International Max Planck Research School for Heart and Lung Research

Open PhD positions - IMPRS for Heart and Lung Research

PhD Studies in the Heart of Europe.

The International Max Planck Research School for Heart and Lung Research (IMPRS-HLR) offers up to ten positions to talented and enthusiastic students holding a relevant Master‘s degree. Being the leading educational platform of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (Bad Nauheim, Germany), the PhD program brings together experts from all over the world. Thus, the intense cooperation with both affiliated universities, Goethe University in Frankfurt and the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, provides a vivid scientific environment throughout your PhD.

We are now inviting outstanding students to apply as PhD candidates!

Doctoral fellows will participate in a three-year professional graduate school program including lectures, dedicated seminars, methods courses and retreats and will benefit from the scientific offerings of the Max Planck Institute and the affiliated universities. The international and multi-disciplinary approach of the program promotes cross-frontier thinking and scientific networking.  An individual thesis advisory committee will provide personal feedback, guidance and mentorship for every student and to pursue their research projects, doctoral students are supplied with competitive funding. 

Successful candidates can choose a research project in the field of heart, vessel and lung biology covering cutting-edge science in 

Cardiac Development and Remodeling

Stem Cells and  Tissue Regeneration

Vascular Biology

Developmental  Genetics

Lung Development and Remodeling


Tumor Biology and Metastasis

Angiogenesis and Metabolism

Cell Polarity and Organogenesis

Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology




Applicants should hold an MSc by October 2019 with a strong background in biological sciences, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy or a related discipline.

We offer:

- An international and structured PhD program taught in English

- Friendly and multi-disciplinary environment

- Excellent career opportunities 

- State-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research projects

Deadline for applications is January 31 2019. The interviews will take place beginning of May and accepted candidates start no later than October 2019.

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