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PhD Positions

If you’re looking for a PhD position in a Life Science research group you’ve certainly come to the right place! You might want to scan the full list of research groups affiliated to our program and use the provided filters to find those that exactly match your interests.

As a DIGS-BB PhD student you will not only be part of exciting research, but you’ll also profit from

Curious? Find out about the requirements you need to meet and how to apply. And once you have enough information follow the link to the online application in the column on the right-hand side (There are no columns? Then you’re visiting this site on a small device: please scroll down to see the dates).

Admission procedure returns to two selections per year

Since November 2021 we have been running a test phase of a new application/admission procedure for PhD positions offered through our program. This test phase will end on June 30, 2023 and we’ll return to our traditional biannual selections (spring and summer). Applications submitted by June 30 will still be evaluated by our experts and academically by members of our faculty within 5 to 10 weeks from the day of submission. If your application has been positively evaluated, you will be invited to a video interview with an admission committee in September 2023 at the latest. Passing the interview with the admission committee means that you qualify for individual interviews with group leaders and thus to enter our PhD program after finding a host group for your PhD.

The call for the first annual selection in 2024 is scheduled to open in September 2023. Those applications that successfully pass all evaluation phases will be invited to visit Dresden in February. During that visit, eligible candidates will have the opportunity to have individual interviews with group leaders. PhD positions will be offered at the end of the visit. Please note that the annual selections are subject to a strict application deadline, and to a fixed schedule for video interviews with the admission committees and to the visit in Dresden.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

PhD Spring Selection 2024

submit by
30 October 2023 23:59 CET (GMT+1)

video interviews with admission committee:
11–15 December 2023

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