The Graduate School Life Science Munich (  LSM  ) offers an international doctoral program for academically motivated and qualified next generation researchers at one of the best universities in Europe. The  members of the  LSM  are internationally recognized for their approaches and innovative search technologies, they are designed to meet the relevant key issues in biological research and basic and applied biochemistry. Within their own research group or in collaboration with a specialized research group on campus , LSM doctoral students  have the opportunity to learn and master a variety of techniques. In addition, the graduate program conducts various workshops and seminars that strengthen and prepare doctoral students for successful careers as scientists.

With more than 40 research groups from the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Ludwig Maximilian University (  LMU  ) München, the  LSM  in its prominent location within the HighTechCampus in Martinsried south of Munich , contributes to the enormous possibilities of support, interdisciplinarity and a constant scientific contribution of the surrounding laboratories. Available research projects cover areas of cell and developmental biology , epigenetics, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology , biochemistry, biologyevolutionary, plant sciences, pharmacology and systematics.

All LSM courses, conferences and seminars   are held in English. Thus, the selected candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English.
The successful students of the doctoral school will receive a doctorate (Dr. rer. Nat.) By the  LMU after 3 to 4 years . Applicants should demonstrate a strong qualitative background as well as an interest and ability to conduct independent research. 

The doctoral program is open to students with a master’s or diploma, as well as to outstanding applicants with a four-year bachelor’s degree (with written thesis).

LSM  calls for doctoral applications on an annual basis, open from October 1 to November 30, 2020. The team informs you that candidates are selected according to a multi-step process via our online portal, thus ensuring openness and fairness throughout throughout the application process . Each complete submission is evaluated by the  LSM coordinator . Applications will be independently reviewed by several faculty members at  LSM  Graduate School. On the basis of their university degrees, their research experience, their motivation, their backgroundand letters of recommendation, applicants will be selected to participate in the  LSM interview week  . After a thorough assessment via the  LSM Board members, successful applicants will be invited to join the  LSM  Graduate School.

Further information and details on the online application process and funded research projects can be found here:

In addition, the  DAAD  and the  LSM  jointly award 2 scholarships complete for doctoral studies funded by the  program of scholarships for the graduate  DAAD  (  GSSP  ). Further information and details on the online application process and    available DAAD scholarships can be found here:

Contact details:
Munich School of Life Sciences
Nadine Hamze
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Faculty of Biology
Grosshadernerstr. 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried
Tel: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-74765
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