The APEx Department is hiring! We welcome applications from exoplanet atmosphere enthusiasts at all levels, from bachelor's students to permanent staff. For more information on how to join us, check out the links below.

Permanent positions

Open staff scientist positions are listed on the MPIA Job Board 

We also encourage female scientists to apply to the tenure-track Lise Meitner Excellence Program

Postdoctoral fellows

Postdoc positions are listed on the MPIA Job Board. In addition to these positions, there are many independent fellowship opportunities to work in Germany. Please contact Laura Kreidberg Email Laura Kreidberg if you are interested in applying for one or more of the following programs. We would be happy to host you at MPIA!

Graduate students

PhD positions are available through the International Max Planck Research School.

Bachelors and Masters students

We have bachelor's and master's thesis projects available. Please submit an application through our Web form. Applications will be evaluated twice a year, on February 1 and August 1. Preference will be given to local applicants who can regularly visit MPIA.


Students anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply for our Summer internship program. The program provides travel costs and salary for a 2-3 month research project. For local students, we also have Mini research projects available (6 - 8 week duration).

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