Highly qualified scientists have the opportunity to work on one of our research topics at our Institute. Depending on the organisation of the post-doctorate in terms of content, we offer support to postdoctoral students by means of either temporary employment or a grant. The Directors responsible for each thesis topic decide upon the type of support given and its duration.
If you are curious about, or interested in, our research topics, and you would like to probe deeper into our research fields, both independently and as a team, while at the same time asking new questions and investigating them systematically and thoroughly using scientific methods, then this is the job for you! We are looking forward to your unconventional ideas, creativity, enthusiasm, and desire for continued learning; in short, we are looking forward to working with an equal partner.
What to expect?
A young, international team, full of energy and highly professional, awaits you. Our Institute is currently in a period of radical change due to a generational change and the Institute's new construction on the Riedberg Campus. Two new Directors - Prof. Dr. Erin Schuman and Prof. Dr. Gilles Laurent - were appointed to the Institute in 2008; they are currently working in temporary premises on the Riedberg Campus. Both are from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and began their work in the summer of 2009 in Frankfurt am Main.
How to apply?
The application process for our Institute varies. For an advertised opening, the call for applications will specify the preferred form of application. As a general rule, e-mail applications are preferred. You are also welcome to express your interest in working with us even if no vacancies have been announced. Please contact our departments to enquire whether an unsolicited application would be worthwhile. Please note that we do not return application documents; your documents will be destroyed after two months.