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The Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) is one of the leading non-university research organisations in Germany. Max Planck Institutes carry out innovative basic research in the natural, biological and social sciences and the humanities. The Max Planck Society offers many interesting opportunities for international researchers and young researchers.

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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 can be found in the central Max Planck Society database or on the websites of the Max Planck Institutes. > Jobboard

Funding programmes

Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes

PhD students can complete doctoral projects within the scope of research work conducted at a Max Planck Institute.


International Max Planck Research Schools

PhD students can complete a doctorate in a structured programme that provides excellent research conditions.


Max Planck Research Group Leader at a Max Planck Institute

Junior researchers can conduct independent research work at a Max Planck Institute by establishing their own Max Planck Research Group.


Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral Training

Postdocs can gain additional knowledge and skills at a Max Planck Institute on the basis of their prior professional qualifications.


International Visiting Researchers at Max Planck Institutes

International researchers can conduct independent research at a Max Planck Institute. The programme aims to strengthen cooperation and promote networking between Max Planck Institutes and their international partners.