What Do the Positions Involve?

The successful applicants will receive funding via an employment contract with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science or with one of the three Berlin universities involved in the IMPRS-KIR (Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt-Universität (HU), Technische Universität (TU)).

Two employment contracts will be issued by the MPIWG, one employment contract each by FU, HU and TU. Each of the five employment contracts is a German public sector contract, which will allow you to cover all the costs of living in Berlin. In addition to your monthly salary, you will have an annual research budget for travel expenses. Students with children will have access to the family services at the MPIWG (such as support for childcare) and to special career coaching.

The funding period for each IMPRS student is 3.5 years, with the possibility of extending by a further six months once the dissertation has been submitted. This additional (“wrap-up”) period is intended to enable you to prepare your dissertation defense, prepare for job interviews, write a first article, etc.

Positions offered by the MPIWG:

Positions offered by the IMPRS partner universities (FU, HU, TU):

*Please note: Following their three-year contract, IMPRS students employed at an IMPRS partner university will receive an employment contract with the MPIWG for 6 months (2/3 E 13 TVöD).