The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) is an independent, non-profit research organization, whose aim is to promote top notch research at its institutes.

Research Areas:

  • Biology and Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Technology
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Cognitive (Neuro)Sciences
  • Law

Post offered: Max Planck Research Group Leader

Duration: 05 years at a participating Max Planck Institute of choice

About the position:

  • a W2 position equivalent to assistant or associate professor level and additional resources for research positions, budget, and investments
  • cumulative amount of funding is competitive with top class start-up packages of international career development programs
  • Start of funding is in 2017, with a lead time of up to 03 months.

Selection procedure: is a two-stage process

  1. MPG assesses the applicant according to the regulations applicable for Max Planck Research Group Leader positions
  2. Interested applicant has to pass the entry evaluation in the TUM Faculty Tenure Track process at TUM.


  • Applicant must hold Postdoc in above mentioned subject area.


  • Along with the application form applicants must submit their list of publications which are freely available in an open access repository or on a journal’s website
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG)
Fellowship Level Group leader (researcher)
Country Germany
Subject areas

Social Sciences, Humanities, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Medicine

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all
Deadline 26 October 2016

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