Researcher Support

The Researcher Support Team (RST) sits at the center of the vibrant, international and inspiring community of early career researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory. The RST provides coordinated comprehensive and professional support for PhD students, postdocs and for our faculty. We offer a range of information, advice and support to aid the researchers at the MPI and FML at each stage of their career.

Support for PhD Students

We are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your PhD and fulfill your potential as a researcher. We assist PhD students from application to defense.
All our PhD students are part of a structured PhD Program and benefit from a large network of fellow PhD students from all over the world.
To support our PhD students in making the most of their PhD and to develop the personal and professional skills essential for interdisciplinary research (but also many other future careers) the RST provides a structured training and development program for the PhD students in their first 3 years and a host of further development opportunities, especially with a focus on career development, for students in all years of their PhD.

Support for Postdocs

Pursuing your postdoc at our institute means working in a supportive, interdisciplinary and stimulating research environment. We also offer a number of development opportunities to help you excel in your current role and prepare for the next stage of your career path.

Support for International Staff

The International Office Managers support all current and incoming international researchers. They help you to handle the burdens of bureaucracy in order to enable you to concentrate on your research career from the very beginning.
Support for international researchers begins during the recruitment process and continues throughout the time researchers are at the institute. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, help regarding visas and residency permits, information on living in Tübingen and Germany and assistance regarding banking, careers, job hunting, childcare, pensions, taxes, wages and other bureaucratic matters.

Personal and Professional Development Opportunities

Personal and professional development forms an important part of your PhD and postdoc experience. The RST, in collaboration with other services, offers a program of free workshops and events for our PhD students and postdocs to enable you to get the most out of your research activities and your careers at the MPI/FML and beyond.

Alejandra Duque
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Susan Jones
International Office Manager
Ines Müller
International Office Manager
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Jeanette Müller
Head of RST
Jonas Müller
Sibylle Patheiger
PhD Program Coordinator
Elisabeth Weir
Postdoc Coordinator
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