Applicants to the program must have completed an outstanding PhD. Exact duration of the preparatory postdoc phase is flexible, but we typically expect this to be about 1-2 years. Applicants who completed their PhD in Germany may enter Phase I of the program directly. Applicants for Phase II are expected to have completed a post-doc stay abroad and must have demonstrated their outstanding research potential and ability to successfully lead a research group. The Max Planck Center is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.