The PhD program of the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) covers the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular medicine, neurobiology and structural biology. The program takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to connect these disciplines and the participating players thereby promoting networking, communication and scientific interactions as an integral part of graduate training.
Thesis research at IMPRS-LS is integrated into a structured curriculum offering a variety of training opportunities including lecture series, seminars, advanced courses, method and career development workshops and participation in international conferences. The interdisciplinary setting of the program exposes students to a wide range of different topics and technologies thereby promoting the ability of cross-frontier thinking. While such broadly-based perspectives characterize the framework of the program, the research of an individual doctoral student is tightly anchored within the scope and focus of the chosen research group, providing ample room for specialization and in depth training.
Doctoral degrees are usually awarded by one of the two Munich partner universities, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) or Technical University Munich (TUM) both of which are amongst the highest ranking universities in Germany. International doctoral students may also choose to have their doctoral degree awarded by a university of their home country.
More than 250 doctoral students from all over the world are currently working at the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and Neurobiology and, together with numerous doctoral students from university laboratories, are creating a young and dynamic international atmosphere at the institutes.
Fecha cierre de convocatoria: 15 enero 2014