The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization at Göttingen, Germany, is an international research institute. It performs both experimental and theoretical fundamental scientific research and we now have almost 300 employees. At the department Dynamics of Complex Fluids headed by Prof. Dr. Stephan Herminghaus there are open positions for
Group Leaders (m/f).
The Department of Dynamics of Complex Fluids (head: Prof. Stephan Herminghaus) is devoted to research on collective phenomena in systems which consist of many interacting sub-systems. Examples are granular flows, swarming plankton particles, biofilms, or traffic flow. The latter represents our intensifying focus on topics related to the most important question of our time: how can we organize a sustainable living on our planet? The steadily growing public interest in this question will probably lead to an increasing number of open professorships with related foci.
The department has always successfully focused on a close combination of experimental and theoretical methods, which aside from individual profile development of the researchers enabled an intense interaction and common publications. Due to recent appointments to professorships abroad, there are now open positions for group leaders (m/f) which we seek to fill with theoretical physicists.
Your field of activity and responsibility
We are looking for excellent and highly motivated researchers with experience in the general area of nonequilibrium statistical physics who intend to create and pursue their own research agenda, with some interest in developing a focus in the physics of socio-economic systems. In this respect, participation in corresponding activities of the department (traffic project EcoBus, www.ecobus.jetzt; S. Herminghaus: ‘Mean-field theory of demand-responsive public transportation’, Transportation Research A 119 (2019) 15) is encouraged and represents an excellent opportunity.
The candidates are expected to pursue independent research at highest standards, and to contribute actively to collaborative and complementary research across the department as well as to be able to use the well-supported positions to develop their careers to the level that will make them qualify for competitive international academic or senior research positions elsewhere. Teaching and the pursuit of a habilitation at the faculty of physics of the University of Göttingen is by no means mandatory, but lived practice. The candidates should hold a PhD/DPhil degree with a background in physics, applied mathematics, or a related field and be fluent in English language.
Group Leader positions are generally limited to five years, with some flexibility. The earliest starting date is 1st March, 2019. If the objective and subjective requirements are fulfilled, payment up to salary group E14 TVöD-Bund is possible. Social benefits are according to the regulations for the public service (federal service).
Furthermore, we offer opportunities regarding work life balance as well as health promotion services.
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
To apply, please follow this link with the reference no MPIDS-W034:
https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mpsf/perso/mpids_w034.nsf/application, and submit a CV, a motivation letter, a list of publications, a statement of research interest and contacts of two referees. Written applications are accepted but will not be sent back.
The positions are open until they are filled. Once a position is filled, all applicants will be informed about the final decisions.
Prof. Stephan Herminghaus (email@example.com) should you have further questions.
Max Planck Institute for
Dynamics and Self-Organization
Prof. Stephan Herminghaus
Am Faßberg 17