International PhD Program – Open Call 2021/2022

The IMPRS for Molecular Life Sciences in Munich would like to announce an open call for PhD student positions.


The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) is a PhD program that brings together two renowned Munich based Max Planck Institutes as well as two leading German universities, the LMU and TUM, to deliver first class doctoral training to the world’s most promising young scientists.


Our students enjoy excellent research facilities, dedicated training workshops 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.


Close to 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
  • Signalling & Immunology

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application before November 15, 2021.

All students accepted to the program will receive a generous PhD fellowship including social benefits and travel allowance.

Hans-Joerg Schaeffer, PhD
IMPRS-LS / MPI of Biochemistry / MPI of Neurobiology
Program Coordination