PhD positions | IMPRS for Living Matter

Young Researchers Dortmund
Structural and Cell Biology Physiology Chemistry

Job Code: 15/2021

Job Offer from March 29, 2021

PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter (formerly International Max Planck Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology), Dortmund, Germany.

The International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter: from molecules to dynamics (IMPRS-LM) is looking for talented and motivated PhD candidates of all nationalities to carry out novel projects in the following research areas:

Biochemistry • Biophysics • Cancer Biology• Cell Biology • Chemical Biology • Drug Discovery • Molecular Biology • Network Biology • Stem Cell Biology • Structural Biology • Synthetic Biology • Systems Biology

We expect excellent academic scores, prior research experience but most importantly commitment and enthusiasm to face the many challenges of a PhD project.

The IMPRS-LM is a joint PhD program between the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (MPI-MP), the Technical University (TU) Dortmund, the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), and it is located in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area, a vibrant, open and multicultural region in Germany.

The collaboration between the four institutes started already in 2002 with the inauguration of the first graduate program called International Max Planck Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology (IMPRS-CMB). Building on the experience established over the past 18 years with the IMPRS-CMB, the new IMPRS-LM offers an international, interdisciplinary and modern PhD program combined with a collaborative and young environment, where students can lay the foundations for their future career.

We want to train a new generation of scientists that are passionate about biology, that would like to understand the chemistry at the basis of life and that are fascinated, like physicists, by the dynamic behaviour of living matter through time and space.

We offer:

  • fully-funded PhD positions (competitive salaries with social benefits)
  • an international and exciting working atmosphere
  • state-of-the-art research facilities
  • an integrated training program that includes lectures, advanced scientific workshops, complementary skill courses and career development activities
  • a mentoring program to guide and promote young scientists

Interested students should hold (or expect to hold prior to the start of their PhD) a M.Sc. (or an equivalent degree) in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science, (Bio-)Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Computer Science or related fields.


For more information and to apply, please visit us on our IMPR website.

Application Deadline: April 25th 2021.

The Max Planck Society strives to ensure a workplace that embraces diversity and provides equal opportunities irrespective of gender, nationality or disabilities of the applicants. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

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