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Join us for your PhD!

Please provide reference letters of two academic supervisors with whom you have worked together and a first outline for your potential research project at our department (max. 1 page). We refer you to our website for a selection of our research topics and of our facilities.

Applications are welcome anytime by e-mail to .
  • We offer first class training and education for outstanding doctoral students from all over the world.
  • This competitive doctoral program provides students with an excellent starting platform for a successful career in the fields of condensed matter physics, materials science, solid state chemistry but as well for a career path outside academia.
  • The application procedure is highly selective using state-of-the-art channels for interviewing candidates.
  • Applications are continuously welcome to make the start of your doctoral studies as flexible as possible.
  • The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics gives priority to applications from severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications. Furthermore, we strive to increase the proportion of female employees and therefore specifically encourage women to apply.
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