CiM-IMPRS is a joint graduate program of the International Max Planck Research School IMPRS-Molecular Biomedicine and the CiM Graduate School of the “Cells in Motion” Cluster of Excellence at the University of Münster. The program is jointly run by the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine.
The Ph.D.program offers excellent research and teaching in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences with a strong emphasis on Imaging. The progam is open to graduates of the biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences and physics.
For more information on CiM-IMPRS go to:
The program will be open for new applications on 1 March 2019. Application
Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Andreas Püschel (CiM) and Prof. Dr. Dietmar Vestweber (IMPRS-MBM)
The program is jointly run by the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. The CiM Graduate School of the “Cells in Motin” Cluster of Excellence and the International Max Planck Research School – Molecular Biomedicine were merged to form one graduate program.
The Ph.D. program offers cutting edge science and teaching in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences with a strong emphasis on Imaging. Although the focus of the program lies on biomedical research, there is also a strong demand for graduates of computer sciences, mathematics, chemistry and physics to work on new ways of image acquisition and analysis as well as on novel labeling methods.
We offer outstanding research in high-profile laboratories as well as excellent scientific and “soft-skill” training aimed to strengthen the PhD students’ competences for their future careers. Each year up to 16 PhD students will receive fellowships (tax-free) or work contracts (for more details go to Application). More PhD positions financed by work contracts may be offered depending on availability. There are no tuition fees.
We offer support with visas, accommodation and administrative matters.
You can find more general information on CiM-IMPRS here:
For more information on our projects and training program visit the respective pages:
CiM-IMPRS is open for highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality. We also encourage students who have obtained a Master’s degree at Münster University to apply for a CiM-IMPRS fellowship.
We are looking forward to your application for a PhD fellowship in Münster, “the world’s most liveable city” (LivCom Award 2004).
CiM and IMPRS-MBM are supported by (alphabetical listed): Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Max Planck Society, University of Münster.
Help in Getting Started
The Graduate School programme made it easier to get going in Germany, says Jyoti Rao. “The administrative team helped me to get settled in and found a flat for me straight away.”
“The organizers offer a fantastic information package for getting started here,” adds Mitchell Duffy, who has been doing his PhD in the Graduate School since 2013, “and they provide a lot of support in dealing with bureaucracy, applying for a residence permit and so on.” Mitchell Duffy completed his studies in biology and computer science in Boston and London and wanted to continue on this interdisciplinary path, which is why he applied for a CiM-IMPRS scholarship. Mitchell Duffy does research in the field of photoacoustic imaging. Training offered by the Graduate School helps him to structure his scientific work better. “The workshop on project management was really helpful. I attended it at a time when I wasn’t exactly sure which way my projects would develop. Now I can plan them better from start to finish.” As Andreas Püschel emphasizes, “The PhD students learn to work independently in every respect”, which is a good start for an international career in the scientific world.