Further Information

The Career Service is a service for all junior researchers at the institute. Besides offers for career support and advice, it aims at facilitating the networking within the postdoc community in the life and natural sciences as well as the self-organization within and initiatives from the postdoc community.

Career Service for Junior Researchers

The Career Service is a service for all junior researchers at the institute. Besides offers for career support and advice, it aims at facilitating the networking within the postdoc community in the life and natural sciences as well as the self-organization within and initiatives from the postdoc community.
Learn about the career options for junior researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.


Career Opportunities at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Learn about the career options for junior researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.

Fellowship Program of the Institute

  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.  

There are no application deadlines.



Stefan Hell fellowship
 for predoctoral students

The successful candidates will obtain a predoctoral fellowship (up to 1,365 €/month; no tax deduction) to participate in the research of a department or a research group of the MPI-BPC for up to six months. Informal applications must be addressed directly to the department director or the group leader you intend to work with.

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.

 
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