Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

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Job offer from May 16, 2018

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications from outstanding scientists for the position of Director.

A Max Planck Director pursues a bold long-term research agenda in her/his own Department, and leads the Institute jointly with fellow Directors. Applicants should have achieved internationally recognized distinction in their scientific achievements. Ideally, their work complements or extends the activities of the current departments and independent research groups (see the institute's website).


Chief criteria for a directorship are scientific and scholarly excellence and an innovative and unique research programme. We are looking for the strongest and most creative scientists worldwide from all career stages, and we offer an excellent international research environment, outstanding infrastructure, and long-term scientific funding.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds. We actively encourage applications from persons with disabilities.


Applications in PDF format due by July 31, 2018 must consist of a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, reprints of three to five selected publications, a concept statement outlining the structure and long-term, visionary research agenda of the proposed Department, and names of three referees.

Preliminary inquiries and applications should be sent to the E-mail address below, and will be held in strictest confidence.

Thomas Boehm, M.D.
Managing Director
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stuebeweg 51
79108 Freiburg


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