Equal Opportunities & Family Support

The MPIDR is one of the largest research institutes in demography in Europe and one of the world-wide leaders in the field. It owes this position at the cutting edge of research to the staff working at the Institute. Their outstanding scientific achievements and ability to think outside the box – an ability required by the interdisciplinary nature of the research field demography – create a work environment that provides room for a lot of creativity and for novel research approaches. Such a work atmosphere includes respectful treatment of each other, with gender, nationality, religion, disability, age, cultural origin, and sexual identity playing no role.

We aim to have an institutional culture that enables everyone to develop their individual skills and competencies. Equal Opportunities at the Institute mainly focuses on

  • the reconciliation of work and family
  • the career development of our young researchers, and in particular on supporting researchers in the phases of starting a family and early career.


Head of Press and Public Relations; Equal Opportunities Officer


More Information

Science Career at Max Planck. Guide gender equal careerbuilding - A Max Planck Society brochure [pdf]

Protection against Sexualized Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Code of Conduct: Code of Conduct for the Max Planck Society (PDF, 1 MB)