Scientific Director

Jupiter, Florida
Salary is commensurate with experience.
November 23 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter Florida ( is in the process of identifying a new director with expertise in neural circuit research.

The Max Planck Florida Institute is focused on novel approaches to understanding the structure, function, and development of neural circuits in the vertebrate brain. We invite applications from highly creative investigators with an exceptional record of scientific accomplishment in a broad range of disciplines relevant to the analysis of circuits that mediate sensory, motor, cognitive, or affective processes. We are especially interested in investigators whose research program includes development of technologies that break new ground in the interrogation of neural circuits.

These positions provide generous startup resources, guaranteed annual operating budgets, and access to state of the art core facilities for light microscopy, electron microscopy, molecular biology, information technology, mechanical design, and animal care.

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is part of the prestigious Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, 20 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is located next to the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute and the MacArthur Campus of the Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida.

Qualified candidates should upload a cover Letter, CV, a description of the research program, and a list with the names of 3 professional references to

The Max Planck Society aims to increase the percentage of diverse candidates among its scientific leadership, particularly at the director level, and therefore strongly encourages applications from exceptional minority and underrepresented groups.