About 300 employees including guest scientists and students are currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg.

Our goal is to recruit outstanding employees for very interesting research areas in science or challenging jobs in this field. People with tenacity, passion and enthusiasm for research or the infrastructure of a research institute. As a Max Planck Institute, we offer you a fascinating field of work with exciting opportunities for further development. You will become a member of a national as well as an international team, you will get maximum space to prove your competence and creativity. Join us, help shape it and accompany us on our way to a successful scientific future.


If you are a talented young scientist, please visit the website of our International graduate school IMPRS-µLife. There you will have the opportunity to do your doctorate under excellent research conditions.

Talent, creativity and passion - these are the qualities on which the Max Planck Society relies on. The Society, and our Institute in particular, support our employees regardless of gender, nationality, religion, disability, age, cultural background or sexual identity.

Get in touch with us! 

Doctoral or postdoctoral candidates should send their complete applications by e-mail or post directly to the Directors or Research Group Leaders. All other applicants please send your application to the personnel department (

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