PhD Opening:

Technician Opening:

Candidates should have completed their MSc study with a very strong research (journal publication) record, academic record, and English written and oral communication skills. Research experience on robotics, MEMS, biophysics, medical imaging, medical robotics, magnetics, and robot programming is preferred while the candidates with exceptional research and communication skills in all related fields would be considered.


Candidates should send their digital application package including their cover letter, their detailed CV, contact information of three references, and the most significant journal and conference publication PDF files via e-mail to Mrs. Sieber at

Candidates should have completed a BSc, Dipl. Ing. (FH) or a similar degree. Technical experience on at least two of the following topics is required: cell culturing, cell biology, biological imaging, scanning electron microscopy, cell motility, biophysics, medical imaging, MRI imaging, magnetic materials, micro-fabrication, small animal surgery, veterinary of small animals, micro-electronics, robot programming, mechatronics, mechanical design, rapid prototyping, and lab management. English oral and reading communication skills are essential to have to work in a very international research environment.


Salaries will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines. This is a full-time position but applicants asking for part time will also be considered. An initial contract will be offered for 1 year. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Furthermore the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.


Positions open until filled. Candidates should send their digital application package including their cover letter, their detailed resume, and contact information of two references via e-mail to Mrs. Sieber at




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