The director has authority over research-center operations (e.g., budget allocation, staff composition, research topics), and serves as the group’s representative.
The director must be able to commit long-term to research-center operations and activities.
The director must be someone with world-class scientific credentials.
The director must be able to execute and manage large-scale research assignments.
Once selected, the directors will become regular employees at affiliated institutes, or tenured researchers at the IBS. If necessary, directors may be dispatched to an equivalent research center if they have previously worked as an active, permanent professor at an affiliated institute.
Each group leader is responsible for a specific group within the research center. Each has authority over and responsibility for research topics, 5-10 staff members, the budget, and more.
Every group leader is handpicked by the research director, and needs to satisfy the following requirements:
A group leader must be a researcher who can commit long-term to research-center projects.
Have a doctoral degree, can demonstrate excellent research achievements, and is highly competent in their chosen field.
After group leaders have been recruited by the research directors or through public recruitment channels, they will be employed either as tenure-track researchers or as permanent researchers in affiliated organizations. If necessary, it will be possible to dispatch group leaders to research centers if they have completed permanent professorships at affiliated organizations.
Researchers conduct research in teams, taking direction from the research director and the group leader.
Researchers must be able to demonstrate excellent research achievements and show real research potential. In addition, researchers must have excellent team skills and be able to collaborate effectively with their research directors and group leaders.
Researchers are recruited through public recruitment channels, in accordance with the needs of the research director (See the employment page). Permanent or contractor-based employment may be offered by research directors.