Be competitive: Join the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry as fellow!
The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC) provides a small number of fellowships for predoctoral students, foreign postdocs and established researchers in honor of its Nobel laureates Manfred Eigen (1967), Erwin Neher (1991), and Stefan Hell (2014). All doctorate students receive employment contracts ("Förderverträge") and, thus, they are not eligible to apply for fellowships.
Manfred Eigen fellowship for postdoctoral fellows
The successful candidates will obtain a Manfred Eigen postdoctoral fellowship (up to 30.000 €/year, no tax deductions) to join a MPI-BPC department/research group for an initial period of two years. Thereafter, postdocs may obtain an employment contract (TVöD13) to extend their postdoctoral studies for additional three years.
The following Departments and Research Groups offer a Manfred Eigen Fellowship for the first half of 2017
Department of Molecular Biology – Patrick Cramer
Department of Cellular Logistics – Dirk Görlich
Department of NMR-based Structural Biology – Christian Griesinger
Department of NanoBiophotonics – Stefan W. Hell
Department of Meiosis – Melina Schuh
Research Group of Computational Biomolecular Dynamics – Berend L. de Groot
Research Group of Quantitative and Computational Biology – Johannes Söding
To qualify for the Manfred Eigen fellowship, you have published the work of your PhD thesis less than one year ago, you feel that your scientific interests match ongoing science in one of our departments/research groups and you are eager to continue with excellent research in a vibrant scientific atmosphere.
To apply for the Manfred Eigen fellowship, your application should be sent to a director or group leader of the MPI-BPC. It must include an application letter, your CV including the list of publications, copies of up to three most important publications and two letters of recommendation combined in a single PDF file.
Application deadline: April 1st, 2017
Stefan Hell fellowship for predoctoral students
The successful candidates will obtain a predoctoral fellowship (up to
There are no application deadlines.
Erwin Neher fellowship for established researchers
The MPI-BPC provides Erwin Neher fellowships for highly promising scientists who are at the beginning of their career for up to two years. Informal inquiries can be made at any time through the departments/research groups.