Open Positions

Laboratories of the MPI for Developmental Biology.

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.

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TitleSupervisorApplication deadline
PhD positionDr. Christian Rödelsperger
PhD positionDr. Adrian Streit
PhD and Post Doc PositionsProf. Dr. Ruth Ley
PhD positionDr. Hernan A. Burbano
Postdoc positionDr. Hernan A. Burbano
PhD and Postdoc positionProf. Dr. Detlef Weigel


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.
Next selection for the IMPRS opens January 2019: How to apply.

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


Technical staff

TitleSupervisorApplication deadline
Technical Assistant (f/m/d)
Christian Feldhaus31th March 2019
Technischer Assistent (w/m/d)Christian Feldhaus31. März 2019


Technischer Assistent (w/m/d)


Rebecca Schwab


17. März 2019