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Directorship at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
(see AAS Job Register 45256)
The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (the MPA) is seeking a high-
profile theoretical or computational astrophysicist to direct a broad
research programme in subgalactic/stellar astrophysics. This programme
should complement the extragalactic and cosmological programmes of the
institute's current directors. 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. He or she will join
the institute's Board of Directors, will have access to a well defined
and pre-negociated share of the institute's personnel and other
resources, and will act as Managing Director for the institute as a
whole in rotation with the other directors.
Scientists wishing to be considered for this post should, by
September 15 2013, send an expression of interest in confidence to the
current Managing Director at the address given below. This should be
accompanied by a current CV and a "vision statement" of at most a
few pages outlining the research themes that would likely be developed
at the MPA. Less formal explorations of interest are also welcome and
can be initiated by e-mail to the address given below.
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
D-85748 Garching, Germany
The MPA is actively committed to equal opportunity in employment.