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Fellowship programs that offer funding for independent postdoctoral research projects in biology
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If you have suggestions of fellowship programs to add, let me know: <dieter_lukas@eva.mpg.de>
The seeds of this were planted by
Corina Logan
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For other resources see my website:dieterlukas.strikingly.com
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I also have a blogpost where I describe how independent fellowships can fit into an academic career
https://dieterlukas.github.io/academiccareer.html
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These funding opportunities have been integrated by eLife Ambassadors into this platform
https://ecrcentral.org
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Harvard University has an online "Guide to Postdoctoral Fellowships", including a searchable database
https://gsas.harvard.edu/financial-support/fellowships
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Allison Barner has put together a similar database for fellowships in ecology
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cHkWrbvNrRdhJL9Z8ucgBZ2HSts2GPA_yozbQPl_x_8/edit#gid=0
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Medical Research fellowships (curated at John Hopkins University)
https://research.jhu.edu/funding-opportunities/postdoctoral/
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ProFellow is a free managed website with >700 fellowships (sign-up needed)
https://www.profellow.com/
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I am going through this list occasionally to update the information - please check the links for up-to-date details and see whether opportunities are still active
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Name of FellowshipFunder
Nationality of Applicant
Host country
Years since PhD
Duration (yrs)
Link
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Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral FellowshipDeakin UniversityWorldwideAustralia<42
http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/support-for-researchers/find-funding/deakin-university-funding/adprf-2018
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Discovery FellowshipsAustralian Research CouncilWorldwideAustralia<53
http://www.arc.gov.au/fellowships-or-awards
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Future FellowshipsAustralian Research CouncilWorldwideAustralia5-104
http://www.arc.gov.au/fellowships-or-awards
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Laureate FellowshipsAustralian Research CouncilWorldwideAustraliaNo rule5
http://www.arc.gov.au/fellowships-or-awards
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Endeavor Research FellowshipAustralian GovernmentWorldwideAustraliaNo rule2
https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Endeavour%20program/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Pages/default.aspx
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Endeavor Research FellowshipAustralian GovernmentAustraliaWorldwideNo rule0.5
https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Endeavour%20program/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Pages/default.aspx
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Prospect FellowshipForrest Research Foundation
Australia/New Zealand
Australia<21.5
https://www.forrestresearch.org.au/prospect-fellowships/
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John Stocker Postdoctoral FellowshipScience and Industry Endowment FundNot activeAustraliaNot activeNot active
http://www.sief.org.au/FundingActivities/Promotion-of-Science.html
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Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of QueenslandWorldwideAustralia<63
http://www.uq.edu.au/research/research-management/uq-fellowships
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Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of SidneyWorldwideAustralia<63
http://sydney.edu.au/research/join-us/university-of-sydney-fellowship-scheme.html
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Early Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of CurtinWorldwideAustralia<54
http://research.curtin.edu.au/conduct/research-fellowships/
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Senior Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of CurtinWorldwideAustralia>54
http://research.curtin.edu.au/conduct/research-fellowships/
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Curtin Indigenous Early FellowshipUniversity of Curtin
Australian Indigenous
Australia<54
http://research.curtin.edu.au/conduct/research-fellowships/
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Curtin Indigenous Senior FellowshipUniversity of Curtin
Australian Indigenous
Australia>54
http://research.curtin.edu.au/conduct/research-fellowships/
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Postdoctoral FellowshipMacquarie UniversityWorldwideAustralia<33
http://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-opportunities-at-macquarie/funding-fellowships-and-partnerships/internal_funding/mq-research-fellowships
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Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of GriffithWorldwideAustralia<32
https://www.griffith.edu.au/research/research-services/research-grants/funding-opportunities/internal-grants
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Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of VictoriaNot activeAustraliaNot activeNot active
https://www.vu.edu.au/researchers/research-lifecycle/grants-funding/vu-grants-funding-schemes/postdoctoral-fellowships-scheme
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Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Postdoctoral Research
University of Victoria
Australian Indigenous
AustraliaNo rule4
https://www.vu.edu.au/researchers/research-lifecycle/grants-funding/vu-grants-funding-schemes/postdoctoral-fellowships-scheme
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Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of WollogongWorldwideAustralia<53
http://www.uow.edu.au/research/rso/grants/vcfellowships/index.html
