International Molecular Biology (IMB) PhD Program 2024-25 in Germany: Fully Funded Opportunity.

December 13, 2023

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Bursary Description

  • Fully Funded
  • Institute of Molecular Biology
  • PhD
  • Biochemistry, Genetics, System Biology, Applied Physics, Bioinformatics, Cell and Development Biology
  • International Students
  • Germany
  • 11/26/2024

Scholarship Description:

Embark on your academic journey in Germany! Great news awaits – the IMB International PhD Program is currently accepting applications. This comprehensive guide will delve into the scholarship details, its perks, and a step-by-step application process.

The IMB International PhD Program 2024-2025 offers fully funded scholarships tailored for international students. Encompassing accommodation and travel expenses, this program ensures a seamless experience.

Open to international students, the IMB International PhD Program invites candidates to pursue their doctoral studies in Mainz, Germany. This program, known as the International PhD Program (IPP), presents an unparalleled opportunity for enthusiastic learners to delve into cutting-edge biology studies. Projects within the program address critical topics concerning Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability, forming the overarching theme.

Our consortium boasts a diverse array of expertise in biochemistry, genetics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and applied physics. The program offers an array of techniques to explore, ranging from CRISPR/Cas and NGS to gene network modeling, mass spectrometry, and super-resolution microscopy. Spearheaded by the Institute of Molecular Biology, a recent establishment renowned for excellence in life sciences, our program collaborates with:

Degree Level:

International Molecular Biology (IMB) PhD Program 2024-25 in Germany: Fully Funded Opportunity. is available to undertake PhD level programs at Institute of Molecular Biology.

Available Subjects:

The IPP has participating labs from the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) and the University Medical Center (UMC). Our research groups offer projects in:

  • Ageing & disease
  • RNA biology
  • DNA repair & genome stability
  • Epigenetics & nuclear dynamics
  • Bioinformatics & computational biology
  • Gene regulation & evolution

Scholarship Benefits:

This scholarship is fully funded.

Eligible Nationalities:

Open for all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates applying for the IMB International PhD Program must meet the following requirements:

  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English is mandatory.
  • Eligibility: Open to candidates from all countries worldwide.
  • Educational Background: Details of your Bachelor’s (BSc) and Master’s (MSc) degrees are required.
  • Additional Academic Achievements: Include any post-graduate degrees, awards, honors, or distinctions in a description of maximum 250 words.
  • Research Experience: Provide details of any research stays abroad during your studies and past research experiences.
  • Publications and Conference Contributions: List your publications in PubMed format (maximum 300 words) and include conference contributions specifying the presentation title, date, and location of the conference.
  • Preferred Research Groups: Select up to 5 research groups you’re interested in working with; note that not all groups offer projects in every application cycle.
  • Motivational Statement: Write a statement of maximum 300 words expressing your interest in the IPP, your chosen research groups, and outlining your scientific goals.

Required documents for upload in PDF format include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Maximum file size of 3 MB.
  • Single File Compilation (max size 4 MB) containing:
    • University studies information (including qualification certificates and transcripts).
    • English language proficiency test certificate (if available, not mandatory).
    • High school certificate (if available).

For further details and an example of the required information, refer to the provided link here.

Application Procedure:

To apply for the IMB International PhD Program, follow these essential steps:

  1. Online Registration:

    • Begin by registering online using the provided link. Enter your contact details and the information of at least two referees. These referees should be established scientists like group leaders or professors who are familiar with your work.
  2. Online Application Form:

    • Upon registration, an email with a personalized link to the online application form will be sent to you. Follow the guidelines provided in the email.
    • Prepare all necessary information and documents before starting the application process. The application form must be completed in English. Note that the form cannot be saved, so ensure you have all required details ready.
  3. Interview Days:

    • Approximately 25 to 30 shortlisted candidates will be invited to Mainz for interviews scheduled from 24th to 26th June.
    • The interview process spans 3 days and includes presentations by Group Leaders and applicants, along with in-depth interviews with the groups you express interest in working with.
    • All costs for accommodation and travel, including intercontinental travel, will be covered by the IPP for the selected candidates attending the interviews.

For further information about the IMB International PhD Program, including application guidelines and details about the interview process, please refer to the official website.

The winter call for the IPP is now closed!! The next summer call will open in the spring of 2024.

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