PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology

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 theUniversity of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). All four institutes are closely connected and located in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area, a vibrant, open and multicultural region in Germany. 

The program was established over 15 years ago and has continuously provided high quality training in the field of life sciences combined with a collaborative, interdisciplinary and young environment, where students can lay the foundations for their future career.

Activities and responsibilities

The IMPRS in Chemical and Molecular Biology (IMPRS-CMB) provides an amazing environment for young, talented and ambitious scientists to start an academic career in the field of life sciences.
As a graduate student, you will join a top-level research group and you will have the chance to carry out an exciting and novel project with access to state-of-the-art facilities and world class experts.
The goal of the IMPRS-CMB is to support students in their projects by providing the tools for them to learn experimental methods, as well as rigorous scientific thinking and scientific communication.

Qualification profile

The International Max Planck Research School in Chemical and Molecular Biology (IMPRS-CMB) is looking for talented and motivated PhD candidates of all nationalities with an interest in
 
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

We expect excellent academic scores, prior research experience but most importantly commitment and enthusiasm to face the many challenges of a PhD project.
The Max Planck Society is committed to offer equal opportunities irrespective of gender, nationality or disabilities of the applicants.

Benefits

We offer:
  • 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 

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For more information and to apply, please visit us at www.imprs-cmb.mpg.de

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About International Max Planck Researck School in Chemical and Molecular Biology

The IMPRS-CMB is a joint PhD Program between the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, the Technical University Dortmund, the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen. All four institutes are located in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area of Germany, an extremely vibrant and culturally interconnected region.

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