Career Opportunities at the Max Planck Institutes in Tübingen

The Max Planck Society is one of the leading organizations for basic research in Europe and is one of the top 5 global research organizations. We offer ambitious tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility and creative freedom in research laboratories, workshops, libraries as well as administration.

Young Scientists and Scholars

We develop outstanding young scientists with bachelor's degrees who want to find a start in research as quickly as possible.

The total of 86 Max Planck Institutes of the Max Planck Society build on a wealth of experience when it comes to supervising and training doctoral students. They cooperate closely with universities, which officially award the doctorate.

Have you already completed your doctorate and you want to further qualify yourself for a management position in science, business or society? Or are you planning to start your own business? No matter what your goal is: As long as excellent research is part of your path, the Max Planck Society is the right place for you.


In the fields of electronics, information technology, mechanics, laboratory, animal care, administration and many other service professions, they experience first-hand the fascination of research - often in a project-oriented manner and in an international environment.

The Max Planck Society offers about 30 different apprenticeships to support scientists. A good 80 percent of the 86 Max Planck Institutes and also headquarters are involved in vocational training.

Talent, creativity and passion - that's what the Max Planck Society relies on. It supports all employees equally. Because research needs diversity. This is also formulated in the Code of Conduct, the core values of the Max Planck Society: "We treat each other with respect and do not tolerate any form of discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, disability, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation or identity." With that, the Code of Conduct identifies the nine key areas that comprise the understanding of diversity. An open, international, diverse and inclusive work culture lays the foundation for the cutting-edge research conducted at the 86 Max Planck Institutes. [more]
People from more than 140 nations live in Tübingen. Tolerance is very important to the residents. The city has an environmentally conscious image and many people feel connected to nature. Modern young neighborhoods such as the French Quarter have been awarded the German and European City Prizes. [more]
Since 2005, the Max Planck Society has been offering the latest information, images and video clips on current and much-discussed research topics such as stem cells, climate change, black holes and fuel cells. The max-wissen portal is aimed particularly at all those who want to keep up to date or go deeper than conventional textbooks allow. [more]
Here you find vacant positions at the Max Planck Campus Tübingen. [more]
The support of young scientists is an important goal at the Max Planck Campus Tübingen. Our internationally leading PhD programs aim to train the future generation of first-class scientists. The programs offer you the opportunity to work at the top of your field and are an excellent platform for a successful career in science. [more]
The university town of Tübingen is just 20 minutes from Stuttgart Airport. Tübingen offers a lively center with medieval flair and a rich cultural and arts offering: readings, concerts, international film festivals and markets ensure that life here is never boring. [more]
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