Max Planck Grants for Advanced Postdoctoral Training

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In brief

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

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.

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.

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