International Max Planck Research School for Genome Science
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Prof. Patrick Cramer
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Dept. Molecular Biology
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen

Program Committee

Student Representative

Dr. Henriette Irmer
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 - (0)551 - 201 2821


University of Göttingen



Candidates should hold a Master's (or equivalent) degree in life sciences, mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics or related fields.

The official language of the IMPRS-GS is English.

Criteria for admission will include academic skills and experience, motivation and commitment, communication skills, knowledge of the English language, as well as a broader view and creativity.


Application is closed,
the next application round will take place in the beginning of the year 2018 .

Complete application will include:

  1. online registration, with pdf documents to be uploaded
  2. two reference letters to be send directly from referees

(1.) During online application, you will be asked to enter information regarding your current and permanent address, your education (recent and previous enrollment) and academic background, language proficiency, honors, awards, and motivation. You should also indicate up to three faculty members of the IMPRS-GS as potential supervisors. A list of faculty offering position, will be provided before the application process starts.

(2.) You will be asked to upload all your documents as single pdf file.

Required documents:

  • letter of motivation (max. 1 page, please state why you want to work at the IMPRS-GS or why you have chosen the specific supervisors)
  • cv (max. 2 pages)
  • transcripts / academic records (Studienbuch) of your studies,
  • all academic degree certificates (only university degrees, no secondary education degrees),
  • certificates of other relevant examinations (e.g. GRE, if available)
  • documents for English proficiency

    (3.) The registration requires the address of two referees for letters of recommendation. Please make sure that the referees know about the issue and write letters well in advance. The letters should be send independently by the referees to

    Please note that your application will only be further processed AFTER your online application. Documents sent before the online application is opened, cannot be considered.