Open Positions - Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

Director - Open position

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics invites expressions of interest and nominations for the position of


We are looking for an outstanding scientist to lead a department and establish a world-leading research programme in the areas of (1) structure and mechanisms of membrane proteins or (2) advanced techniques in studying membrane proteins and biological membranes. We seek individuals with an international reputation and a proven track record in these areas who are capable of inspiring the research of junior scientists including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and group leaders. Excellent resources will be provided in terms of laboratory infrastructure, equipment and running costs.
The appointed individual will contribute to the scientific direction and management of the Institute by working closely with the other three Directors. Qualified individuals of all nationalities will be considered.

Remuneration is internationally competitive and negotiable.

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages the application and nomination of women. A new childcare facility is available on site. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and encourages applications and nominations of such qualified individuals.

Expressions of interest should include a full CV including a complete list of publications, a summary of research experience and a short description of future goals as a single PDF file. Written nominations must include a short description of the nominee's background and most significant scientific accomplishments.
Expressions of interest and nominations will be treated in strict confidence and should be sent by 31 March 2015 to:

Dr. Werner Kühlbrandt, Managing Director
assistant: Monika Hobrack,


Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

Max-von-Laue-Straße 3
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0) 69 6303-0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 6303-4502

E-mail: info(at)


Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

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