PhD positions in Biology And Computation

There are fully funded PhD positions in bioinformatics, molecular biology and biochemistry available at the International Max Planck Research School for Biology And Computation (IMPRS-BAC) in Berlin, Germany, starting between April and November 2020.

Activities and responsibilities

We are looking for outstanding graduates from all over the world - whether you have a degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics or something related, as long as you have a passion for working at the interface of biology and computation, this may be the place for you. Come and join our international community in Berlin, Germany, and work on an exciting research project in any of our areas of interest: epigenetics, developmental biology, mathematical modeling, biological sequence analysis, mechanobiology, stem cells and differentiation, statistics, molecular evolution and many more.

Qualification profile

  • a master's or comparable degree in a relevant subject, awarded by October 2020;
  • some experience with computational or biological research;
  • knowledge in biology or computation with a willingness to gain the other;
  • very good written and spoken English;
  • a project proposal that matches one of our PI's research interests

We offer

  • cutting-edge research in a variety of areas in biology and computation
  • 3 years' funding to work on your PhD
  • a degree from the Freie Universität Berlin
  • excellent supervision through a thesis advisory committee
  • a flexible and challenging curriculum of scientific and transferable skills
  • the opportunity for travel to present your work
  • an international program in one of Europe's most exciting cities

Send application to

Contact the program coordinator (kelleher@molgen.mpg.de) if you have any questions.

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Über International Max Planck Research School for Biology And Computation

The International Max Planck Research School for Biology And Computation is a structured PhD program jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (Berlin) and Freie Universität Berlin (Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science).
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