The Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication (MPC-VCC) was established as a joint program
by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) and Stanford University in 2003
With this call the Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication (MPC-VCC) invites applications
Junior Research Group Program
Our Junior Research Group program offers young scientists in information technology the opportunity to develop
their own research program addressing important problems in areas such as
- image communication
- computer graphics
- geometric computing
- imaging systems
- computer vision
- human machine interface
- distributed multimedia architectures
- multimedia networking
- visual media security.
The center includes an outstanding group of faculty members at Stanford’s Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Departments, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and Saarland University.
The program begins with a preparatory 1-2 year postdoc phase (Phase P
) at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics,
followed by a two-year appointment at Stanford University (Phase I
) as a visiting assistant professor, and
then a position at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics as a junior research group leader (Phase II
the program can be entered flexibly at each phase, commensurate with the experience of the applicant.
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
postdoc stay abroad and must have demonstrated their outstanding research potential and ability to successfully
lead a research group.
Reviewing of applications will commence on 01 Jan 2017. The final deadline is 31 Jan 2017
should submit their CV, copies of their school and university reports, list of publications, reprints of five selected
publications, names of 3-5 references, a brief description of their previous research and a detailed description of
the proposed research project (including possible opportunities for collaboration with existing research groups at
Saarbrücken and Stanford) to:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel
Max Planck Institute for Informatics,
Campus E 1 4, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany;
The Max Planck Center is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.
Additional information is available on the website www.mpc-vcc.org