PhD Opportunities

  • MPUSP welcomes outstanding young scientists from around the world to complete a PhD thesis in the fields of microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and infection biology.


  • Doctoral students at MPUSP benefit from a competitive, interactive and dynamic environment where they can develop their research with a great sense of scientific freedom while being offered support and encouragement by senior scientists.


  • Doctoral students as well as their junior and senior colleagues take an active part in the organization and development of the life of the institute, notably through their engagement in scientific and social networking, events and activities.


  • Doctoral students at MPUSP are enrolled in international doctoral programs in Berlin or Hannover. These PhD programs provide an excellent research environment / infrastructure for outstanding young scientists from around the world, including interdisciplinary training in microbiology and infectious diseases, an excellent training and teaching environment, state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentorship by world class scientists.


Doctoral students currently working at MPUSP are affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Center of Infection Biology and Immunity Graduate School Berlin (ZIBI) and International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunity Berlin (IMPRS-IDI) (PhD degree awarded by Humboldt University Berlin), or with the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GRANAT) of the Leibniz University Hannover (PhD degree awarded by Leibniz University Hannover).

Would you like to join MPUSP as a graduate student?

    • Cover letter
    • CV
    • Short summary of research interests
    • Scans of university (incl. Master) certificates
    • References from or contact details of three referees
  • For open positions of graduate students at MPUSP, click here.

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