Career Opportunities

The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading basic research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.
Around 21,000 members of staff conduct research and work at 40 locations in Germany, as well as in Rome, Florence, Nijmegen and Florida. Max Planck Institutes are innovative and internationally well-connected employers. Max Planck scientists cooperate with partners in around 120 countries worldwide.
Research at a Max Planck Institute means: to live and realize visions.

Our vision: Changing the energy sector

To achieve our aim we count on the "engine" of our research work - our employees. They guarantee excellent research results that leave a lasting impression.

Long-term employee concepts and diversity are one of our major concerns. Therefore, we place special value on integrating staff of all age groups in our teamwork. We think that respect, responsibility and sincerity are essential for a motivating work climate. Let's change the future of the energy sector together!

Research and Work at the MPI CEC

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Open vacancies

If you would like to work in a dynamic and international team, and can identify with our values, you are most welcome to apply for one of our vacancies. We look forward to receiving your application.

Career and Family

Reconciliation of career and family

Since professional challenges sometimes compete with private family interests, the Max Planck Society offers extensive support to help you balance both.

The Max Planck Society works with the service company "pme Familienservice", which can provide advice and arrange care for children and the elderly. The MPS also offers family friendly working hours and other support programs. You will find detailed information on this topic at:

The Max Planck Society is the only German scientific organization that qualifies for the non-profit-making PLC "work and family" certificate, which acknowledges its family-oriented personnel policy.


Equal Opportunities

We place a high value on equal opportunity. Each institute of the Max Planck Society supports employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, disabilities, age, cultural background or sexual identity.

Please find special offers and programs on equal opportunity of the Max Planck Society at: