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Director (m/f/div)

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology
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The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) announces the position of a

Director (m/f/div)

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research ( is seeking an outstanding scientist to head a department and establish a world-leading research program in pioneering science in plant cell biology and related areas. We seek individuals with an international reputation and a proven track record in the field who are able to inspire the research of junior scientists including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and group leaders. Excellent resources will be provided in terms of laboratory infrastructure, equipment, and running costs. The appointee will also contribute to the scientific leadership and management of the institute by working closely with the other three directors. The working language is English and qualified individuals of all nationalities will be considered.

Remuneration is internationally competitive and negotiable.

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

The Max-Planck-Society endeavors to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Both expressions of interest and nominations are welcome. Expressions of interest should include a full CV with a complete list of publications, a concise summary of research experience, and a short description of future goals as a single PDF file. These and nominations should be sent by July 15th, 2024, to Raphael Mercier (managing director, assistant:

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