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PhD Office

Dr. Stephan Wagner
IMPRS Coordinator
Phone:+49 221 5062-124
Eva Barth
IMPRS / PhD office
Phone:+49 221 5062-127

APPLICATION CALL

The call for applications for 2018 is closed. Details on the 2019 call will be available in autumn/winter 2018.

How to apply for a PhD position in the Max Planck Society

Graduate Programme

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University graduates with outstanding qualifications can work on their doctorates at Max Planck Institutes in areas that are part of the research at that Institute. The academic degree is awarded by a university, as the Max Planck Society is not authorized to do so.

There are about 90 doctoral students from about 25 different countries worldwide that currently study and research at the MPIPZ. They have chosen this place and the graduate program for their doctoral education because it offers:

  • a vibrant and lively scientific environment with state-of-the-art facilities and resources
  • top scientists that do research at the cutting edge of plant science as part of an international framework
  • a competitive salary and competent help with practically every issue you may encounter during your doctoral education
  • an active student community and a variety of social events
  • and all that in an attractive city in the heart of Europe

The International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) are a special instrument for training doctoral candidates. Located at selected MPI with exceptional conditions, the IMPRS offer structured Ph.D. programs in English that provide the candidates with excellent educational and research possibilities as a result of the cooperation between Max Planck Institutes and universities.

The Max Planck Society does not have a central procedure or a central location for awarding fellowships for doctoral candidates. Each individual Max Plank Institute or International Max Planck Research School is responsible for selecting candidates. Interested university graduates have to contact the individual Max-Planck-Institute or International Max Planck Research Schools that work in the area relevant to their academic profile.

The IMPRS at the Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research together with the University of Cologne and the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf represent such a centre of excellence in the area of molecular plant science, and was formed in 2001. Currently, this IMPRS has about 40 doctoral students, where half come from countries outside of Germany. Admission is entirely linked to scientific merit and achievement.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!

IMPRS in Cologne and Düsseldorf

The IMPRS at the Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research together with the University of Cologne and the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf represent such a centre of excellence in the area of molecular plant science, and was formed in 2001. Currently, this IMPRS has about 40 doctoral students, where half come from countries outside of Germany. Admission is entirely linked to scientific merit and achievement.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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