Current Partner Institutions of the Munich Postdoc Network (2023)


The current partner institutions of MPN include:

Helmholtz Munich
The Helmholtz Munich Postdoc Association was founded in October 2018 at the Helmholtz Munich with the aim of improving the conditions for postdocs at the centre.
Our main objectives are
  • To achieve a higher visibility of postdocs at Helmholtz Munich
  • To improve interaction among postdocs through events
  • To foster contact with external postdoc associations
We represent the interests of the postdocs to management and committees at the HMGU and serve as a central point of contact for any questions, comments, and suggestions. The HMGU Postdoc Association also organises scientific, career and networking events for postdocs and provides information and assistance to new (and established) postdoc researchers at the centre.
We are always happy to get in touch and to welcome new members to the HMGU Postdoc Association! Stay up to date on our website! more
Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) 
Our Postdoc Group is part of the bidt Graduate Center, founded in 2022. With this funding line, the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts aims to support postdocs at universities in the Free State of Bavaria and qualify them to remain in academia and prepare them to take on a tenure-track position, a junior research group leader or a comparable position. The aim is to promote the careers of excellent young researchers, primarily from the first or second year after their doctorate, who have a technically, economically or socially relevant focus that is significant for digitisation.
The Graduate Centre for Postdocs is coordinated by bidt.

The bidt is an Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Science (BAdW). The Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) contributes to a better understanding of the developments and challenges of the digital transformation. In doing so, it provides the foundations for shaping the digital future of society in a responsible and public-spirited manner. more
Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences
With an ever-increasing importance of research, Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (HM), recently founded a Graduate School to support young scientists. At our university, applied research and development are conducted in close cooperation with partners from industry, with the aim of further developing our practice-based degree courses and being an innovation driver for the region. Thus, we establish close ties between research, teaching and industry. Even though the numbers of doctoral and postdoctoral researches at universities of applied sciences are still relatively small, this field is growing rapidly. This results in the demand to facilitate high quality training opportunities and networking possibilities for our postdocs. We are therefore happy to announce that we are now part of the Munich Postdoc Network!
 LMU Faculty of Biology - BioConnect
In our association all researchers of the Faculty of Biology of the LMU from the PhD level on are welcome. Our main goal is to provide a platform for a lively exchange of information on a scientific and organizational level. During our monthly meetings, topics are discussed such as support options for the acquisition of third-party funding, the path to scientific independence, the habilitation process, innovations and structures in the faculty and the organization of teaching. The participation of employees who are at different qualification levels enables active peer-to-peer mentoring within the group. more
LMU Biomedical Center Munich
The BMC postdoc-initiative serves as a networking forum for postdoctoral researchers associated with the Biomedical Center Munich BMC (belonging to the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich) By offering opportunities for interdepartmental peer exchange, sharing expertise, information and resources, we hope to create positive effects for ongoing research, for integration of new postdocs and for career development. Seminars and events are organized on a regular basis, addressing relevant topics, such as emerging experimental techniques, project management as well as career orientation and work-life-balance. more
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
The Postdoctoral Association (PDA) of Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) represents all postdoctoral fellows of the institute and aims to facilitate the integration of new postdocs in the postdoc community and improve communication and collaboration among postdocs by organizing scientific and social events. The PDA serves as an interface between the administration of the institute and the postdocs. more
Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence
The postdoctoral association represents all postdoctoral fellows of the MPI for Biological Intelligence and organizes courses, seminars and social activities. It also serves as an interface between the administration of the institute and the postdocs. more
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Our postdoc group at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry integrates scientists working on basic science as well as clinical research in the field of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Together we aim to act as a platform for social interactions and as a support group in career development. We also actively bring together the different people at the institute, encouraging the communication between administration, group leaders, PhD students, scientific staff and postdocs. If you have any suggestions for our group, we would be more than happy to listen.  more
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
As a postdoc researcher, TUM offers you an inspiring and well-established research environment. Our aim is to support postdocs in advancing their research. We want to make sure that you profit from the research groups and infrastructure that TUM offers. In this regard, the TUM Talent Factory – as the first contact point for postdocs – provides our young scientists with attractive options: Family Service, qualified assistance when applying for external funds, and further training and careers programs.
Feel free to contact us at or sign up for our TUM Postdoc Newsletter! more
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