Max Planck Research Group leader in the field of molecular and cellular psychiatric research

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
W2 position (Associate professor level internationally)
Closing date
Dec 25, 2022
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The Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, located in Munich, Germany ( is one of the leading research institutes worldwide investigating the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. The Institute combines state-of-the-art facilities for basic research and a research hospital, fostering truly translational approaches to unravel the fundamental neuronal and molecular mechanisms underlying these complex diseases of the brain. Our institute currently focuses on pathomechanisms of stress-related diseases, as well as neuronal circuit mechanisms of emotion regulation employing methods ranging from in vitro to in vivo models and patient data (

We are looking for an outstanding scientist with an original and exciting research program addressing relevant and timely questions in the field of molecular and cellular mechanisms related to psychiatric disease. We welcome applications with a focus on molecular and cellular approaches in this area, including work based in patient samples, using induced pluripotent stem cell derived models or animal models.

The position holder will lead an independent research group, with generous funds for positions, start-up investments, and annual running costs. The position is considered equivalent to a W2 Professorship at a German university (Associate professor level internationally). The appointment is initially for 5 years but includes the possibility of a merit-based extensions for up to 4 years. The group will have access to the institutional infrastructure and core service units including animal and transgenic facilities, microscopy, biobanking, next generation sequencing, clinical study center and more. PhD students may be enrolled through the international PhD program IMPRS-TP (Traditional PhD and joint Residency/PhD training program, or the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN,

The MPI of Psychiatry is an international research institute with English as the working language. We are committed to equal opportunity principles and try to accommodate the needs of families and of disabled employees (  

For inquiries regarding this offer, please send an e-mail to Elisabeth Binder ( or Nadine Gogolla (

Please send you application to and provide the following documents (one pdf, max. 5 MB): 

1.         Detailed CV including your publication list

2.         A concise research statement (including one page of scientific accomplishments and max. 2 pages of future plans)

3.         Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the referee to:

Application deadline: December 16th, 2022

Short-listed candidates will be invited to present a talk at an online selection symposium to be held in March.

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please visit our homepage for further information:

We look forward to your application.



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