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McKenzie Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of MelbourneWorldwideAustralia<31
https://sites.research.unimelb.edu.au/research-funding/internal/mckenzie-fellowship
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Melbourne Career InterruptionUniversity of MelbourneWorldwideAustraliaNo rule1
http://research.unimelb.edu.au/work-with-us/funding/internal/melbourne-research-fellowships
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Vice-Chancellor Postdoctoral FellowshipRMIT UniversityWorldwideAustralia<53
http://www.rmit.edu.au/research/research-expertise/our-reputation/people/outstanding-research-fellowship-schemes/vice-chancellors-postdoctoral-fellowships
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Chancellor Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of Technology SidneyWorldwideAustralia<54
http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/future-researchers/future-research-staff/chancellors-postdoctoral-fellowships
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Scientia FellowshipUNSW SidneyWorldwideAustraliaNo rule4
https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/?interest=fellowships
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International FellowshipFlinders UniversityWorldwideAustraliaNo rule0.3
http://www.flinders.edu.au/research/researcher-support/grants-contracts/search/internal-schemes.cfm
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Re-entry FellowshipFlinders UniversityWorldwideAustraliaNo rule1
http://www.flinders.edu.au/research/researcher-support/grants-contracts/search/internal-schemes.cfm
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Postdoctoral FellowshipUniversity of New EnglandWorldwideAustralia<53
https://www.une.edu.au/research/ethics-and-grants/funding-opportunities/une-postdoctoral-fellowships
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Australia to USAAmerican Australian AssociationUSAAustralia<51
http://www.americanaustralian.org/?page=Fellowships
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USA to Australia FellowshipAmerican Australian AssociationAustraliaUSA<51
http://www.americanaustralian.org/?page=Fellowships
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Centenary FellowshipCSLAustraliaAustralia3-85
http://www.csl.com.au/centenary/fellowships.htm
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Lise Meitner ProgramAustrian Science FundOutside AustriaAustriaNo rule2
http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/meitner-programme/
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Postdoctoral FellowshipKonrad Lorenz InstituteWorldwideAustria<81
http://www.kli.ac.at/fellowships/description
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Postdoctoral scholarshipIIASAWorldwideAustriaNo rule2
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/postdocs.html
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IST PlusInstitute of Science and TechnologyWorldwideAustriaNo rule2
http://ist.ac.at/research/postdoctoral-research/istplus/
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VIP2 Postdoc ProgramVienna BioCenterWorldwideAustriaNo rule3
https://training.vbc.ac.at/post-docs/vip2-post-doc-program/applications/
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Postdoctoral scholarshipResearch Foundation FlandersWorldwideBelgium<33
http://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowship/
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Postdoctoral scholarshipUniversite Catholique LouvainNot activeBelgiumNot activeNot active
https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/ipsy/actualites/mobilite-move-in-louvain.html
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Postdoctoral scholarshipFNRSWorldwideBelgiumNo rule3
http://www.fnrs.be/en/index.php/funding/mandates/postdoctoral-researchers
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FAPESP Postdoctoral scholarshipState of Sao PauloWorldwideBrazil<72
http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427
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Visiting ResearcherScience without BordersOutside BrazilBrazilNo rule3
http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf-eng/opportunities-for-individuals-from-abroad
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Postdoctoral FellowshipWorld Academy of Science
Other developing country
BrazilNo rule1
https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-cnpq-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme
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Visiting ResearcherNSERCOutside CanadaCanada<51
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/Laboratories-Laboratoires/index_eng.asp
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Postdoctoral Fellowship ProgramLiber Ero Conservation ProgramWorldwideCanadaNo rule2
http://liberero.ca
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Banting Postdoc FellowshipGovernment of CanadaWorldwideCanada<42
http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca
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Industry-based Research FellowshipMitacs ElevateWorldwideCanada<52
https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate#postdoc
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Killam Laureate Postdoc FellowshipDalhousie UniversityWorldwideCanada<22
https://www.dal.ca/dept/killam-laureates/how-to-apply/postdoctoral-fellowships.html
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Killam Postdoc FellowshipUniv British ColumbiaWorldwideCanada<22
https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/award/killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship
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Biodiversity Research Center FellowsUniv British ColumbiaWorldwideCanadaNo rule2
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/research/ppostdoc.html
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Postdoctoral FellowshipFRNT QuebecCanadianCanada<23
http://www.frqnt.gouv.qc.ca/en/bourses-et-subventions/consulter-les-programmes-remplir-une-demande/bourse/postdoctoral-research-scholarship-uq9pynkq1466532303899
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Ecology & Evolution Postdoctoral FellowsUniversity of TorontoWorldwideCanadaNo rule2
http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/about-us/employment/postdocs/eebpostdoc.htm?
