16 PhD fellowships @ CiM-IMPRS


CiM-IMPRS is a joint graduate program formed by the merger of theInternational Max Planck Research School IMPRS-MBM and the CiM Graduate School of the "Cells in Motion" Cluster of Excellence at the University of Münster. The program is jointly run by the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. The program is a continuation and extension of the former CEDAD-IMPRS program.The Ph.D. program offers excellent research and teaching in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences with a strong emphasis on Imaging. The program isopen to graduates of the biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences and physics.

Cells in Motion

Application Schedule 2015

Application period 10 February - 15 April 2015
Selection for interviews 28 April 2015
Interviews  21-25 June 2015
Decision  29 June 2015
Commencement of fellowship 1 October 2015


  • Applicants must hold a Master's degree, or equivalent (e.g. German Diploma), in life or natural sciences(e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, pharmacy or related fields), in mathematics or computer sciences. Applicants with a state examination in pharmacy can be admitted to work on pharmaceutical/chemical projects. The date of award of the Master's (diploma, state examination) degree must not be more than 4 years ago (i.e. 4 years before the above-mentioned application deadline).
  • Applications are also welcome if the required degree has not yet been awarded by the time of application. However, it has to be awarded before fellowships commence in October.
  • Applicants who are not native speakers of English should demonstrate an adequate competence of the English language by one of the following options: 1) acceptable results in an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or 2) proven higher education in English or 3) reasonably long stay in an English speaking country or 4) simply demonstrating your English language abilities during presentations and interviews in Münster. Please note: Although an English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS) is not required it is very important that you CAN communicate well enough in spoken and written English.
  • Students from Münster are also welcome to apply. Please note: Students that are already working in a laboratory of a CiM-IMPRS member (see list of members on this page under "Faculty") are eligible for a fellowship only if they will join a different CiM-IMPRS lab for their PhD. If you have questions concerning this rule please contact by e-mail.

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