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)


Title Supervisor Application deadline
PhD and Post Doc Positions Prof. Dr. Ruth Ley  

Postdoc Bioinformatics (m/f/d)

Dr. Susana Coelho


Bioinformatician / Scientific Software Engineer Dr. Susana Coelho  




Postdoc position in peptide-based PROTACs

Dr. Marcus Hartmann


Bioinformatics Postdoc Position in Deciphering Mechanosensing in Archaea

Dr. Vikram Alva



Postdoctoral Guest Program

Go to the Postdoctoral Guest Program here.

PhD Students

Students from all over the world may apply to one of our PhD programs:

PhD Program: International PhD Program in the Biological Sciences< of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory

IMPRS: International Max Planck Research School “From Molecules to Organisms” of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the University of Tübingen.
Applications are now open for the IMPRS ‘From Molecules to Organisms' . For more information about the IMPRS and how to apply please visit the IMPRS website. Applications close on 8 February 2021.

Students interested in research in a particular laboratory can also contact the department or research group leader of interest directly.


Technische Angestellte


Biologisch-Technische(r) Assistent*in (w/m/d)


Prof. Dr. Andrei Lupas