Opportunities for Students and Postdocs at IMB

IMB is the place to be if you want to carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of epigenetics, developmental biology, genome stability and the interfaces between these fields. The research conducted by our multinational team of researchers 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 career you are at.

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Join us as a PhD student

PhD students are recruited twice a year through calls for applications to our International PhD Programme on the “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Genome Stability”. 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.

Advance your career as a postdoc

Postdocs at IMB have access to the IMB Postdoc Programme, which addresses the needs of junior researchers at this crucial stage of their careers. As well as offering scientific training, in the form of lectures, practical courses and other scientific events, the programme also ensures that postdocs develop the transferable skills they need for success in their future professions.

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.