Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG)

Join a new graduate school at the interface of biology and computation: IMPRS-BAC in Berlin

International Max Planck Research School for Biology And Computation

Berlin, Germany

We are looking for outstanding graduates from all over the world – whether you have a degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, computer science or mathematics, as long as you have a passion for working at the interface of biology and computation, this may be the place for you. Join our international community in Berlin, Germany, and work on an exciting research project in one of our areas of interest: epigenetics, structural biology, developmental biology, mathematical modeling, biological sequence analysis, mechanobiology, stem cells and differentiation, statistics, molecular evolution and more.

The International Max Planck Research School for Biology And Computation is a collaboration between Freie Universität and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.

You have:

  • a master’s or comparable degree in a relevant subject, awarded by October 2020;
  • some experience with computational or biological research;
  • knowledge in biology or computation with a willingness to gain the other;
  • very good written and spoken English;
  • a project proposal that matches one of our PI’s research interests

We offer:

  • cutting-edge research in a variety of areas in biology and computation
  • 3 years’ funding to work on your PhD
  • a degree from the Freie Universität Berlin
  • excellent supervision from both sides of the spectrum through a thesis advisory committee
  • a flexible and challenging curriculum of scientific and transferable skills
  • the opportunity for travel to present your work
  • an international program in one of Europe’s most exciting cities


  • apply by January 3rd, 2020 via
  • shortlisted candidates are interviewed in person or via video call February 26th-28th, 2020
  • successful candidates start their PhD between April and November 2020

Please prepare your CV and motivation letter, your academic record, a research proposal and two referees willing to provide references, then apply through

Please apply via recruiter’s website.