Max Planck-Weizmann Postdoctoral Program, Germany and Israel

Postdoctoral Fellowships Position in Israel, Weizmann Institute of Science (1)

Max Planck-Weizmann Postdoctoral Program: The Max Planck Society (MPG) and the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) are thrilled to announce a prestigious opportunity for outstanding postdoctoral researchers in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Earth Science. This collaborative program offers a comprehensive four-year position in a unique research environment.

Max Planck-Weizmann Joint Postdoctoral Program

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Earth Science

Germany (MPG) and Israel (WIS)


  • Applicants must start the program within 4 years of their Ph.D. graduation.
  • Current WIS postdocs are eligible to apply but must commence the program before the end of their first year at WIS.
  • Commencement into the program is contingent upon PhD thesis submission.

Job Description:

  • Engage in cutting-edge projects and benefit from the expertise of two world-renowned institutions.
  • The joint postdoctoral program has a duration of four years, with an equal distribution of time between MPG and WIS.
  • Positions are based on experience level according to German regulations (Level 2: €62,822 annually; Level 3: €67,946 annually) including benefits such as health insurance, nursing care insurance, vacation days, pension insurance, and unemployment insurance.
  • In Israel, postdocs will receive an untaxed fellowship (Level 2: 212,088 NIS annually; Level 3: 220,920 NIS annually) along with full family health insurance, nursing care subsidy, vacation days, relocation expenses, and subsidized housing.
  • Collaborate with leading scientists from both institutions and participate in a global research network.
  • Receive up to 3000 Euros per year for independent travel support to attend conferences, workshops, and seminars.

How to Apply:

  • Contact researchers at MPG and WIS to discuss potential collaborative projects for which the researchers from both institutions can serve as joint hosts.
  • Provide a detailed CV highlighting your academic background, research experience, list of publications, list of invited talks, awards, and any other relevant information specific to your field of research.
  • Arrange for at least three letters of recommendation (if possible, one should be from the PhD advisor). These letters should come from individuals familiar with your research work and can assess your potential as a postdoctoral researcher in your specific field.
  • Obtain support letters from the MPG and WIS host researchers (can be a joint letter).
  • Write a research statement explaining the project and its collaborative nature between the MPG and WIS (limited to 2 pages).
  • Include a statement about the planned split between the institutes (MPG and WIS) for the duration of the four years, indicating at which institute (MPG or WIS) you will begin your four-year position.
  • Submit your application through the provided platform. Upon completion, you will receive a verification email that contains unique links for each of your referees to submit their letters of recommendation.

Last Date for Apply:
July 3, 2024



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