IMPRS Evolbio: PhD positions and fellowships

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Behavioral Sciences

Type of Job

Young Researchers

PhD positions and fellowships

Job offer from February 20, 2018

The International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology is offering up to 10 PhD positions and fellowships.

The graduate school is dedicated to highest level of research and training in all areas of contemporary Evolutionary Biology. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the University of Kiel and the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR). The school offers an internationally competitive research environment with state of the art facilities. The participating groups are working on a broad variety of scientific topics including molecular, behavioral, theoretical and organismal approaches.

The graduate program starts with a rotation period of three months followed by a PhD project of three years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program.

Your profile

Well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries are welcome to apply. A Master of Science degree or a Diploma as well as a strong interest in Evolutionary Biology and flexibility in the research project are prerequisites for entering the program. We are looking forward to your online application for a PhD project in the beautiful landscape of Northern Germany.


To obtain further information about our PhD program and application details (only online application possible), please visit the IMPRS website.

The deadline for applications is March 25, 2018.

The selection week will be held from June 25– 29 and the program itself starts on September 17, 2018.

Contact: Dr. Kerstin Mehnert,
August-Thienemann-Str. 2
24306 Plön

E-mail: phone: +49(0)4522 763 233

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