Call for Applications - PhD Students

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The IMPRS ProEng offers a↪structured PhD program which gives talented German and international junior scientists the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions, a multidisciplinary environment and close scientific supervision. The program is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems (MPI) and its partner, the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU).

At the IMPRS ProEng, we are driven by challenging questions arising from the analysis, design, and optimization of chemical and biochemical processes. You will join students from various engineering disciplines, natural scientists, and mathematicians who perform cutting-edge mathematical and systems-oriented engineering research.

All our doctoral students receive a standard working contract (OVGU) or support contract (MPI) with payment and benefits in accordance with a public collective agreement (TVL or TVöD). Your salary is based on TVL/TVöD E13 75%.


We are looking for students with an excellent Master Degree (or degrees equivalent to the German Diploma) in the areas of chemical engineering and bioengineering, systems and control theory and mathematics. You should have solid expertise in the area of research of the ↪research group you apply for. Recent activities in the respective research field are highly welcomed. As this is an English speaking program, fluent English is mandatory. Candidates should be highly motivated and ambitious, be able to work independently and also as team players.

The Max Planck Society and the Otto von Guericke University are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society and the Otto von Guericke University seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Application is possible via our online application form. Required documents are: CV, motivation letter, all your university degrees and transcripts of grades (in German or English), two reference letters and proof of English proficiency.

For more information on the application process check ↪selection process and ↪FAQ.

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