PhD positions (m/f/d) | International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund

Job Code: 42/2023

Job Offer from September 07, 2023

The International Max Planck Research School for Living Matter: from molecules to dynamics (IMPRS-LM) in Dortmund, Germany, is looking for talented and motivated PhD candidates of all nationalities to carry out novel projects in the following research areas: BIOCHEMISTRY • BIOPHYSICS • CANCER BIOLOGY • CELL BIOLOGY • CHEMICAL BIOLOGY • DRUG DISCOVERY • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY • NETWORK BIOLOGY • STEM CELL BIOLOGY • STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY • SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY • SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

Application Deadline: October 19th 2023. 

The IMPRS-LM is a joint PhD 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), and it is located in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area, a vibrant, open and multicultural region in Germany.


Our goal is to provide the best environment for committed and enthusiastic students to pursue their graduate studies and develop into independent and creative researchers.

Successful applicants will join one of the many independent research groups affiliated to the program and, while focusing on one project, will be exposed to a broad field of scientific questions in the area of Life Science.

A key feature of modern Life Science is the absence of strict boundaries between the traditional disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We teach our students the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and give them the tools necessary to navigate the complex landscape of modern Life Science.

Our Offer

  • fully-funded PhD positions (work contracts with social benefits)
  • dedicated mentors to guide and promote young scientists
  • an international and exciting working atmosphere
  • state-of-the-art research facilities
  • an English-speaking training program that includes lectures, advanced scientific workshops, transferable skill courses and career development activities


Interested candidates should hold (or expect to hold prior to the start of their PhD) a M.Sc. (or an equivalent degree) in Biology, Biochemistry, Life Science, (Bio-)Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Computer Science or related fields.

How to Apply

For more information about the program, the application process and the list of research group leaders currently offering positions, please visit us at . 

Additional Information

The Max Planck Society (Max Planck Gesellschaft – MPG) is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Furthermore, the MPG strives to foster an inclusive culture and diversity within its workforce. Therefore, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, skin color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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