At our Institute there are 28 postdoctoral researchers representing 15 different nationalities. The postdoctoral fellows benefit from an exciting scientific environment, based on great scientific freedom with the support and encouragement of their group leaders. Scientific collaborations and a sense of community among all postdocs is fostered by bi-weekly seminars and social events. Additionally, the postdoc committee regularly organizes events for postdocs, and career workshops.

Entry Routes

If you would like to do postdoctoral research at the MPIIB, please apply to individual group leaders by e-mail. Your application should contain the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • a project you propose
  • curriculum vitae
  • certificates and reports
  • any evidence of additional professional competences
  • references or contact details of possible references

It is important that you state in your cover letter why you are interested in this research group, what you have done so far and in which direction you would like to develop. Please inform yourself in detail about the entire work of the respective research group before you develop your project.

Please keep in mind that the planning requires certain time. You should therefore contact the relevant research group at an early stage, i.e. at least six months in advance. All documents should be sent as a pdf file not larger than 5 MB.

Also, check the section job offers for any postings of group leaders actively seeking postdocs.

The Postdoc Committee

The Postdoc committee was formed to represent the interests of all postdocs at our institute to the management, and to promote the best conditions for career perspectives and scientific output. Our main goals are to increase social and scientific networking among postdocs and support career development. In our monthly meetings, we discuss and plan the organization of several events tailored for postdocs’ needs, including postdoc days, career and skills workshops, and social activities.

With suggestions, ideas or issues related to postdoc life in the institute, please contact us.


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