Max Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship for Excellent Women in Computer Science

Lise Meitner Award Fellowship (Max Planck Postdoctoral Fellowship for Excellent Women in CS), Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbruecken, Germany

Application deadline: November 15th 2011

Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF) is inviting applications for the 2012 Lise Meitner Award. The Lise Meitner Award is awarded annually by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics to attract and support excellent female postdoctoral scientists in their careers. Besides a competitive two-year research fellowship, Lise Meitner fellows receive a generous budget for travel and other work-related expenses.

The Max Planck Society (MPG) is Germany's largest society for fundamental research with more than 30 Nobel Prize winners, including Prof. Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard - one of the few female Nobel Laureates. The research institutes of the Max Planck Society have a national and international reputation as Centers of Excellence for foundational research. The Max Planck Institute for Informatics is devoted to cutting-edge research in computer science and technology with a focus on algorithms and their applications in a broad sense. The research ranges from foundations (algorithms and complexity, automation of logic) to a variety of application domains (computer graphics and vision, geometric computation, program verification, database systems and internet search, and computational biology).

The MPI for Informatics is located on the campus of the Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany. The campus of the Saarland University is also home to the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction, the Center for Bioinformatics, and the Graduate School of Computer Science. These institutions cooperate closely and comprise a total of more than 300 researchers in computer science. The institute collaborates with several of the major research institutions in Europe and the U.S. and has high international visibility. The MPI for Informatics strives to provide a family-friendly work environment with options for day care of smaller children and other means of support for working mothers.

Fellows will be chosen based on the strength of their academic background and research credentials. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, publication list, short research plan (one page is enough), and two references.

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Send applications before November 15th 2011 to

Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbruecken

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