Develop your career in a vibrant atmosphere

Ageing research is still in its infancy. That makes it a fascinating and challenging field to work in. Do you think so, too, and would you like to contribute your ideas and scientific talent to our projects? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application!

Established in 2007, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing is still a young institute - but it is growing fast. Within the developing life science cluster of our partner organizations in the Cologne/ Bonn area we pursue our research at the forefront of basic biomedical science. Ultimately, the MPI for Biology of Ageing will host about 350 employees (scientists, technical and administrative staff) and will have four departments as well as four Max Planck junior research groups.

Along with our aim to foster an interdisciplinary and international research environment, we have established the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research as a joint venture between the IMPRS AGE and the CECAD Graduate School. Our Graduate School offers PhD fellowships for a structured doctoral training in ageing research for classes starting in October each year.

The online application for our fellowships starting October 2016 is now available! Please apply here!

Besides, we are always looking for excellent junior and senior scientists motivated in joining our international research community! Our working language is English.  Please take a look at our open positions.

Post-Doctoral Candidates

We are consistently offering Post-Doc position for graduates interested in ageing research. Please take a look at our open positions.

PhD candidates

If you want to pursue your doctoral/PhD degree in an international crowd of top-students, there are two routes of application.  Our Graduate School annually offers up to 15 PhD positions, providing a structured, 3-year doctoral training programme for outstanding young researchers. The Graduate School online application platform for the fellowships starting in October 2016 will be available from September 2015 on. Besides the Graduate Programme, our groups are always looking for excellent PhD candidates, please take a look at our open positions.

Master/Diploma candidates

We are also taking master / diploma students at any time. In case you are at this stage of your career, please contact the head of the group you are interested in directly. Read up on the work in our research labs and find out where you might fit in.

Applications for internships

Would you like to explore ageing research in a cutting-edge environment? Please submit your applications directly to the head of your group of interest!