Opportunities for Students at IMB
IMB is the place to be if you want to carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of epigenetics, developmental biology, DNA repair and the interfaces between these fields. The research conducted by our multinational team of students is vital to IMB’s work in addressing key questions within these areas. Please see below for information on how you can join us depending on what stage of your studies you are at.
Join us as a PhD student
PhD students are recruited twice a year through calls for applications to our International PhD Programme on the “Dynamics of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and DNA Damage Response”. This programme is coordinated by IMB and gives talented students the opportunity to work on a range of cutting-edge projects. Participating research groups are based at IMB, Johannes Gutenberg University, the University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.
Participate in research projects during your summer break
IMB runs an International Summer School (ISS) for undergraduate, masters and PhD students who want to gain further experience of epigenetics research.
The ISS runs for 6 weeks every summer and gives participants the opportunity to carry out a research project with Group Leaders from IMB, Johannes Gutenberg University, and the University Medical Center.
Further training opportunities in transferable skills
Further training is provided as part of IMB’s participation in the Excellence Cluster for Individualised Immune Intervention (CI3). Training activities include an annual career day as well as seminars and workshops regarding scientific writing, presentations skills, time management and intellectual property rights. Online registration for these training events is open to staff from any CI3 participating institution.
Get to know about our research through our lectures
During each winter semester the Epigenetics Lecture Series features talks from each of the IMB’s Group Leaders and gives undergraduate and graduate students an overview of a range of epigenetic processes and the technologies used to investigate them.