institute.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of employees with severe disabilities in its workforce. Applications from persons with severe disabilities are explicitly welcome. The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply.

Your application should include a CV, a list of publications and invited talks, a summary of scientific achievements and a research plan. In addition please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to gs@fkf.mpg.de.

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Michael Eppard (m.eppard@fkf.mpg.de).

Please submit your complete application by April 15, 2019 as a single PDF file to the Managing Director of the institute, Prof. Hidenori Takagi, via our web application form:


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