Lise Meitner Group positions 2019


The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.

Application deadline: Mar 15, 2019


The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. is an independent, non-profit research organization, whose goal is to promote top quality research at its institutes. With its Lise Meitner Excellence Program, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft particularly addresses excellent female scientists in an early stage of their scientific career, who have already demonstrated a record of independent and innovative research ideas.


The successful candidates will be offered a Lise Meitner Group at a suitable Max Planck Institute for an initial period of five years. This includes a W2 position (equivalent to an assistant or associate professor level) and additional resources for research positions, as well as a budget to realize the project. The total funding for a Lise Meitner Group is competitive with top start-up packages in international career development programs.


The purpose of the Lise Meitner Excellence Program is to increase the number of female scientists on high-level positions, as they still underrepresented in the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Though principally open to all applicants, the program is primarily focused on the recruitment of highly qualified women. The successful candidates will have the option to participate in a tenure track program that leads to a tenured W2 position and continued financial support of the research group after a successful evaluation. Further career development is possible for these excellent female scientists, including the consideration for a prospective W3 position within the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.


Applications must be registered on the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft website: Please submit the following documents with your application for the position: Curriculum vitae, list of publications, overview of current and future research topics, two letters of recommendation. The application and the letters of recommendation have to be written in English.


The Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, and the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, both Max Planck Institutes for Art History, invite applications for Lise Meitner Groups. However, the institutes do not preselect proposals nor offer letters of recommendation.