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Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program​University of TorontoWorldwideCanada<52
https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/awards/provosts-postdoctoral-fellowship-program%E2%80%8B/
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Concurso Fondecyt de PostdoctoradoANIDWorldwideChileNo rule2-3
https://www.anid.cl/concursos/concurso/?id=281
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International Young Scientist CallNational Natural Science Foundation of ChinaWorldwideChinaAge <402
http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab87/info53732.htm
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Presidential Post-doctoral FellowshipThe University of Hong KongWorldwideChina<23
https://www.hku.hk/research/hku-ppf.html
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RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeUniversity Grants CommitteeWorldwideChina<33
https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/funding_opport/pdfs/nomination.html
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AIAS FellowshipsAarhus Institute of Advanced StudiesWorldwideDenmark2-103
http://aias.au.dk/aias-fellowships/
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Postdoctoral FellowshipCarlsberg FoundationWorldwideDenmark<53
http://www.carlsbergfondet.dk/en/Applicant/Apply/Call-and-Guidelines/Postdoctoral-Fellowships-in-Denmark
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Industrial PostdocInnovationsfondenWorldwideDenmark<53
https://innovationsfonden.dk/en/guidelines-industrial-postdoc
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International PostdocLundbeckfondenDenmarkWorldwideNo rule3
https://www.lundbeckfonden.com/en/grants/for-applicants/what-you-can-apply-for/
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PostdocLundbeckfondenWorldwideDenmarkNo rule3
https://www.lundbeckfonden.com/en/grants/for-applicants/what-you-can-apply-for/
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FellowshipLundbeckfondenWorldwideDenmark4-85
https://www.lundbeckfonden.com/en/grants/for-applicants/what-you-can-apply-for/
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Postdoctoral FellowshipNovo NordiskDenmarkWorldwide<54
http://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/content/postdoc-fellowships-research-abroad
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Starting grantEuropean Research CouncilWorldwideEurope2-75
https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants
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Fellowship residencyEuropean Institutes for Advanced StudiesWorldwideEuropeNo rule0.9
http://www.2018-2019.eurias-fp.eu/types-fellowships
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Long term fellowshipsEMBOWorldwideEurope<22
http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/fellowships
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Postdoctoral ResearcherAcademy of FinlandWorldwideFinland<43
http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-now/our-funding-opportunities/
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Academy Research FellowAcademy of FinlandWorldwideFinland3-95
http://www.aka.fi/en/funding/apply-now/our-funding-opportunities/
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PostDoctoral Research abroadSäätiöiden post doc -pooliFinlandWorldwide<4>1
http://www.postdocpooli.fi/?lang=en
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Fellowship GrantsEmil Aaltonen FoundationFinlandFinlandNo rule2
http://www.emilaaltonen.fi/eng.htm
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Personal working grantSakari Alhopuro FoundationWorldwideFinland<72
https://www.sakarialhopuronsaatio.fi/en/grants/grant-applicants.html
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Post-doctoral Study GrantFyssen FondationWorldwideFranceAge <353
http://www.fondationfyssen.fr/en/research-grants/goals-eligibility-conditions/
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Fellowship ProgramInstitute Pasteur ParisUSAFrance<43
http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/scientific-careers/fellowship-program
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Paris Region FellowshipParis RegionWorldwideFranceNo rule2
https://parisregion.eu/parisregionfp.html
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Momentum ProgramCNRSWorldwideFrance<8Not active
http://www.cnrs.fr/en/home/news/2017/momentum.htm
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PRESTIGE programCampus FranceWorldwideFranceNo rule2
https://www.campusfrance.org/en/PRESTIGE-programme-postdoc
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PRESTIGE programCampus FranceFranceWorldwideNo rule1
https://www.campusfrance.org/en/PRESTIGE-programme-postdoc
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Junior Chair of ExcellenceUniversite de ParisWorldwideFrance2-103
https://u-paris.fr/chaires-dexcellence-campagne-2020/
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Senior Chair of ExcellenceUniversite de ParisWorldwideFrance>103
https://u-paris.fr/chaires-dexcellence-campagne-2020/
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Georg Foster FellowshipHumboldt FoundationDeveloping countryGermany<42
https://www.research-in-germany.org/en/research-funding/funding-programmes/avh-georg-forster-research-fellowship-for-postdoctoral-researchers-.html
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Georg Foster Experienced FellowshipHumboldt FoundationDeveloping countryGermany<121.5
https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?status=2&origin=&subjectGrps=&daad=&q=&page=7&detail=10000129
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Humboldt Research FellowshipsHumboldt FoundationOutside GermanyGermany<42
https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html
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Humboldt Research Experienced FellowshipsHumboldt FoundationOutside GermanyGermany<121.5
https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?status=2&origin=&subjectGrps=&daad=&q=&page=7&detail=10000169
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Sofja Kovalevskaja AwardHumboldt FoundationOutside GermanyGermany<65
https://www.research-in-germany.org/en/research-funding/funding-programmes/avh-sofja-kovalevskaja-award.html
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Research FellowshipsLeibniz-DAADOutside GermanyGermany<21
https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/careers/the-next-generation-of-researchers/
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Postdoc FellowshipMax Planck Research GroupWorldwideGermany<75
https://www.mpg.de/career/max-planck-research-groups