Family and Career

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) and its institutes have once again received the certificate berufundfamilie (family and career) for 2012. After 2006 and 2009, the MPG has been confirmed for the third time as a family conscious employer by the berufundfamilie gGmbH, a society of the nonprofit Hertie Foundation.

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Alumni have already voted the Max Planck Society the best employer in the natural sciences three years in a row.

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Come and join us!

Dear visitor,

On this page we publish the jobs offers of our institute, especially in the service and technical departments.

The possibilities for promotion and scientific cooperation are not covered in any case here. Please inform yourself about this on the pages of the scientific departments and research groups.

Information of the Max Planck Society for job seekers from both the scientific and the non-academic scope as well as the answers to 60 frequently asked questions you can find here: www.mpg.de/career.

Open positions

  • The Department of Archaeogenetics (DAG) is offering a two-year Postdoc position in Metagenomics and Bioinformatics, with the possibility of extension. For further information please click here.
  • The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is offering a 3-year funded PhD position relating to one of several ongoing research agendas on the "Archaeobotany of Exchange and Migration in Asia or eastern Africa". Deadline for application: October 1, 2017. For further information please click here.
  • The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) is offering two 3-year funded PhD positions related to a recent Max Planck Society Research Grant, "A living archaeology in the Amazonian rainforest: use of tree DNA and chronological profiling to reconstruct prehistoric human rainforest disturbance". The students will work closely with a team of scholars from the MPI-SHH, the MPI for Biogeochemistry, the MPI for Developmental Biology, the University of São Paolo, and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia. Deadline for application: November 1, 2017. For further information please click here.
  • The Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM) is announcing a new PhD Fellowship opportunity for the 2018-2019 academic year and beyond. MHAAM is expecting to offer up to three 5-year fully-funded PhD fellowships for study and research on the science of the human past. For more information, please click here.
 
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