The International Max Planck Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology (IMPRS-CMB) is inviting applications form talented and motivated PhD candidates from around the world. The IMPRS-CMB is a joint program between the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (MPI-MP), the Technical University (TU) Dortmund, the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

Study areas:

Biochemistry: biophysics • cancer biology • cell biology • chemical biology • drug discovery • molecular biology • network biology • stem cell biology • structural biology • synthetic biology • systems biology

Topics and methods on offer include:

Bacterial toxins • cell signaling • cellular stress • chemical synthesis • cryo-electron microscopy • genetic engineering • identification of small molecule targets • neurodegenerative diseases • organelles and interorganelle communication • phase transition • post-translational modifications • protein-rna interaction • proteostasis • small molecule modulators • stem cell differentiation and renewal • ultrastructure of muscles


  • Candidates are expected to have excellent academic scores, prior research experience but most importantly commitment and enthusiasm to face the many challenges of a PhD project.
  • Applicants must hold (or expect to hold prior to the start of their PhD) a University Master Degree in one of the following disciplines (or a related field): Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Applicant must possess good command of spoken and written English. Formal proof of English proficiency (such as TOEFL, IELTS) is not mandatory but recommended.


  • fully-funded PhD positions,
  • an international and exciting working atmosphere,
  • state-of-the-art research facilities,
  • an integrated training program that includes lectures, advanced scientific workshops, complementary skill courses and career development activities,
  • a mentoring program to guide and promote young scientists

How to apply:

  • apply online
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International Max Planck Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology (IMPRS-CMB)

Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Engineering, Biology
Fellowship amount Fully-funded
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 13 April 2020

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  • Address Germany
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