Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock (directions and map) investigates the structure and dynamics of populations. The Institute’s researchers explore issues of political relevance, such as demographic change, aging, fertility, and the redistribution of work over the life course, as well as aspects of evolutionary biology and medicine. The MPIDR is one of the largest demographic research bodies in Europe, and is a worldwide leader in the study of populations. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research organization.


Jobs & Fellowships

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, seeks qualified people for a number of positions. Applicants should have a background in demography or a related field in the social or biological sciences, mathematics or statistics. Staff will be recruited internationally solely on the basis of qualification. Applications from women and persons with disabilities are encouraged. The Institute is bilingual (German and English) with most publications in English.

How to apply

Send your CV and a letter describing your research interests and which position you are applying for to the Institute or send an e-mail to

Announcements for other positions will be issued in due course, posted to this site and published in Die Zeit, Nature, Science, The Economist, and other publications.

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