Equal Opportunities

In accordance with the equal opportunity principles of the Max Planck Society, the MPIfG supports the diverse lives and identities of its employees. We offer men and women family-friendly working conditions. We welcome applications from women, especially in the areas in which women are underrepresented, and we support women in their career development. Employees with disabilities are supported according to their individual needs.
The equal opportunity officer of the MPIfG, Claudia Werner, supports you with advice and assistance. She is in regular contact with the Institute's leadership and is involved in the hiring process. The MPG's equal opportunity officer is Dr. Ulla Weber.
Our International Office supports researchers in applying for a visa or residency permit and contact with immigration authorities, and it helps incoming employees find accommodation. Additionally, the MPIfG offers guest apartments close to the Institute that can be booked for short-term stays at market rates.

Support for (young) women researchers

Through concrete measures that raise awareness of issues of equal opportunity, we aim to increase the proportion of women in the sciences and ensure equal opportunities for women at the Institute. The Max Planck Society has set the specific goals of supporting women scientists more broadly and noticeably increasing the proportion of women. For this purpose, the MPG offers special employee development programs and start-up support for women researchers.

Balancing work and family life

It's important to us to offer a good working atmosphere and a family-friendly environment so that our employees can balance their work and their family lives. The MPIfG offers flexible work hours and models as well as support for child care and elder care. MPIfG employees have priority for spots in Froebel day-care centers. Our partner pme familienservice offers our employees an online portal as well as personal consultations and support in organizing child care according to individual needs.
The spouses and partners of researchers with employment contracts of two years or more at the MPIfG are eligible for support in their local job search from our partner, the Dual Career Center at the University of Cologne.

Equal opportunity officers at the MPIfG

Claudia Werner
Phone +49 221 2767-200

International Office at the MPIfG

Susanne Heinrich and
Christiane Wenz
Phone +49 221 2767-100

MPIfG - Equal Opportunities | http://www.mpifg.de/karriere/chancen_en.asp [Last updated 2021-10-22]