Selection Procedure and Timeline


Deadline for submitting your application is November 30, 2023. Referees can submit their letters until December 4, 2023. Applications will be reviewed by the IMPRS-IDI coordination office, followed by faculty review. A first short listing will take place around 19 December. Candidates will be informed latest by December 20, 2023 whether they have been selected to continue in the selection process.

Online panel sessions

Successful candidates at this stage will have the opportunity to meet the recruiting faculty and the Selection Committee panel members for interviews, presentations and assessment online in February 2024. Successful candidates will then be invited to Berlin for individual interviews.

Invitation to Berlin

All successful candidates from the online sessions will be invited to Berlin for individual interviews, lab tours and to meet the lab and team members, other PhD candidates from the school etc., dates will depend on visa requirements.

Final Decision

The Selection Committee of the IMPRS-IDI will meet to make a final decision, and offers will be sent out by the end of March. Deadline for accepting an offer is 14 days. Earliest start date will be in May 2024. Latest start date for this call will be December 2024.

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