The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology ‪invites applications for a

‪Max Planck Research Group Leader (m/f/div) ‪in mass spectrometry-based proteomics ‪or biomedical mass spectrometry

An exciting and competitive Max Planck Research Group Leader position is available immediately at ‪the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, Germany. This is a unique opportunity ‪to become part of a world-renowned research institute with a diverse faculty with backgrounds in ‪chemistry, biology and physics, and to perform interdisciplinary science in a lively and supportive ‪environment!

‪We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven and creative thinker who is prepared to take risks in ‪defining and addressing important scientific problems. The successful candidate will develop an ‪independent research program using their own budget, which will fund research positions, ‪consumables, and equipment. This includes a W2 position (equivalent to an assistant or untenured ‪associate professor level). Candidates should have an outstanding scientific track record with clear ‪evidence of leadership and ability to perform cutting-edge research in the areas of mass spectrometry-‪based proteomics, metabolomics, imaging, including computational approaches.

‪The initial appointment of the group leader is for five years with the possibility of extension (2 × 2 years) ‪after review by an international panel. ‪For more general information please see also:

‪Applications 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 two page summary of your future research plans
  • ‪up to three of your most important papers
  • ‪copies of essential certificates and documents
  • ‪three academic references (to be sent directly to

‪Please send the application material to The deadline for appli‪cations including references is February 14th, 2022. Successful applicants should be prepared to join ‪a selection symposium held on May 10th, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany.

‪The plan is to hold the symposium in person, but it may be held virtually if the conditions of the current ‪pandemic are unfavorable.

‪The Max Planck Society (Max Planck Gesellschaft – MPG) is committed to increasing the number of ‪individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified ‪individuals. The MPG seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are ‪underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, the MPG ‪endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Therefore, all qualified applicants are encouraged ‪to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national ‪origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable ‪law.

‪Inquiries can be sent to the above-mentioned e-mail address. For further information about the Institute ‪see

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