Full-Time PhD Positions at the IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

  • Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2017 - 23:33
  • By: OCHIS

Job Description

Apply now to join our PhD program in the life sciences, offered by the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in conjunction with the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen.

The special feature of our program is its emphasis on interdisciplinary interactions. We want to train the next generation of scientists to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline. Research fields covered include:

  • Biophysics

  • Biochemistry and structural biology

  • Bioinformatics and computational biology

  • Molecular and cellular biology

  • Developmental biology and genetics

  • Genomics and proteomics

  • Microbiome science

  • Evolutionary biology and ecology


  1. Applicants should hold, or expect to hold, a degree in natural or computer science from a Masters, Diplom or equivalent program. In very rare cases, exceptionally talented students holding only a Bachelors degree may be admitted to the IMPRS.

  2. GRE:Verbal 152,Quant 155

  3. If you have TOEFL scores, these cannot replace the GRE scores, but can be submitted in addition.


  • Cutting-edge research projects and excellent facilities

  • Fully funded positions for up to 4 years

  • Supporting curriculum with many optional courses

  • International environment with English as the working language

  • Personal assistance for your move to Tuebingen

Further information

More information and online application at www.imprs.tuebingen.mpg.de

Application Procedure

Online application 2017

Our online application period will open for new applications on January 1, 2017.


26 February 2017 (midnight CET). Hints for the application


A four-day interview and discussion period will be held during April 24-27, 2017. Successful applicants will receive their invitation within 4 weeks of the application deadline. Travel expenses are reimbursed and free accommodation provided. Assistance with visa and travel arrangements is available.


Successful candidates will receive an offer by May 5, 2017 and must reply by May 12, 2017.

Starting Date

New PhD students should be ready to join the school at the beginning of September 2017. An earlier start (July/August 2016) is possible if the PhD advisor is in agreement.