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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 also 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


Non-scientific positions

  • The administration of the institute seeks a full-time Head of purchasing (f/m/d) to start as soon as possible. For further information in German please click here.
  • The Department of Archaeology seeks a Mass Spectrometry Laboratory Technician (f/m/d) to begin 1st of April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter). For futher information please click here.
  • The Department of Archaeology seeks a Chemistry Technician  (f/m/d) to begin 1st of April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter). For futher information please click here.
  • The Department of Archaeology seeks a full-time Department Assistant/Secretary (f/m/d) to start as soon as possible. For further information please click here.
  • The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, both in Jena, are seeking a part time (60%) personal assistant (f/m/d) to support two senior scientists, one at each institute. For further information please click here.
  • The Department of Archaeogenetics seeks a Technical Assistant (f/m/d) to start as soon as possible. The application deadline is March 3, 2019. For more information in German, please click here.

Postdoctoral research positions

  • The Department of Archaeogenetics is offering a position for a Postdoc in Population Genetics (E13 100%) for up to four years. For further information, please click here.
  • The ‘Lise Meitner’ Pan African Evolution Research Group (Pan-Ev) at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is offering a vacancy for a postdoctoral scientist (f/m/d) in Vertebrate Palaeontology and Ecological Niche Modelling of Pleistocene and Holocene Africa. For further information, please click here.

PhD positions

  • The Department of Archaeology is offering up to five 3-year funded PhD positions. The following fields are eligible: biomolecular archaeology, palaeoproteomics, ZooMS, anthropogenic extinctions, environmental change, archaeobotany, Palaeolithic archaeology, and geoarchaeology. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2019. For more information, please click here.
  • The Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM) is offering 5-year fully-funded PhD fellowship opportunities for the 2019-2020 academic year and beyond for study and research on the science of the human past at Harvard and at the MPI-SHH. The first deadline is December 1, 2018. For more information, please click here.
  • The Department of Archaeology is offering a 3-year PhD position to conduct research on Olduvai Gorge. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. For more information, please click here.

Student Assistant positions

  • The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is always looking for Student Assistants in all Departments, Research Groups, Service Units and Laboratories. For further information, please click here.

Internships

  • The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is offering a new Linguistic Fieldwork Internship in Vanuatu. The internship  is designed to provide professional development for students who have completed their Masters degrees and who are considering a PhD in an area of linguistics with a major field component. For further information, please click here.

Other

  • There are no openings in this category at the moment.
 
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