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PhD opportunities in Germany

Open Positions 10
Time Span 01 Oct 2018 for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Jan 2018
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Arts, Music, Sport
Subjects Heart and Lung Research
Description PhD Studies in the Heart of Europe.

The International Max Planck Research School for Heart and Lung Research (IMPRS-HLR) offers up to ten positions to talented and enthusiastic students holding a relevant Master‘s degree. Being the leading educational platform of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (Bad Nauheim, Germany), the PhD program brings together experts from all over the world. Thus, the intense cooperation with both affiliated universities, Goethe University in Frankfurt and the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, provides a vivid scientific environment throughout your PhD.

We are now inviting outstanding students to apply as PhD candidates!

Doctoral fellows will participate in a three-year professional graduate school program including lectures, dedicated seminars, methods courses and retreats and will benefit from the scientific offerings of the Max Planck Institute and the affiliated universities. The international and multi-disciplinary approach of the program promotes cross-frontier thinking and scientific networking. An individual thesis advisory committee will provide personal feedback, guidance and mentorship for every student and to pursue their research projects, doctoral students are supplied with competitive funding.

Successful candidates can choose a research project in the field of heart, vessel and lung biology covering cutting-edge science in
• Cardiac Development and Remodeling
• Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration
• Vascular Biology
• Developmental Genetics
• Lung Development and Remodeling
• Epigenetics
• Tumor Biology and Metastasis
• Angiogenesis and Metabolism
• Cell Polarity and Organogenesis
• Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
• Biochemistry
• Bioinformatics
• Proteomics

We offer:
– An international and structured PhD program taught in English
– Friendly and multi-disciplinary environment
– Excellent career opportunities
– State-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research projects

Deadline for applications is January 31 2018. The interviews will take place beginning of May and accepted candidates start no later than October 2018.

For more information and to apply, please visit us on

Requirements Applicants should hold an MSc by October 2018 with a strong background in biological sciences, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy or a related discipline.

We expect that you are able to communicate your results in very good English (oral and written) and an authentic desire and drive to commit to a three-year doctoral program.

Working Language
  • English
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • List of Publication
  • Others : TWO recommendation letters
More Information


Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research • IMPRS-HLR
61231 Bad Nauheim

Phone: +49 6032 705 0

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