Workshop for future Junior Group Leaders - Understanding Fundamental Mechanisms of Healthy Ageing, Germany

Publish Date: Nov 04, 2016

Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

Workshop for future Junior Group Leaders  

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was founded in 2008 for the purpose of understanding fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing. It is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment for research. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities, the institute provides outstanding research opportunities for its scientists. At the moment, we host around 250 employees from 34 different nations and we will grow to 350 employees.

We seek talented, dynamic, independent and motivated scientists early in their career who plan to apply for independent funding (for instance the Emmy Noether-Program, Sofja Kovalevskaja Award or ERC starting grant) and would like to establish a Research Group based on this funding at our Max Planck Institute in Cologne. Members of the institute will provide scientific and administrative support during the application process.

We will host a one-day workshop 2nd of May 2017 with representatives from the DFG and the ERC contact points to give insights into the application process. To identify candidates with high chances of success and who will fit to the direction of the institute, we invite applications for this workshop. 


  • A completed PhD degree in Natural Sciences or related field and postdoctoral experience
  • Excellent command in spoken and written English
  • A strong interest in pursuing ageing research
  • A strong scientific track record

Your Application 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 maximum two page summary of your future research plans

Please submit your application as one single pdf-file by sending an email to fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2017.

The Max Planck Society seeks to recruit more women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Hence we would like to encourage qualified women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are welcome.
For any inquiries, please contact Dr Peter Tessarz +49 221 37970 680 or Dr Gabriella Lundkvist +49 221 37970 302. 

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