Max Planck Research Groups

Application deadline: Oct 22, 2020

The Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz- Max-Planck-Institut announce that, from September 23 to October 22, 2020, the Max Planck Society will launch an international call for open-topic (free-floating) Max Planck Research Groups. Selected postdoctoral candidates will receive the possibility to run a research group at a Max Planck Institute of their choice for five years.
The Max Planck Society is an independent, non-profit research organization, whose goal is to promote top quality research at its institutes. Max Planck Research Groups have been a key part of support of junior scientists for over 50 years. They provide postdocs with a first-rate support to help them on their scientific career paths – the appointment of Group Leader positions is subject to a rigorous, centrally managed selection procedure.
In the case of the open-topic research Research Groups, there is a fixed number of positions especially designated for female scientists.
Max Planck Research Group Leaders receive a five-year W2 contract which can be extended by two years twice in the event of positive evaluation, which means a maximum of nine years in total. Together with their Research Group, they use the infrastructure of the Institute concerned and also have their own budget for personnel and resources. The Group Leaders can use the approved budget at their own discretion. Even though they are granted scientific autonomy, they are expected to actively participate in Institute life.

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Contributor: Anna Paulinyi

Contribution published: Sep 15, 2020

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