International Max Planck Research School for Molecules of Life (IMPRS-ML)

Upcoming PhD Positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Molecules of Life in Autumn 2024

2024-07-01 (Europe/Berlin)
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More information for the new call-out will come up during Autumn 2024. Stay tuned!

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecules of Life (IMPRS-ML) will have an open call for fully-funded PhD student positions in the areas of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, cell biology, systems biology, and computational biology in Autumn 2024. We are looking for outstanding graduates from all over the world to join our network of passionate young scientists in one of Europe's most attractive cities.

What we have to offer:

  • Excellent career opportunities in a vibrant international research community.
  • A structured PhD program created by Munich-based Max Planck Institutes and Universities with English as the main language.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research projects.
  • Individual supervision and mentoring by world-leading scientists.
  • Full funding for international and German students, with no tuition fees and additional funding for scientific trainings and internships.

Join Our Community

The strongest asset of our graduate program is our vivid and international research community. IMPRS-ML brings together two renowned Max Planck Institutes, the MPI of Biochemistry and the MPI for Biological Intelligence, as well as two leading partner universities, the LMU and TUM, to deliver first-class training for the world’s most promising young scientists.

At IMPRS-ML, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our research groups focus on exploring the structure, function, and dynamics of biomolecules. They investigate how and where these molecules interact in biological systems to generate appropriate responses to environmental cues. 

More than 30 distinguished and internationally recognized group leaders actively participate in the PhD program and offer challenging and cutting-edge research projects in the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Bio-imaging
  • Computational Biology
  • Gene Regulation
  • Immunology
  • Protein Structure
  • Signaling
  • Systems Biology

IMPRS-ML - A Structured PhD Program for Future Leaders in Science

IMPRS-ML provides comprehensive scientific training in a superb and vibrant research environment with state-of-the-art facilities to students aiming for a successful career in science. Our doctoral researchers work within international teams of scientists in an interdisciplinary setting with extensive access to expertise and support. Seminars, summer schools, elective courses, career development training and participation in international conferences supplement laboratory work.

We invite highly qualified candidates with a strong commitment to basic science to apply.

Applicants should hold an MSc (or equivalent degree) with a strong background in biological sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology or a related discipline.

Outstanding candidates with a first-class BSc degree (or equivalent degree) are eligible to apply for the fast-track option.

For more information, eligibility criteria and online application please visit our website:

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