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

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Job offers

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:

Open positions

Non-scientific positions

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

Postdoctoral research positions

  • The Department of Archaeogenetics in Jena is offering a position for a postdoc in population genetics (E13 100%) for up to four years. For further information, please click here.

PhD positions

  • The Department of Archaeology is currently offering multiple 3-year funded PhD positions. For further information, please click here.

Student Assistant positions

  • The Transmission, Infection, Diversification & Evolution Group (tide) is looking for a Student Assistant to support the development of phylogenetic analysis software within the Bayesian phylogenetic analysis framework BEAST2. For further information, please click here.
  • 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.


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

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