Selection Procedure and Timeline


Deadline for submitting your application is October 31, 2022. Referees can submit their response until November 3, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the IMPRS-IDI coordination office, followed by faculty review. A first short listing will take place by the end of November. Candidates will be informed latest by December 2, 2022 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 all recruiting faculty and the Selection Committee panel members for interviews, presentations and assessment online from January 9th to 11th, 2023. Successful candidates will then be invited to Berlin.

Invitation to Berlin:

All successful candidates from the online sessions will be invited together to Berlin for individual interviews, lab tours and social activities on February 21st to 22nd, 2023. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet all recruiting faculty, their labs and team members, other PhD candidates from the school etc.

Final Decision:

The Selection Committee of the IMPRS-IDI will meet at the end of February and offers (taking into account candidates’ preferences) will be sent out the week starting March 1, 2023. Deadline for accepting an offer is March 25, 2023. Start dates of the projects are flexible and to be individually discussed with the recruiting project leaders. Earliest start date will be in May 2023. Latest start date for this call will be December 2023.

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