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Positions - How to Apply

The IMPRS offers positions (so-called Doktorandenförderverträge) to students who will work on a PhD thesis under the supervision of its scientific members. The appointment will be for three years and payment is based on the Collective Wage Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD) corresponding to 50 percent of Pay Group 13.

The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Closing dates for applications for these positions are May 1st and December 1st each year. Submissions of applications proceed through an electronic form. This form will be hosted by Opencampus.net, a German company, so while clicking to the links you will be directed to their server:
1. Start your application - registration
2. Continue your application, check status

Applicants have to indicate one or more possible Phd advisors among the scientific members and submit the following documents:

  • CV,
  • transcript of examination results,
  • a copy of the master thesis (if applicable) and
  • two letters of recommendation by academic teachers.

Applicants are asked to check that the recommendation letters have been uploaded by their referees also through the electronic form provided above before the corresponding closing date. For students who did not write a master thesis there are qualifying grants available as an entrance level to the research school. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated approximately six weeks after the closing dates.

04.07.2017, 13:26