Working at the MBI

The Max Born Institute (MBI) offers excellent opportunities for a successful scientific career. Examples from the last 10 years are listed here.

MBI is constantly looking for young, committed scientists to work on challenging scientific topics. In particular, we offer exciting topics for doctoral theses at MBI - typically in connection with one of Berlin's three universities. We also offer attractive opportunities for non-scientific staff in the technical and administrative areas.

MBI places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. If equally qualified, severely handicapped persons are given preference.

The MBI actively supports the compatibility of family and career and is certified as a family-friendly employer by the audit berufundfamilie. MBI is committed to a diverse, prejudice-free working environment and has joined Germany’s largest diversity network by signing the Diversity Charter (“Charta der Vielfalt”)

Before you apply online using our application platform with the usual documents, you should familiarize yourself with our work and organization. An overview of our research projects can be found here.

For general questions regarding applications and the overall conditions at MBI, please contact Sabine Schulz, head of our HR office, at any time.


Job advertisements

Unsolicited applications can be sent directly to the responsible director

Research positions for doctoral candidates are limited to three years. Salary is payed according to the German TVöD scheme for employees in public scientific institutions. A degree in physics, physical chemistry or related disciplines is required, as well as enthusiasm for research and a profound knowledge in the respective area.

Division A, Prof. Dr. Marc Vrakking

Division B, Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

Division C, Prof. Dr. Nathalie Picqué


Apprenticeship at the MBI - technical and administrative professions

The MBI offers training positions for the following professions:

Physics lab assistant (dates will be announced). Additional details can be obtained from Dr. J. Tuemmler and S. Schwirzke-Schaaf.

Office clerk (dates will be announced). Information can be obtained from A. Grimm.



Within the project "Summer School" of the Leibniz Association - Section D - the Max Born Institute enduringly offers internships for interested students. Find out about our research projects and consider where you would like to join. Interested parties should then contact U. Eichmann or the project coordinators directly. Students interested in science can also complete an internship at MBI. Please contact the personnel administration for further information.