Distinguished PKS postdoctoral fellows are young (under 35) but experienced postdoctoral fellows. They conduct independent research which complements and adds to the variety of topics currently studied in the field of the physics of complex systems our institute. These positions are limited to three years. PKS fellows often leave the institute for a tenured academic university position worldwide.
Junior Professors are appointed jointly by a German university where they teach, and by our institute from which their salary comes and where they conduct their research with access to all our facilities.