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)


Postdoctoral Guest Program

Go to the Postdoctoral Guest Program here.

PhD Students

Students from all over the world are invited to apply to our PhD program:

The International Max Planck Research School 'From Molecules to Organisms is a joint graduate school operated by the Max Planck Institute for Biology, the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the University of Tübingen. The goal of the school is to provide the next generation of scientists with the knowledge and skills to study complex biological processes, which cannot be adequately understood within the limits of single disciplines, in the context of entire organisms.

The main annual IMPRS application round will open in December 2022.

Researcher Support Team


Program Coordinator (f/m/d) - 60%



05 December 2022



Foreign language secretary/ administrative assistant (f/m/d) (75% - 100%)
Friedrich Miescher Laboratory



30 November 2022