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How to Join Us

Our mission is to understand and design nanostructured materials down to atomic and electronic scales. Join our young and international team from over 35 nations, gain unique expertise and make lifelong connections!


The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung offers six apprenticed professions. Detailed information on apprenticeship (only in German).

Bachelor- or Master Thesis

The institute offers various possibilities for doing a bachelor- or master thesis in the field of modern material sciences. To apply please choose one of our research fields and a research topic if possible. Having one in mind, you can directly contact one of our research group leaders who is working in the same field. An overview of the different research groups is available in our organigram.

PhD Thesis

For doing a PhD you can either contact one of our research groups or you can apply at our international doctoral program "IMPRS for Sustainable Metallurgy".

PostDoctoral Positions

Are you interested in doing a PostDoc with us? The MPIE offers outstanding international scientists possibilities to perform their research at the institute. You can either send a speculative application to the respective Research Group or have a look on our current job offers.

Moreover, our Guest Programme offers scholarships to a limited extend. On the other hand you are also welcome to finance your research visit by third party funding.

Technical and Administrative Positions

Our scientific team is supported by excellent technical and administrative staff. To join these units, please have a look at the overview of current job offers.

Overview of current Job offers

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