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Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology PhD Fellowship Program 2018, Germany


January 07, 2018

Opportunity Cover Image - Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology PhD Fellowship Program 2018, Germany


Exceptional research, scientific training and mentoring at the cutting edge - the MPI-CBG and its International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology - IMPRS-CellDevoSys are a great place for ambitious, curious and independent minds who want to earn a PhD in life sciences, computer science, or physics, and who aim at becoming a future leader in science. 

In a nutshell, the IMPRS features:

  • merging systems biology with cell and developmental biology approaches to elucidate the central question "How do cells form tissue?”
  • Independence, freedom and state-of-the-art facilities supporting you in ground-breaking thesis projects
  • exemplary conditions in a highly attractive and inspiring environment
  • a vivid and international network.

All PhD students at MPI-CBG are members of the IMPRS-CellDevoSys. Apply if you are enthusiastic and passionate for interdisciplinary science and research, and wish to become part of our challenging research endeavour!

Eligibility Requirements

We seek applications from talented and creative young scientists who are curious by nature and hunger for new solutions under our research mission. Successful candidates possess a burning ambition to shape the future of science and the ability to thrive in a highly competitive, interdisciplinary environment.

We expect truly excellent prior academic performance and research experience. Successful candidates exhibit potential to conduct challenging, top-notch research towards a PhD degree. Distinctive proficiency in textbook scientific knowledge is essential. Enthusiasm and collegiality are also vital.


Admission is based solely on prior scientific qualifications and future potential. This ensures the recruitment of only the highest qualified candidates in a fair and transparent manner.

Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving, a Master’s Degree in Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or Engineering before taking up PhD thesis work. Applicants holding an excellent BSc degree are also welcome to apply, given that independent research and a written thesis is part of the curriculum.

As English is the working language of the program, applicants should demonstrate a high level of spoken and written English proficiency. We recommend including TOEFL or IELTS results with your application if available.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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November 10, 2017


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