PhD positions at the IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology Friedrich Miescher Laboratory Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen
International Max Planck Research School "From Molecules to Organisms"
Germany Tuebingen


PhD positions are available in fields spanning the life sciences: bioinformatics and computational biology; biophysics; structural biology and biochemistry; molecular biology and cell biology; developmental biology and genetics; microbiology and microbiome science, evolution and ecology. These positions are offered by the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “From Molecules to Organisms”, based in Tuebingen, Germany.

Our program provides an interdisciplinary environment for doctoral research in the life sciences. We want to endow the next generation of scientists with the skills and knowledge to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline. The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology runs the program in conjunction with the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen.

We offer:
• Cutting-edge research projects and excellent facilities
• Full funding through doctoral scholarships
• Supporting curriculum with many optional courses
• International environment with English as the working language
• Personal assistance for your move to Tuebingen

More information and online application at


Basic qualification: an excellent University degree (obtained or pending), at Masters level or equivalent, in the life sciences or a related discipline.
In addition, applicants should possess skills and knowledge matching the proposed area of doctoral research, a high motivation and passion for research, and an excellent standard of spoken and written English.
GRE General Test scores are required from applicants with degrees obtained outside the European Higher Education Area.
Anyone - female or male, any nationality or background - who meets our academic requirements is encouraged to apply.

Start date

September 01, 2019

How to Apply

To join in Summer/Fall 2019, please apply online at
Application deadline: February 15, 2019


Sarah Danes, IMPRS Coordinator