At the institute, we strive to avoid gender-specific prejudices, valuations, overhauled reductions, and poorly understood structures. Job advertisements are gender-neutral, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and we promote equality in the selection process.
The Max Planck Society is also working with various programs and initiatives primarily to help young scientists to master their crucial next career step and is offering support through different central networks.
The path to a doctorate
When it comes to training and supporting doctoral students, Max Planck institutes have a wealth of experience to call on. With the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Organismal Biology, the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior has a close cooperation with the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz.
So now you have your Ph.D. and you are keen to pursue a career in science? You are embarking on the post-doc stage of your career. What matters now is to shine, through exciting projects, important publications and periods of residence at prominent institutes specializing in your subject area. In short: You have to gain scientific experience to qualifiy for next level positions. As a post-doc you will be assigned to a department of a Director at the Max Planck institute.
Research group leaders
Max Planck Research Groups offer early career researchers who hold a doctoral degree an excellent opportunity to qualify for a further career at a high level. Leaders of these groups are appointed by the President of the Max Planck Society and – similar to directors at Max Planck Institutes – enjoy an independent status within the Institute.