What We Offer

Four good reasons to join us

The first and most obvious reason for joining us may be the unique scientific environment and the opportunity to work with internationally renowned experts in the interdisciplinary and collaborative field of ageing research.

However, there are at least four other good reasons for you to work with us:

Extensive support for our international employees

We support all our international institute members with comprehensive help in all administrative matters: from finding accommodation, registering at the town hall and the immigration office to finding the right kindergarten or school for your children.

For all private and social matters we have implemented a buddy programme, which complements what is important to us: that you feel welcome and integrated in Cologne and at the MPI for Biology of Ageing from the very beginning!

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The International Office serves as the first point of contact for Institute members and their accompanying relatives. It helps with all formalities during the settling-in phase and offers continuous support. more

Individual career services

With our various career services, including a career and alumni network, we address the individual need of each employee and help everyone to shape and develop their own future career path. We value and encourage the diverse talents of our employees and help you discover what you need for your next career move.

Promoting a healthy work-life balance

We actively promote a healthy and well-balanced work environment. To achieve this, we offer a well-established health management programme, flexible working conditions and a family support service for all our employees.

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We want to significantly promote and maintain the well-being of all employees. more

Your contribution

We welcome everyone who wants to contribute to the positive development of the institute!
Our PhD and postdoc representatives are well connected to the Institute’s administration and management boards and major influence on the institute’s development. Our career networkhealth management steering group and sustainability group thrive on the ideas of their members, who organize workshops, seminar series, health days and many other events. In every step we take, we seek to learn from each other and value the initiative of our staff.

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The network is designed to ensure an efficient, focused and successful time at the Institute and beyond. more
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