The Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology (MPI) has committed itself to promote excellence, creativity and passion of its employees regardless of gender, nationality, religion, disability, age, cultural origin and sexual identity.
Our equal opportunities work focusses on the compatibility of work and family as well as the mentoring of young female researchers. For us, equality means more than just the formal equal treatment of the sexes. Our goal is to recognise the different living conditions, opportunities and needs of all employees and to offer individual solutions for optimal professional development.
We have developed a Gender Equality Plan that is specifically tailored to our situation. With this Gender Equality Plan, all existing and planned activities to promote gender equality at our institute are bundled, monitored and made transparent for all employees.
Compatibility of family and researchThe Gender Equality office assists new researchers at the MPIterMic to explore career opportunities and provides helpful tools and information to help them settle in Marburg. In addition to all the activities listed on the family and research site, 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.