Employment at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research offers you flexible working hours, the possibility to work part-time as well as the potential extension of employment contract after maternal leave. We also provide access to a “Baby Room” and a “Kids Room”, for use by parents and their babies or older children. Please refer to for more information. 

Financial support for childcare

The MPI for Brain Research offers financial support to its employees for ad-hoc child care (e.g. for visiting conferences). However, special rules apply.
Kita Kairos is located just a five-minute walk from the Institute and will offers spaces for infants and kids from three months to six years of age. Kita Kairos is a joint project of the Goethe University and the Max Planck Society, offering places for children from the university and the Max Planck Institutes of Biophysics and for Brain Research. If you would like to register your child, please contact Silvia Bill (HR).   more
The Max Planck Society has worked with the company "pme Familienservice" for many years. The company has information centres throughout Germany and arranges care services – from childminders, nursery places, care for sick children as well as the organization of holiday camps and guidance for the care of elderly dependents. The Family Service also offers an extensive qualification and further education programme for carers more
The Foundation for the promotion of science and research, initiated in 2004, supports talented young women with children. It aims to create the freedom and mobility required to further their scientific careers. The Foundation wishes to help prevent science from losing excellent talent. It is aimed specifically at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of experimental natural sciences and medicine.
In 2017, Anja Gemmer (Schuman Department) was awarded a fellowship. more
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