The Physics of Quantum Matter Division of the Max PIanck Institute
for Chemical Physics of Solids and the Division of Condensed Matter
of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems seek
candidates for the joint position of a
Research Group Leader
in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Candidates are expected to build and lead a group to pursue a high-
quality research program. They should have a strong postdoctoral re-
search track record in theoretical condensed matter and/or materials
physics. The group is a joint group of the two institutes, and is hence
encouraged to interact strongly with colleagues specialising both in
theory and in experiment.
The position has a flexible starting date in 2020, and is for a five-year
period with the possibility of renewal. Remuneration is competitive
(TVöD 15) and generous funds are available for hiring post-docs and
Please send your CV, publication list and a description of research ac-
complishments and future plans to email@example.com (mentioning
‘JRG20’, preferably a single pdf file via e-mail), and arrange for three
letters of reference to be sent. Any questions may be addressed to
the directors of the divisions involved (Professor Andrew Mackenzie at
MPI-CPfS or Professor Roderich Moessner at MPI-PKS).
We especially encourage women to apply. Consideration of applications
will start immediately until the position is filled; for primary conside-
ration please submit all materials by 8 January 2020.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing
more individuals with disabilities, who in the case
of equal qualifications will take precedence.
About Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
The Physics of Complex Systems, still a relatively young field, is developing rapidly and is constantly changing in the course of this development. This is due, firstly, to the variety of subjects ranging from new and unconventional questions in traditional areas such as solid state physics or molecular physics, all the way to physical problems in biological or man-made systems (e.g. financial markets). Secondly, researchers in this field of complex systems develop new methods at a high rate or transpose and adapt existing ones from other fields to initiate new lines of investigation.
The goal of the Institute is to contribute to the research in the field of complex systems in a globally visible way and to promote it as a subject. Furthermore, we have set ourselves the challenge of passing on the innovation generated in the field of complex systems as quickly and efficiently as possible to the young generation of scientists at universities. This requires a high degree of creativity, flexibility and communication with universities. For this reason, the organization of the Institute differs greatly from most Max Planck Institutes.
The concept rests on two pillars: in-house rese...arch and a program for visiting scientists. The latter not only covers individual scholarships for guest scientists at the institute, but also 20 international workshops and seminars per year.
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