Postdoctoral Program


Postdoctoral positions at the MPIfG

Apply now for October 2019 (PDF)

For information on the application procedure as well as the conditions for receiving support, go to the following:
About the program
How to apply

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) provides an attractive environment for postdoctoral researchers to pursue their own research projects within the scope of the Institute’s research program.
As a postdoctoral researcher at the MPIfG, you will have either one of the directors or a research group leader as your advisor. You will develop and expand your qualifications, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in internal and external trainings, national and international conferences, and even organize your own workshop if you like. As a postdoctoral researcher, you’ll let us know what your individual needs are and what you need specifically for your projects, and we’ll support you in your career development.
We offer a two-year employment contract with pay and benefits according to the German Public Service Wage Agreement (TVöD E 13). You will reside in the Cologne area, and you’ll be provided with an office at the MPIfG and actively participate in the intellectual life of the Institute.


Dr. Susanne Berger
Research Coordinator
Phone +49 221 2767-254

Organizational structure, project areas, and management of the MPIfG:
Research projects
Organizational chart

MPIfG - Postdoctoral Program | [Last updated 2018-10-31]