Research Group Leader Positions

We offer experienced researchers with (nearly) completed Habilitations the opportunity to lead a research group. Within a research group, two PhD positions and one postdoc position are usually funded.
Research groups are initially limited to five years with the possibility of an extension. Apply for open positions posted by the MPIfG or through the Max Planck Society's Research Group Leader program. The Max Planck Society is committed to supporting women in their scientific careers and to significantly increasing the proportion of female researchers. The MPIfG particularly encourages applications from female candidates.
It is also possible to organize a Research Group with external funding (e.g. from the European Research Council, the Volkswagen Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), which offers excellent career prospects. Externally funded research groups can be established at the MPIfG with the directors' approval.


Dr. Ursula Trappe
Head of Administration
Phone +49 221 2767-238

Organizational structure, project areas, and management of the MPIfG:
Research projects
Organizational chart

MPIfG - Research Group Leader Positions | [Last updated 2020-09-03]