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.

You can download a brochure from the Max Planck Society on Living and Working in Germany Opens external link in new windowhere. (PDF file)


Title Supervisor Application deadline
PhD position Dr. Adrian Streit  
PhD and Post Doc Positions Prof. Dr. Ruth Ley  
PhD position Dr. Hernan A. Burbano  
Postdoc position Dr. Hernan A. Burbano  
PhD and Postdoc position Prof. Dr. Detlef Weigel  
Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Manager (m/f/d) Prof. Dr. Ruth Ley 8th November 2019
PhD Program Coordinator and Head of the Researcher Support Team (f/m/d) Prof. Dr. Andrei Lupas 21st October 2019


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.



Public Relations

Titel                                                                                                                                                        Betreuer                                             Bewerbungsfrist

Communications Officer (m/f/d)                                                                                          Dr. Daniel Fleiter                             14.10.2019