Fully-funded PhD positions
We are committed to meet today’s challenges in biology and medicine and realize that excellent science requires outstanding researchers. If you aspire to be one of them – welcome to the MDC!
Calls for PhD candidates open in Spring and Fall each year (usually around May for Fall recruitment, and in November for Spring recruitment).
Applicants are required to hold a university degree equivalent to a Master Degree (MSc), including a research thesis in biology, biotechnology, medicine, molecular medicine, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or some related field.
Applicants still studying should anticipate receiving their degree not later than 6 months after the interview date.
Required MSc final grade is ≥75%, or German score of at least 'good' (<2,5 of 5)
Applicants shall at the time of interview be in the first four years of their research careers (master degree obtained not later than 4 years ago) andshould not have a doctoral degree already, according to the European Commission's definition of early-stage researchers.
Language skills: Applicants need to have a good command of written and spoken English, while German language skills are not required. English proficiency tests for non-native speakers are recommended (such as TOEFL test with a score of 95+ (internet-based), 240+ (computer-based) or 587+ (paper-based), IELTS certificate with a bandscore 7.0+, or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)), however, the language proficiency certificates are not a requirement for the application.
Please note that candidates who have previously been invited for interviews, will not be considered for further interview.
In the application process, applicants having completed their university degree must upload a scanned copy of the certificate, as well as transcripts, including marked coursework from university. Students still enrolled in their university program must upload a provisional certificate stating the already obtained examination marks.
MDC Master students and MDC interns
MDC Master students and MDC interns who have been working or registered at the MDC for longer than 3 months during the 2 years prior the MDC PhD interview week, are not eligible to apply to the International MDC Program. Instead, they are considered internal students and may apply for Internal PhD fellowship positions (internal access only).
Short-term interns who have been working or registered at the MDC for less than 3 months prior to the interview week are eligible to apply to the International PhD program, if they apply to a different research group.
Short-term interns (less than 3 months) who wish to join the research group they have been affiliated before are not eligible for the International PhD Program and are recommended to apply for an Internal PhD fellowship position.
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