International PhD Fellowship in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences at IMPRS-LS in Germany, 2014

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International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) is inviting applications for international PhD fellowship. The fellowship will cover living expenses and tuition. Highly qualified candidates with a deep commitment to basic research are invited to apply. Applicants should hold an MSc (or an equivalent degree) with a strong background in biological sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology or a related discipline. The deadline for applications is January 10, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in Life Sciences.
Course Level: Fellowship is offered for pursuing PhD program at IMPRS-LS.
Scholarship Provider: International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Entry level for doctoral students is usually a Master of Science degree or an equivalent degree. This could be either a German Diploma, MSc or other related degrees. A final decision regarding eligibility can only be made after submission of a complete application and requires the approval of university officials. In case of questions regarding eligibility it is recommended to get in touch with the IMPRS coordination office.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International applicants are eligible for this program.

Scholarship Description: The main goal of the research school is to provide interdisciplinary training in molecular and cellular life sciences to doctoral students in an environment of scientific excellence. During the course of their studies, students are exposed to a broad field of scientific questions and methods covering the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular medicine, neurobiology and structural biology. This general interdisciplinary training is combined with a substantial degree of specialization taking place in the direct supervisor’s laboratory thereby providing both a broad and an in depth training to doctoral students. Scientific training is complemented by a variety of training opportunities including lecture series, seminars, elective courses and participation in international conferences. In addition, a comprehensive training program in transferable skills prepares the doctoral students for the challenges of a professional career in academia, industry or elsewhere.

What does it cover? Successful candidates will be supported with a generous PhD fellowship covering living expenses and tuition.

Selection Criteria: Generally speaking, applicants will be chosen based on their academic qualification, aptitude, motivation, scientific background and the content of the letters of recommendation.

Notification: Candidates will be notified from February 01 to 15, 2014.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can contact Professor Francois van der Westhuizen (, and submit a CV.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 10, 2014.

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