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Graduate School calls for applications

München, 10/14/2019

Source: Caroline Bleese

The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM) offers an international doctoral programme to highly motivated and academically qualified next-generation researchers at one of Europe’s top universities. LSM members are internationally recognized for their innovative research approaches and technologies, and seek to answer essential questions relevant to basic and applied biological and biochemical research. Within their own research group or in collaboration with a specialized research group on campus, LSM doctoral candidates are given the opportunity to learn and master a variety of techniques. Furthermore, the graduate programme includes various workshops and seminars that strengthen and prepare doctoral students for a successful career as scientists.

With over 40 research groups from the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) München, the LSM is located in the Biocenter. Its prominent location within the HighTechCampus in Martinsried south of Munich provides a broad range of support, opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and constant scientific input from the surrounding laboratories. Available research projects cover areas of Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Epigenetics, Genetics, Human Biology and Bioimaging, Pharmacology, and Plant Biology.

All courses, lectures and seminars at the LSM are given in English. Thus, selected candidates must be fluent in both written and spoken English. Successful students of the graduate school will be awarded a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) by LMU after 3 to 4 years. Candidates must demonstrate a strong qualitative background, as well as an interest in and an aptitude for independent research.

The doctoral programme is open to students who hold either a master´s or diploma degree, a Master’s degree or its equivalent, as well as to exceptional candidates with a four-year Bachelor’s degree (with written thesis).

LSM calls for doctoral applications are issued on a yearly basis, currently open until the 29th of November 2019. Applicants are selected in a multi-step process through our online portal, thus ensuring openness and fairness throughout the application procedure. Each complete submission is evaluated by the LSM coordinator. Applications will be independently reviewed by several faculty members of the LSM Graduate School. Based on academic qualification, research experience, motivation, scientific background and the letters of recommendation, candidates will be selected to participate in LSM Interview week. After thorough evaluation by the LSM committee board which members, successful candidates will be invited to join the LSM Graduate School.


Further information and details of the online application process and the available research projects can be found here: http://www.lsm.bio.lmu.de/apply/index.html