Postdoctoral Positions at the MPI Kofo
Pursue cutting-edge research and forge valuable connections
The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung shares its Mülheim campus with the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, and focuses on chemical catalysis in all its aspects. The institute is home to leaders in the field or organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical chemistry, and has been a hub of innovation for over 100 years.
All scientific discourse at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is conducted in English, and all administrative communication is provided in German as well as English, so knowledge of the German language is not required, but good spoken and written English is necessary.
Currently, 90 % of the postdocs at the institute originate from countries other than Germany, making it a highly international environment. As a signatory to the Charta der Vielfalt, the MPI Kofo aims to both celebrate its diversity, support the diverse needs of its community, and expand access for currently underrepresented populations.
Mülheim an der Ruhr is a town located in the west of Germany (~170,000 inhabitants), which is only a short train ride away from a number of larger cities (Essen and Duisburg: less than 10 min, Düsseldorf and Dortmund: about 30 min). In addition to many green spaces, Mülheim offers affordable housing and a comparatively low cost of living.
In addition to scientific excellence, the institute offers its postdocs positions as staff members with salaries set by a collective bargaining agreement (100% of a TVöD E13 position), health insurance, vacation time and a generous family leave policy. Postdoctoral associates who arrive with children or chose to start a family during their time at the institute can find more information on child care opportunities and family leave here.
Applications for postdoc positions should be made directly to the head of the research group you wish to join. Please see our job advertisements page or contact the director/group leader you would like to work with to enquire about opportunities.