Career Development

Career Development

The Career Development office offers a variety of services to support research staff, primarily PhDs and Postdocs, in all matters related to their career development at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. We act as a close link between PhDs and Postdocs and the Institute’s management and administration, as well as other external research organizations.

Our services include:


    • Primary contact for PhDs and Postdocs
    • Promotion of PhD and Postdoc Networks
    • Information on PhD and Postdoc activities
    • Information on career development activities
    • Information on university enrollment
    • Internal and external networking
    • Conflict management

Events and workshops:

    • Planning and organization of career development activities (e.g. soft skills and method courses, career events, etc.)
    • Coordination of PhD and Postdoc activities (e.g. retreats, seminars, get togethers, etc.)
    • Coordination of internal scientific seminars (e.g. MPIB Seminar Series)
    • Monitoring of course and workshop participation

Project management:

    • Monitoring of Thesis Advisory Committee activities
    • Scientific management
    • Support onboarding of new PhDs and Postdocs
    • MPIB PhD and Postdoc website administration
    • MPIB Alumni Network
    • Coordination of the Postdoc Appreciation Week across Germany

Additional resources

Internal and MPG-wide Seminars and Events

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