Open Positions

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. It seeks to increase the percentage of female employees in areas where they are underrepresented. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is also committed to employing more individuals with disabilities, and disabled applicants are preferred if qualification is equal. 

Students and scientists interested in working in a specific research laboratory are encouraged to contact the head of the laboratory directly, even if no positions are listed below.

You can download a brochure from the Max Planck Society on Living and Working in Germany here. (PDF file)

Technical or administrative staff

Currently no open positions available

Opportunities for researchers and students from the Ukraine

We have some short-term funding available for research internships for Ukrainian researchers (Postdocs, PhDs, technician) with background in the research areas of the Max Planck Institute for Biology or the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) who would like to continue their research in Germany.

For more information go to:


Postdoctoral Guest Program

Go to the Postdoctoral Guest Program here.

PhD Students

Students from all over the world are invited to apply to our PhD program:

The International Max Planck Research School 'From Molecules to Organisms is a joint graduate school operated by the Max Planck Institute for Biology, the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the University of Tübingen. The goal of the school is to provide the next generation of scientists with the knowledge and skills to study complex biological processes, which cannot be adequately understood within the limits of single disciplines, in the context of entire organisms.

Additional IMPRS summer application round: We have a small number of projects advertised IMPRS summer application round. For a list of projects and information on how to apply please visit the IMPRS website.

Application deadline: 5 September 2022.

The main annual IMPRS application round will open in December 2022.


Technische Angestellte


Research Technician


Dr. Agnieszka Lipinska


October, 20th 2022