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International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-Mic)

International PhD Programme in Microbiology

Open call for 2021

Max-Planck-Institut für terrestrische Mikrobiologie

We invite highly qualified and motivated students with a strong interest in Microbiology who hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, chemistry, physics or in a relevant field, to apply for the

International Max Planck Research School Principles of Microbial Life: From molecules to cells, from cells to interactions (IMPRS-Mic).

IMPRS-Mic in Marburg is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the University of Marburg. More than 25 internationally renowned group leaders are participating in the PhD programme and offer fully-funded PhD projects in the following research areas:

  • Cellular Organization & Architecture
  • Physiology & Metabolism
  • Microbial Communities & interactions
  • Signal transductions & Information Processing

The IMPRS-Mic is a three-year PhD programme that provides interdisciplinary training in a vibrant, international scientific community and access to state-of-the-art research facilities equipping our students with expertise and opportunities to embark on their own scientific journey. A cutting-edge PhD project is complemented by seminars and lectures, scientific and transferable skill workshops, as well as international conferences and retreats. Students admitted to the School will be supported with a three-year employment contract, which includes coverage by the German public health insurance system.

The closing date for the application is January 31, 2021. Accepted candidates may start their PhD projects already in the summer, but no later than October 2021.

For more information, visit the IMPRS-Mic website and apply directly via the online application system


Dusica Rados, PhD, Scientific Coordinator of the IMPRS-Mic
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
Karl-von-Frisch-Str. 10
35043 Marburg, Germany
Phone: +49 6421 178 905
Twitter: @IMPRS_Mic

International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-Mic)

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