Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral Training

Funded by

Max Planck Society:
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent non-profit research organisation. It also supports young researchers.

In brief

Junior researchers can gain additional knowledge and skills at a Max Planck Institute on the basis of their prior professional qualifications – for example, as a project leader at a Max Planck Institute.

Who can apply

Postdocs with

  • an outstanding doctorate in a relevant field completed up to 10 years ago
  • at least 2 years of research experience

Type and extent of funding

Work contract with a salary based on the collective agreement for public sector employees. The salary is agreed depending on personal profile and research project.


As a rule, work contracts are limited to 2 to 3 years.


Positions are advertised in scientific journals (also in international publications), on the Max Planck job exchange or on the website of the respective institute. It is also possible to take the initiative and contact the respective MPI directly.

Max Planck Institutes

Max Planck Institutes

Here you will find a list of all Max Planck Institutes. > Institutes Max Planck Institutes

Jobs at the Max Planck Society

Jobs at the Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society focuses on basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. Details of research grants and job vacancies for junior researchers can be found in the central Max Planck Society database or on the websites of the over 80 Max Planck Institutes. > Jobboard Jobs at the Max Planck Society

Max Planck Society

Max Planck Society

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (Max Planck Society) comprises 80 institutes and research facilities where around 21800 employees, including some 5400 permanently employed scientists, work and conduct basic research of the highest quality at the frontiers of knowledge. Max Planck Society