Max Planck Research Group Leader (m/f/d) (W2) | Biology of Ageing

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne

Type of Job


Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Structural and Cell Biology

Job Code: 09-2023

Job offer from April 26, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was founded in 2008 with the mission to unravel fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing. It is part of a broad network of institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment. Equipped with state-of-the-art core facilities, the institute provides outstanding opportunities for its scientists. At the moment, we host employees from 40 different nations and 305 employees including guest scientists

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing invites applications for a Max Planck Research Group Leader (m/f/d) (W2) in Biology of Ageing (job code 09-2023).

We seek a talented, dynamic, independent, and motivated scientist early in his/her career to establish a Max Planck Research Group at our Max Planck Institute in Cologne. The successful candidate will develop an independent research programme using his/her own budget, which will fund research positions, consumables, and equipment. Candidates should have an outstanding scientific track record with clear evidence of leadership, and perform cutting-edge research in one or more aspects of the biology of ageing in any system, including humans.

The initial appointment of the group leader is for 5 years with the possibility of extension (2 x 2 years) after international review. More general information. The start date is envisioned for spring 2024.

Applications should include

  • a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our Institute
  • your Curriculum Vitae including your publication list
  • a statement of scientific achievements
  • a two page summary of your future research plans
  • up to three of your most important papers
  • copies of essential certificates and documents

Upload your application as a single pdf-file using our application website (quoting job code 09-2023). Please also arrange for 3 academic references to be sent as pdf-files to . The deadline for applications including references is June 20th,  2023. Successful applicants should be prepared to join a selection symposium held on 19th -20th September 2023 in Cologne, Germany.

The Max Planck Society endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity, and therefore seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of employees with severe disabilities in its workforce. Applications from persons with severe disabilities are expressly desired.

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