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Innovative topics, the latest technologies, attractive working conditions and a philosophy that offers the individual great freedom in the design of his/her work – with this concept the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund has secured a well-established place among the top research institutions in the world. But something else is crucial for our success: We foster talented scientists from all over the world. Whether student, diploma candidate, PhD student, postdoc or young team leader – young researchers find optimal opportunities at our institute to lay the cornerstone for a successful career in science.


We integrate students already at the undergraduate level into our current research programs, offer a well-structured doctoral program with excellent supervision and support postdocs in their career planning. We provide opportunities for especially talented young scientists to become a leader of a Young Investigators Group within the framework of a five-year research program with own resources and responsibility, in order to qualify for a leadership position in research.

Are you interested in writing a bachelor, diploma or master thesis?

Looking for an exciting topic for your PhD? 

Interested in a position as postdoc that would be a springboard for your career?

Then please check out our research groups and departments, inform yourself about the International Max Planck Research School. You are welcome to send us an unsolicited application! All important information can be found on this page. 

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