Nominations for the position of Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

More info:  external link
Deadline:  2014-07-01

Location:  Potsdam-Golm, Germany

at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute),
Potsdam-Golm, Germany

The Albert Einstein Institute (AEI), with approximately 400 scientists, employees, and students, is the world’s largest research organization devoted to the study of the general theory of relativity (GR) and gravity. The AEI campus has three divisions (Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity, Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories, and Mathematical Relativity) located in Potsdam-Golm, near Berlin, and two divisions (Gravitational Wave Detection, Observational Relativity and Cosmology) located in Hannover.

The AEI is seeking a new Director following the departure of Prof. Gerhard Huisken, former Director of the Mathematical Relativity division. The successful candidate will have established a record of original and creative research at the highest international level, and will have demonstrated the ability to inspire and lead a substantial group of younger scientists. The search will span the following areas: Mathematical Relativity, Classical General Relativity and Gravity, Theoretical Cosmology, and Quantum Gravity.

Nominations can be submitted with a deadline of 1 July 2014 by registering at the following link:

Upon registration nominators will receive an access code that will allow them to enter their nomination (multiple nominations are possible). Nominations must include a short description of the nominee’s background and most significant scientific accomplishments. Self-nominations are not permitted. All nominations will be treated confidentially.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer, and seeks to increase the percentage of female Directors. It is also committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. Nominations in these categories are particularly welcome.