Useful information for Postdocs

Welcome to the MPS postdoc webpage. We are John-Robert Scholz and Sowmya Krishnamurthy, the current postdoc representatives. We are working towards a smooth and trouble-free work environment for all post-docs. If you have any issues, or criticism please let us know! We are also happy about positive feedback! In case you are missing some important information that should be added, please contact one of us, and we will take action!

New in Göttingen

Even though Göttingen is a small city, it comprises many institues of higher eduction and notable academic facilities. The website of the University of Göttingen provides extended information on:

  • Medical Care and Emergency Numbers
  • German Language Courses
  • Mobility
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Religion
  • Public holidays
  • Press in Germany
  • Waste separation

English-speaking physicians

Although most physicians speak English, not all receptionists do. You can find a list of doctors that speak English and other languages here. With most health problems, you are strongly advised to go to a general practioner first. If you need special treatment, the doctor will give you a referral (Überweisung) for the appropriate specialist. Doctors‘ personalities and approaches to patients can vary. Note, that in Germany you are not required to stay with one doctor if you are dissatisfied. 

Mental health support

The Studentenwerk from Göttingen provides psychological counseling service (PSB) for staff and students of the university and the MPS. 

International Office of the MPS

Useful information regarding re-locating to Göttingen; formalities, insurance, accomodation and everyday life can be found here!

Equal Opportunities at MPS

Information on equal opportunities, career and family, and career development can be found here.

MPS has internal personal conflicts support

The contact person is Hardi Peter.

Computational facilities

The computer center provides the it-infrastructure of the MPS. This link is only available through the intranet. More information on the Server/Cluster/Storage is provided.

Max Planck Society courses for postdocs

MPG offers a variety of courses and workshops for career development. The courses change from year to year and more information can be found here. Current available courses are regularly announced via institute's mailing lists. 

Max Planck Society PostdocNet

Max Planck PostdocNet
The Max Planck PostdocNet is a networking and lobbying organization for all postdocs of the Max Planck Society. The PostdocNet website serves as a platform for enhancing the postdoc group visibility, openly exchanging information within postdocs, and improving interdisciplinary cooperation within the postdocs in Max Planck Society and beyond. more
Guidelines for the postdoc stage in the MPG
Guidelines for the Postdoc Stage in the Max Planck Society more

Career Service on Göttingen Campus

GAUSS Career Service for Postdocs
By offering a wide range of services including a tailored workshop program, the GAUSS Career Service is supporting postdoctoral careers in natural and life sciences – inside and outside of academia. Here you will find information about our services and how to register as well as research funding opportunities, our workshop & event schedule and general information about career planning. more
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