Exciting PhD Student Positions at IMPRS for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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  • Published date: September 19, 2017
  • Modified date: September 19, 2017
    • Munich, Bavaria, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences: From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for competitive PhD student positions. IMPRS-LS brings together two renowned Max Planck Institutes, the MPI of Biochemistry and the MPI of Neurobiology as well as two leading partner-universities, the LMU and TUM, to deliver first class training for the world‘s most promising young scientists.

Situated in an outstanding research environment at the life science campus in Munich-Martinsried, the school’s research activities center around three distinct but well-connected research branches: Our students and their supervisors strive to uncover molecular mechanisms regulating biological processes, analyze the resulting complex biological systems and decipher the intricate network of neural circuits leading to corresponding behavioral responses.

More than 60 distinguished group leaders actively participate in the PhD program and offer challenging and cutting-edge PhD projects in the following areas:
• Biophysics & Bio-imaging
• Computational & Systems Biology
• Gene Regulation & DNA Biology
• Circuit Neuroscience & Neurodegeneration
• Protein Structure & Protein Folding
• Signaling & Immunology

Our truly international students enjoy dedicated training workshops, world-class research facilities and supervision from faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields. Combined with a focus on early independence in research, our PhD program ensures those aiming for a successful career in science have the very best starting platform.

The cosmopolitan city of Munich is at the forefront of scientific research in Germany and, situated in the heart of Bavaria, uniquely combines tradition with the modern age.

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, neurosciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology or a related discipline.
Outstanding candidates with a first class BSc degree (or equivalent degree) are welcome to apply for the fast track option.
For more information, eligibility criteria and online application please visit our website: www.imprs-ls.de

Application is open NOW. Closing date for application is November 15, 2017. Accepted candidates may start research projects as early as March 2018 but no later than October 2018.

We offer YOU:
• Excellent career opportunities in a competitive research environment
• A structured PhD program organized by Munich-based Max Planck Institutes and Universities
• State-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research projects
• Individual supervision from research scientists who are leaders in their respective fields
• An English speaking PhD program in an international setting
• Generous funding (provided to all accepted international and German students)
We are looking for:
• Talented, creative and enthusiastic doctoral students from all over the world with a strong passion for basic science

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