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Computational Biology and Scientific Computing

International Max Planck Research School for Biology And Computation

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 between 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.

Computational Biology and Scientific Computing

You have:

  • a master's or comparable degree in a relevant subject, awarded by October 2023
  • 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 diverse community to exchange ideas with
  • 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


Please prepare your documents (CV, academic records, research proposal, names of two referees) and apply before 6th of January 2023, through www.molgen.mpg.de/IMPRS/application.

Computational Biology and Scientific Computing

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