Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2) position

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Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2) position

Zech, Jana
Dear colleagues 

the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, invites applications for a 

Max Planck Research Group Leader (W2) - Extreme events in biological, societal and Earth systems

We seek a talented, dynamic, independent and motivated scientist early in his / her career to establish a Max Planck Research Group on this cross-cutting topic at one of our Max-Planck Institutes in Jena. The successful candidate will develop an independent research program using his / her own budget, which will fund research positions, consumables, and equipment. Projects that cross-cut disciplinary boundaries and bring together the methods and infrastructure of more than one of the host institutes are particularly encouraged. The successful candidate should have an outstanding scientific track record with clear evidence of leadership, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary science covering the proposed topic.

The initial appointment of the group leader is for 5 years with the possibility of extension after international review and conditional on legal and financial options. The salary is based on remuneration group W2 Federal Civil Service Remuneration Act. The start date and work place are negotiable and should follow the scientific interest.

Deadline for applications including references is March 15, 2018.

The official advertisement with more information about the requirements and application procedure can be found at the MPI SHH web page:


Jana Zech

Dr. Jana Zech
Lab manager Archaeology

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Kahlaische Straße 10
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641 686-745
Am Pharmapark Jena
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641 646-993 


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