Application Requirements

Deadline for application is over. We will inform you about a new application round as soon as possible.


We offer

  • up to 90 days stay
  • integration in top-notch research groups in the fields of biology, medicine, bioinformatics and biophysics
  • own research project
  • a chance to present at research seminars
  • opportunity to gain technical experience
  • funding for traveling and housing (board not included)
  • experience of German language and culture
  • one month of language courses and excursions in and around Heidelberg (August only)


We are looking for

  • students of biology, medicine, biophysics or bioinformatics
  • at least four years of academic study
  • a genuine interest in research
  • outstanding grades



We expect candidates to have a superior educational record, high self-motivation and strong dedication to science and research. No German language skills are required!

Minimum duration of stay os 8 weeks.


Your application as one single pdf file should contain:

  • Your CV
  • two letters of recommendation
  • a motivation statement
  • your proposed starting date and period of time
  • Three preferred host labs among our top reseachers here. Your local coordinator will help you choosing the appropriate field of research as well as associated scientists. Application without host or who only name the general research area will automatically be rejected from the selection process. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don´t contact your preferred host lab before submitting your application. The Cellnetworks Project Management Office will take over all internal communication matters. We cannot process any application that is has not been submitted to CellNetworks.

For questions and inquiries, please contact us directly at cellnetworks [ aT ]


CellNetworks places particular emphasis on recruiting female scientists. Applications from female scientists will be preferentially considered. Under German law disabled applicants with full qualifications are to be preferred.