Looking for Participants

The MPI for Biological Cybernetics is looking for participants for some of their research experiments [more].

Career at the Max Planck Society

General information for coworkers about career opportunities, equal opportunities, junior scientists...
Career Opportunities at the Max Planck Society...

Rules for Good Scientific Practice

Scientific honesty and the observance of the principles of good scientific practice are essential in all scientific work:
Rules of Good Scientific Practice of the Max Planck Society (pdf).

International PhD Program for the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics


Working at the MPI

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About 280 employees (200 of them scientists, postdocs and PhD students) and numerous guest scientists and students from more than 50 different countries are currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Scientists and Postdocs can realize their research ideas. PhD, Master or Diplom Students can prepare their thesis under the supervision of our scientists and under the auspices of a university.
The Max Planck Institute also offers trainee positions to become an office administration clerk, precision mechanic or systems technician.

Furthermore an internship or a job as a research assistant can be done. Or one can simply participate in a perception experiment (participation will be financially compensated).

Speculative Applications in the Scientific Field

Note that even if at a given point in time, we might not have advertised scientific openings, we may still accept applications, provided they are outstanding. In your cover letter, you should mention the names of people to whom the application is directed as well as the areas of particular interest. Please send your application via email to the department of your interest:
Complete applications should contain:
  • Scientist/Postdoc position: CV, publication list, statement of research interests, names and contact data of at least two referees 
  • PhD student position: CV, grades (German Diplom / M.Sc.), statement of research interests.Please note that we normally cannot accept students with a bachelor degree for doing a Ph.D. with us. A comparable degree to German Diplom or a M.Sc. is required. It may, however, be possible to get this M.Sc. in Tübingen and write the M.Sc. thesis with us.
  • Internship position: CV, grades, statement of future career plans and research interests.
Last updated: Wednesday, 21.11.2018