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October 15th - November 15th 2021.

The selection of the most promising applicants is achieved through the following process:

  • Each complete application received within the submission deadline is reviewed and evaluated by at least three faculty members, based on the preferred research field and group indicated by each applicant. The evaluation takes into account the applicant’s educational background, aptitude for research, achievements, motivation.
  • Applicants who successfully pass the first round of selection are then invited to an individual 20-minute interview with a selection committee. During the interview candidates are assessed based on their work experience and basic knowledge of life sciences. If an applicant has prior or recent practical research experience, the interview involves a scientific presentation.
  • To be accepted into the program, applicants must successfully pass both rounds of selection and receive an offer by a research group.

Available projects for external candidates

Vacant PhD positions for external candidates applying for Winter term 2021/2022 are available in the research groups listed in the table below. Details on the research carried out in each group can be found here.

External candidates can give their preference also to groups not listed in the table. However, we cannot guarantee that groups other than those listed below will be able to accept external candidates. It is therefore advisable to contact the preferred research groups directly, prior to submitting the application.

Name Research Area
Böttcher, Jan Infection/Immunology
Gerhard, Markus Infection/Immunology
Grunwald Kadow, Ilona Neuroscience
Kerschensteiner, Martin Neuroscience
Knolle, Percy Immunology/Oncology
Kupatt-Jeremias, Christian Cardiovascular
Lichtenthaler, Stefan Molecular Medicine/Neuroscience
Moretti, Alessandra Cardiovascular
Nawroth, Roman Oncology/Urology
Protzer, Ulrike Infection/Immunology
Reichert, Maximilian Oncology
Ruland, Jürgen Molecular Medicine
Saur, Dieter Molecular Medicine/Oncology
Schmid, Roland Molecular Medicine/Oncology
Schmidt-Supprian, Marc Oncology
Schmidt-Weber, Carsten Infection/Immunology