Research Group Leaders (m/w/d)

Max-Planck-Institut für Infektionsbiologie
Berlin (DE)
The position provides a startup package, yearly personnel and running costs...
July 04 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Max Planck Research Group Leaders (m/w/d)
at the Max Planck Institute of 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. It is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities.

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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.

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As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We, therefore, encourage individuals with disabilities to apply. The Max Planck Society also strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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 September 2, 2019.


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 December 11, 2019. Invitation to the symposium will be send out in October 2019.


For further information, please contact Dr. Susann Beetz,


Max-Planck-Institute für Infektionsbiologie