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The International Max Planck Research School Physics and Medicine


Max Planck Research School Physics and Medicine


Erlangen, Germany

Job Type

Full time


January 15th and May 31st.

About us :

Applications for PhD positions are accepted throughout the year. Each application will be evaluated by the selection committee and successful candidates are then invited to go through our selection process. This usually starts with an online interview for which the candidates prepare a 10-minutes presentation about their MSc project. The eventual starting date of newly admitted PhD students can be determined individually.

Interested students with a Bachelor degree from all over the world who aim to do their Master studies at FAU and in the framework of IMPRS-PL can apply until January 15th and May 31st.

Applications should be sent to the coordination office via More information about the necessary content of those application documents can be found on the following sub-pages.

Job Description :

The IMPRS Physics and Medicine is led by two spokespersons, one from MPL and one from FAU. In collaboration with the coordinators, PI and student representatives, they form the steering committee that meets in regular intervals to guide the strategic development of the program, plan scientific events and oversee the teaching curriculum.

The selection committee is composed of the coordinator and six faculty members representing different key expertise with rotation principle every two years. The main goal of the selection committee is to identify the best candidates based on the submitted applications and to conduct interviews with those candidates. The selection committee also provides recommendations for the theoretical and practical training of the candidates based on their background.

The Program coordinators are responsible for the administrative affairs of the research school and primary contact persons for the IMPRS students and interested Master or doctoral candidates.

Student representatives are elected by the master, MD and doctoral candidates participating in the programme. They establish the link between the faculty and students and are in charge of the Buena-Salute Social Club.

Eligibility Criteria :

IMPRS-PM is committed to recruiting outstanding students from diverse backgrounds and meeting them with openness and respect. We explicitly encourage female candidates to apply and welcome students from all over the world.

How to apply

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