Fully Funded PhD Student Positions | Life Sciences
The Graduate School
The International Max Planck Research School IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms” is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen, the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany.
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “From Molecules to Organisms” provides excellent interdisciplinary training across the disciplines of structural, molecular, cellular and developmental biology as well as bioinformatics, genomics and evolutionary biology.
We aim to endow the next generation of scientists with the knowledge and skills to study complex biological processes, which cannot be adequately understood within the limits of single disciplines, in the context of entire organisms.
IMPRS PhD students tackle research projects bridging the gap from molecules to living organisms. Transcending the boundaries of traditional life science disciplines, methodologies and scientific approaches from different fields are combined to address topics inaccessible by isolated research areas.
You can find out more about the IMPRS Faculty members and all available projects on our webpage.
To be eligible to apply you need
- An excellent University degree (obtained or pending) at Masters level in the life sciences or a related discipline. All prior degree work must be finished before the PhD start date (late 2022/early 2023).
- The skills and knowledge matching your proposed area of doctoral research
- To be able to demonstrate a high level of written and spoken English.
- To have strong motivation to work in international teams and a passion for research
- GRE General Test or GATE scores are required from applicants with degrees obtained outside the European Higher Education Area
- Excellent research facilities
- A fully funded research position (payment level according to E13 65% TVöD Bund). The salary includes all mandatory social insurance contributions for healthcare, unemployment, and retirement benefits
- Tailored support from your advisor and a thesis advisory committee
- Opportunities to visit international meetings to present your work
- Core and optional development opportunities to improve your scientific and transferable skills
- Multicultural environment with English as the working language
- Apply online by 5 September 2022
- Interviews will be held in November 2022
- Selected applicants will join the IMPRS late 2022 / early 2023
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society strives to increase diversity in all scientific fields. We particularly welcome applications from persons with backgrounds that have so far been underrepresented in science and research with regard to gender, age, professional and cultural background, family situation, sexual orientation, and nationality.