- Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 21. Januar 2016 13:47
The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) is a graduate program jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and the Computer Science Department at Saarland University. The MPI-INF and the MPI-SWS are among the more than 80 institutes run by the Max Planck Society. The MPIs are Germany's prime basic research facilities with world-class, basic research in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, technology, and the humanities. Since 1948, MPI researchers have been awarded 18 Nobel prizes, which testifies to the quality and innovation of MPI research programs.
Educating and training junior scientists is of primary importance for the future of science, research, and innovation. The Max Planck Society, in cooperation with German Universities has launched the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) initiative. Admitted students receive a first rate, research-oriented education in their chosen area of concentration. They enjoy close supervision by a world-renowned scientist in a competitive, yet collaborative, environment rich in interaction with other students, post-docs, and scientists. The program is fully funded.
Applicants for the PhD program must hold a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree from a research-oriented institution. Successful candidates will typically have ranked at or near the top of their classes, have already engaged in research and published their results, and be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants are required to deliver a 15-minute research presentation on their Master's project, followed by a question and answer period, in front of the admission committee and other audience members. All admitted students receive financial aid in the form of a support contract (according to TvöD Bund, German Collective Agreement for the Public Sector, Category: Federal).
Applicants to the IMPRS-CS PhD program should fill in the following online form: http://www.imprs-cs.de/overview/phd/application.html, and submit their complete documents until 15th February 2016. The respective application talks are currently scheduled for May 2016.
More information on the application process and our institutes, especially Department 3: Computational Biology and Applied Algorithms, can be found online: www.imprs-cs.de, and http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/departments/computational-biology-applied-algorithmics/.
Andrea Ruffing, IMPRS-CS Coordinator