Compatibility of family and research

In addition to all the activities listed below, the MPIterMic has a long tradition in supporting dual careers for scientists working at the institute. Typically, dual career solutions are worked out on a case-by-case basis.

Guidelines "Maternity Protection"

pme Family Service

International Office at MPIterMic

Child Care


Financial Support

Flexible Working Hours and "Home Office"

Guidelines “Maternity Protection”

The aim of the Max Planck society is to support young scientists during pregnancy in a way that they can continue lab work without compromising the well-being and safety of the unborn child. The document „Leitfaden zum Mutterschutz“ (soon it will be available in english) supports the scientists and their principal investigator to make this happen.

Contact person in the Max Planck Headquarters for all questions regarding maternity protection is Dr. Christoph Kolbe.

Environmental and Safety
Dr. Christoph Kolbe 
Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society, Munich 
Phone: +49 89 2108-1652 

PME Family Service (pme familienservice)

The family service company pme offers support in finding solutions for childcare as well as care of the elderly. Due to the cooperation between the Max Planck Society (MPG) and pme, all advice/support from pme is free of charge for employees of our institute. Nevertheless, parents or family members must cover the actual costs for childcare or care of the elderly.

Furthermore, it is possible to organize childcare during school vacations at our institute in Marburg via pme family service. In case you are interested, please contact Stefanie Reissmann as soon as possible. MPG pays for the organization of the holiday care and the parents must cover costs for childcare and food.

International Office at MPIterMic

Employees from abroad can get information and ask for support in questions regarding childcare from the International Office at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology.

Contact person at MPIterMic: 

Dušica Radoš, Ph.D.

Dušica Radoš, Ph.D.

Scientific Coordinator IMPRS
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
Karl-von-Frisch-Strasse 10
35043 Marburg
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