October 12, 2021

The graduate program IMPRS for Biology And Computation (IMPRS-BAC) provides an education for students at the interface of molecular life sciences and computational sciences. This is based on perspective and supervision from both ends - experimental and computational - and suits students with degrees in molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics, bioinformatics or any related areas. If you have a passion for epigenetics, bioinformatics, developmental biology, mathematics, sequence analysis, gene regulation, RNA biology, mechanobiology, protein biochemistry, stem cells and differentiation, statistics, molecular evolution or biophysics and want to work at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics or the Freie Universität Berlin - this is the program for you! Apply now before January 7th, 2022.

Online Application

Our application platform will remain open until 7th of January, 2022. For your online application please prepare

  • a letter of motivation
  • an indication of the groups at IMPRS-BAC you'd like to work with
  • a formal CV
  • your certificates (you should gain your degree before October 2022)
  • the names of two willing referees
  • a research proposal (best based on the project proposals linked above)

Admission Procedure

This year, we will follow a hybrid admission procedure.

First round of admission:

Long-listed candidates will be asked to upload a video presentation describing a research project they were involved in. The deadline for upload is the 7th of February, 2022. In mid-February, there will be online Q&A sessions with our selection committee about the uploaded presentation. Details will be sent to those long-listed on the 31st of January 2022.

Second round of admission:

Short-listed candidates will be invited to Berlin from March 15th-17th, 2022 in order to have personal interviews with our recruiting faculty members and a journal club-like paper discussion. If the pandemic or visa restrictions make it impossible for you to travel, participation via video call is possible. All traveling and accommodation costs are covered by the IMPRS.

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