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The Max Planck Society (MPG) was awarded the audit certificate of berufundfamilie Service GmbH and the non-profit-making Hertie Foundation for the fourth time in a row on 15 March 2016 (after 2006, 2009 and 2012).The award recognizes the establishment of family-friendly personnel policy in the MPG and its institutes, as well as the wide range of support programs for the reconciliation of family and work.

Audit Work and Family

The Max Planck Society (MPG) was awarded the audit certificate of berufundfamilie Service GmbH and the non-profit-making Hertie Foundation for the fourth time in a row on 15 March 2016 (after 2006, 2009 and 2012).

The award recognizes the establishment of family-friendly personnel policy in the MPG and its institutes, as well as the wide range of support programs for the reconciliation of family and work.
The MPI-IE is a member of the Freiburg-based family-friendly companies network (FNFU). The network is a alliance of companies, that recognize a family-friendly personnel poliy as an important locational factor and as an core of modern corporate culture.

Freiburger Netzwerk Familienbewusste Unternehmen (FNFU)

The MPI-IE is a member of the Freiburg-based family-friendly companies network (FNFU). The network is a alliance of companies, that recognize a family-friendly personnel poliy as an important locational factor and as an core of modern corporate culture.

Please note: Members of the institute find more information on all offers in the intranet.

Equal Opportunities

Work and Family

The compatibility of work, research and family is a central concern of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. The institute’s management, its group leaders, the personnel department and the Gender Equality Officer all work hand in hand to address this concern. Various offerings and programs should provide (expectant) parents with all the necessary information and support during this major life change. These offerings notably include childcare services and flexible working hours.

In this way, the MPI-IE supports its employees during pregnancy and also advises them on various offerings from both the institute and the MPG. In addition to the offer of a six-month contract extension for female scientists during pregnancy and childbirth, there is also an offer of additional childcare subsidies during business trips and professional development opportunities.

Furthermore, the institute offers numerous care options for the next generation. In addition to the daycare center “Little Scientists”, which is in the immediate vicinity of the institute, a parent-child room and a laboratory for expectant and nursing mothers are among the institute’s important offerings. There is also a framework agreement with the family services company pme to provide child- and eldercare.

Offerings at a Glance

The MPI-IE offers childcare in the immediate vicinity of the institute. The facility is managed by Concept Maternel, a company which runs several other daycare centers and a primary school in Freiburg. “Little Scientists” has 10 nursery and 20 preschool spaces.

Child care facility “Little Scientists”

The MPI-IE offers childcare in the immediate vicinity of the institute. The facility is managed by Concept Maternel, a company which runs several other daycare centers and a primary school in Freiburg. “Little Scientists” has 10 nursery and 20 preschool spaces.

The MPI-IE offers all employees with children a well-equipped parent-child room where employees can bring their children to work when necessary.

Parent-child working room

The MPI-IE offers all employees with children a well-equipped parent-child room where employees can bring their children to work when necessary.
The well-being of expectant and nursing mothers as well as their children is an important responsibility for the institute. For that reason, the MPI-IE offers a special laboratory that meets the specific safety requirements of pregnant and nursing employees.

Laboratory for Expectant and Nursing Mothers

The well-being of expectant and nursing mothers as well as their children is an important responsibility for the institute. For that reason, the MPI-IE offers a special laboratory that meets the specific safety requirements of pregnant and nursing employees.
In cooperation with pme, a family services company, the MPI-IE offers its employees free placement services for various childcare possibilities: daycare, pre-school, daycare for sick children, holiday camps and many more.

Family service

In cooperation with pme, a family services company, the MPI-IE offers its employees free placement services for various childcare possibilities: daycare, pre-school, daycare for sick children, holiday camps and many more.

Research successfully at Max-Planck – also with a baby. This pilot project from the Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Foundation grants young MPG researchers a financial contribution towards monthly childcare expenses.

Childcare subsidy for infants

Research successfully at Max-Planck – also with a baby. This pilot project from the Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Foundation grants young MPG researchers a financial contribution towards monthly childcare expenses.

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