The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS)

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS)

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) is jointly conducted by the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in cooperation with the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and the Technical University Munich. The school offers an international PhD program in life sciences covering areas of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular medicine, neurobiology and structural biology. The 3 year program, entirely taught in English, provides comprehensive scientific training in a superb and vibrant research environment with state of the art facilities and cutting edge research projects. The doctoral degree will be awarded by one of the two Munich universities both of which are amongst the highest ranking universities in Germany.

Students can specialize in one of five major disciplines that form parallel but interlinked tracts thereby creating an interdisciplinary context to promote the ability of cross-frontier thinking. Laboratory work will be supplemented by seminars, summer schools, elective courses, training in soft skills and participation in international conferences.

Applicants should hold a MSc (or an equivalent degree) in biological sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, medicine or a related discipline. A one year preparatory program is available to a limited number of outstanding applicants with a Bachelor's degree allowing a fast track path towards a doctoral degree.

Fellowships are available to German and international students. Candidates will be selected on a competitive basis.

Deadline for application is January 15

Selection will be completed by April 15; classes will commence October 1. Accepted candidates may start their research projects as early as May each year.

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