We offer positions for:

  • Students: Bachelor or Master thesis
  • Doctoral students: PhD Programmes IMPRS-PL and Max Planck School of Photonics
  • Postdoctoral researchers and Senior Scientists
  • Non-Scientific personnel: Please visit the "In Infrastructure" tab


Join our team of about 300 employees!

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light currently consists of four divisions, several independent research groups and four technical service and development groups. To find out where you might fit in you can read up on each group’s work in the research section of their websites.

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  • The Max Planck Society (MPG) is a certified member of the work-life-balance programme "audit berufundfamilie" since 2006. Read more about the programme.

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