General Information

REQUIRED DOCUMENTs For an Application at ANU

Candidates are expected to hold a Masters degree, Bachelor of honors or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, theoretical biology, systems biology).


Before you start your application process please register via


You will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Application Form (will be provided after registration)
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts of records
  • Proof of proficiency in English (not if you are a native speaker or have studied at least six month at a English-speaking school or university)
  • Two letters of reference must be sent by the referees by email within deadline directly. Please ask your referees to use "Reference letter for PhD applicant <your name>" as a subject line!


Applications will be independently reviewed by the Recruitment Committee of the IRTG 2290. Based on academic qualification, research experience, motivation, scientific background and the letters of recommendation, candidates will be selected for personal interviews in Berlin.


Selection criteria include:

  • competence and research experience in project-relevant fields
  • scientific and educational track record;
  • research interests and motivation;
  • proficiency in English