The application phase is NOW closed, please be patient while we are reviewing all applications.
Winter Selection 2019:
- online registration: activated from 15th September 2018
- deadline for application: 3rd November 2018 (24:00 Central European Time)
- deadline for submission of reference letters: 7th November 2018 (24:00 CET)
- interview in Dortmund: 6th - 8th February 2019
Applications are possible only via the ONLINE APPLICATION IMPRS-CMB database1.
For more information about the requirements to join our graduate school, read here.
For more information about the selection process read here.
We encourage the application of talented and motivated students and we offer you the opportunity to develop into creative and passionate scientists. more…..
The scientific questions, that as a School we are interested in, are often very complex and require a combination of expertise. For this reason, we value interdisciplinarity and we actively search for students with backgrounds in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Engineering that are willing to work hand in hand with Biologists.
As a Biologist, this is also the place for you: you will be encouraged to tackle questions using a variety of approaches for which you will find training and support on site. Projects are truly interdisciplinary because faculty with different backgrounds closely collaborate.
To get an overview of our Science, check out our Faculty Members.
In the ‘Research Experience and Motivation’ section of the application, you will be asked to select projects by choosing a combination of keywords. Each group of keywords corresponds to a project. The list of recruiting group leaders and the detailed projects will be disclosed only upon invitation (approximately 6 weeks before the interview dates).
IMPORTANT: you do NOT need to secure a position within a lab during the application phase.
Please choose the keywords that best reflect your interests.
You are allowed to choose up to four groups of keywords, of which three are mandatory.
TIP: use the motivation letter to convey, in the most clear and comprehensive way, why you are interested in joining our program, why you chose certain keywords and what are your major scientific interests.
Here is the complete list of groups of keywords, in alphabetical order, as they appear in the application for the Winter Selection 2019. Please select up to 4 groups of keywords:
BIOCHEMISTRY / CELL BIOLOGY / CELL DIVISION: MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS / CYTOSKELETON
BIOCHEMISTRY / CELL BIOLOGY / NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES / PROTEOSTASIS
BIOCHEMISTRY / CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS / BIOCATALYSIS / BIOCHEMICAL RECONSTITUTION
BIOCHEMISTRY / CYTOKELETON / CELL SIGNALLING / BIOCHEMICAL RECONSTITUTION
BIOCHEMISTRY / STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY / SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY / CELL DIVISION: MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS
BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING / STEM CELL BIOLOGY / CELL FATE DECISIONS / CELL SIGNALING
CELL BIOLOGY / NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES / CELLULAR STRESS / PHASE TRANSITION
CELL BIOLOGY / ORGANELLES AND INTERORGANELLE COMMUNICATION / CELL SIGNALING / LIVE CELL IMAGING
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / DRUG DEVELOPMENT / SMALL MOLECULE MODULATORS / CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / EPIGENETICS / DIRECTED MOLECULAR EVOLUTION / UNNATURAL AMINO ACIDS
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / SMALL MOLECULE MODULATORS / PROTEOSTASIS / STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY / SYNTHETIC CHEMISTRY / BIOCHEMISTRY / POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY / GENETICS / CELL FUSION / CELL-BASED ASSAYS
STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY / PROTEIN CONFORMATIONAL DYNAMICS / ENZYMES / NMR SPECTROSCOPY
1By submitting your application to the IMPRS-CMB database you allow us to store and process your data exclusively for the purpose of the recruitment process.
Please read here the Data Protection Statement of the IMPRS-CMB.