Representative of the Institute's Scientific Coworkers in the Section
The representative of the scientific coworkers participates in meetings of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society (MPG), and he or she makes the voice of the scientific coworkers heard at the institute and society levels. The representative of the institute’s scientific coworkers is elected for a period of three years by all scientists with a long-term contract.
Whether in daily life at the institute or in special cases, the representative is available to help coworkers communicate their concerns and ideas to the Board of Directors or the Chemistry, Physics, and Technology Section (CPTS) of the MPG's Scientific Council. The representative may not only express concerns and present ideas on behalf of the scientists but may also vote in the CPTS on key issues, including the appointments of new directors at other institutes.