Department Condensed Matter
Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

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Positions in Condensed Matter

Research Group Leader

The Division of Condensed Matter Theory of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems seeks candidates for the position of a Research Group Leader.

Candidates should have a strong postdoctoral research track record and are expected to build and lead a group to pursue a high-quality research programme. Current research interests within the Division of Condensed Matter Theory range from strongly correlated Fermions and Bosons in and out of equilibrium via topological phases of matter to quantum computation and information theory.

We particularly welcome original proposals which lie outside this set of topics and which may involve related scientific disciplines.

The Institute provides a stimulating environment due to an active workshop program and a broad range of research activities ranging from the study of cold plasmas to biological physics. The position has a flexible starting date and is for a five-year period with the possibility of renewal. Remuneration is competitive (TVöD 15) and generous funds are available for hiring post-docs and PhD students.

Please send your CV, publication list and a description of research accomplishments and future plans to Prof. R. Moessner (mentioning RGL17, preferably as one file by e-mail), and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent.

We especially encourage women to apply. Consideration of applications will start immediately until the position is filled; for primary consideration please submit all materials by 15 January 2017.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities, who in the case of equal qualifications will take precedence.


Long and short visits to MPI-PKS

An outstanding feature of MPI-PKS is that -- besides the usual support for Ph.D. and postdoctoral work -- we are very flexible in providing opportunities for scientific visits of differing lengths, for instance in the framework of sabbaticals or several-month programmes of collaborative research.

The condensed matter division of MPI-PKS greatly welcomes requests and proposals for scientific visits and collaborations in this framework.

We welcome proposals from established scientists to carry out their sabbatical work here. The in-house research and workshop programme at the institute creates an attractive environment for sabbatical research.

The MPIPKS hosts one or two Advanced Study Groups each year. Each group consists of several scientists working on a focused, cutting-edge, theme. The group will attract further shorter term visitors for seminars, lectures, discussions and other meetings.

More generally, we accommodate a range of scientific visits of varying periods. If you are considering such a visit, please contact either the Visitors Programme directly, or the scientist you expect to collaborate with, or both. Potential organizers of an Advanced Study Group should first contact the Director (Secretary).