The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI) has an opening for a director and scientific member of the Max Planck Society in one of the following areas: quantum gravity, theoretical cosmology in the era of big data, early universe astrophysics and cosmology. We expect the new director to bring new expertise to the AEI, and create a department that spans research areas that complement the existing ones at the AEI in Potsdam and Hannover. The new director will be based at the AEI in Potsdam.
Max Planck Directors are international leaders in their respective field, pursue an ambitious research agenda within their groups, and lead the institute jointly with their director colleagues. Directors enjoy academic freedom and benefit from a diverse, international, excellent research environment, outstanding infrastructure, and long-term scientific funding.
The Max Planck Society seeks to achieve gender equality and diversity and is particularly interested in appointing excellent woman scientists.
Please send nominations of suitable candidates, including rising stars, to director-search-potsdam(at)aei.mpg.de. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations must include a short description (1 page) of the nominee’s background and most significant scientific accomplishments. All nominations will be treated confidentially.