An important aspect of the Max-Planck-UBC-UTokyo collaboration is to give undergraduate UBC and UTokyo students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in research projects in Max-Planck (MP) institutes during a summer job or a Science Coop job. The Max-Planck Society is a world leader in fundamental research sciences running 80 institutes and research units throughout Germany, about a dozen of which are focused on solid state research and materials sciences. In the spirit of the USRA and Coop programs offered at Canadian institutions we invite good students completing the second or higher year to apply for a job at a Max-Planck institute.
An overview of concrete project descriptions is listed here. In addition, the leaders of Max-Planck departments and groups participating in the Max-Planck-UBC- UTokyo Centre are listed under Members whom you can contact for further opportunities. Successful participation in such a job also creates chances for possible later graduate jobs and theses within the MP-UBC-UTokyo collaboration in Max-Planck, UBC and UTokyo groups.
If you want to apply for non-coop summer jobs, please send your application to Aven Bendickson firstname.lastname@example.org
Students interested in a Science Co-op work term at a Max-Planck Institute or in non-coop summer jobs, please contact Masashi Kawasaki email@example.com, Atsushi Fujimori firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions regarding a particular group or job, contact the corresponding group leader. For general scientific inquiries, contact the German Scientific Coordinator of the "MP-UBC-UTokyo Centre" D.Manske@fkf.mpg.de
Your application should include
- a one-page description of your scientific interests, and the name(s) of particular MP group(s) you are interested in, or a concrete job listed at the right
- a curriculum vitae (CV)
- copies of your transcripts
- where available letters of reference from previous supervisors where you did an internship or a summer job.
The selection criteria comprise a convincing description of your interests and CV, your marks and recommendations from previous supervisors, an interview and also the opinion of the prospective supervisor. When accepted for a job, your travel costs and accommodation in Germany will be paid and you will receive a stipend to cover your living expenses while at a Max-Planck Institute.