Independent Group Leader Position Experimental Condensed Matter/Topological Quantum Technologies


Independent Group Leader Position Experimental Condensed Matter/Topological Quantum Technologies
at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids

The Max Planck Institute CPfS seeks to appoint an outstanding young researcher to an independent group leadership in the area of experimental condensed matter chemistry or physics, with a focus on topological quantum technologies. The successful candidate will be appointed as a research group leader at CPfS with remuneration on the basis of remuneration group W2 (broadly equivalent to Associate Professor) of the Federal Civil Service Remuneration Act [Bundesbesoldungsgesetz], and an anticipated start date of 1 July 2021.

Max Planck Research Group Leaders receive a five-year W2 contract which can be extended by two years twice in the event of positive evaluation, i.e. to a maximum of nine years. The position comes with a generous annual budget for personnel and consumables, and the freedom to apply for extra funding from appropriate internal and external sources. Together with their Research Group, they will use the infrastructure of the Institute, including a well-equipped thin film lab and clean room. It is expected that the candidate will develop a vigorous independent research program, continuing the Max Planck Society’s record of forefront accomplishment in science. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in Physics or a related field and have demonstrated the ability to do pioneering experimental research as well as mentoring of graduate students.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Contact and Address

Candidates should submit their applications to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Noethnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany at

Applications must include: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (including a publication list), and brief statements of research plans. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf to the Max Planck institution.

Review of applications and scheduling of interviews will begin August 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.



In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 48421.