The Max Planck Society 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 86 Max Planck Institutes and research facilities.
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
The Max Planck Schools are a joint graduate programme currently run by 24 universities and 34 institutes from non-university research organisations. Ambitious and promising PhD candidates engage in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the fields of cognition, matter to life, and photonics, while studying in the context of a unique scientific network, closely supervised by outstanding scientists. Both Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates can enter the programme and benefit from early access to first-class research infrastructures and innovative teaching formats in a fully-funded PhD programme.
Max Planck Research Group Leader
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.