Director

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Job Offer from June 27, 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen (Germany) invites applications from outstanding scientists for the position of 

Director 

in the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Psychopharmacology and Computational Psychiatry

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de) investigates information processing in the brain. The Institute uses experimental, theoretical and computational methods to study perception, memory, decision-making, motor performance and more, and to develop appropriate recording and imaging techniques. The Institute is multidisciplinary, has excellent facilities and outstanding infrastructure, is closely linked to sister Max Planck Institutes and the University of Tübingen, and offers a superb international research environment operating in the English language.

The Director should pursue a bold long-term research agenda in their department, lead the Institute together with fellow Directors and Max Planck Fellows, and help create an enthusiastically collaborative culture among the departments and the independent research groups that the Institute is also in the process of hiring. Chief criteria for selection are scientific and scholarly excellence across the fields listed and an innovative and unique research programme. The Institute provides long-term scientific funding.

Applications will be held in confidence, and should contain a letter of motivation including a two to three page research proposal, a CV, a publication list and three to five selected publications. Please send them in one PDF-file to the Nomination Portal 

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Scienceis an independent, nonprofit research organization that primarily promotes and supports basic research. The society currently operates 84 institutes and research facilities with more than 23,400 employees, including 4,400 scientists.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and welcomes applications from scientists from all backgrounds. We actively encourage applications from persons with disabilities.

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