Application MUDS-Health Track

PhD Positions in Biomedical Machine Learning and Data Science   (apply here) 

The Munich School for Data Science (MUDS) is calling for applications for PhD positions within its biomedicine track MUDS-Health.

MUDS-Health offers fully-funded PhD positions for students with a background in computational biology, machine learning, data science, or biomedical sciences and a strong interest in training at the interface of data science and biomedicine. Methodologically, projects cover a broad range of topics, from data analytics with deep learning algorithms, over data integration of multi-layer omics measurements to data-related topics such as uncertainty quantification and biological process modeling. The primary field of application is biomedicine including single cell biology, genomics and epigenetics, biomedical image processing and personalized medicine (for a list of supervisors and topics see here. We offer joint projects designed by two supervisors, a domain-specific application expert and a methodological expert, ensuring excellent methodological and domain-specific education. Consequently, a MUDS-Health student will learn to

(i) develop and adapt state-of-the-art methods in machine learning and data science and

(ii) apply tools and acquired knowledge to biomedical questions.

Research will be accompanied by workshops, summer schools and events, access to the HELENA PhD program, as well as an optional international lab research stay, enabling our students to become the outstanding data scientists of tomorrow.


Before you start your application

Please read the entry requirements in the eligibility section carefully before using the online application portal.

Applicants need to submit the following documents with their application

  • Master certificate and transcript of records (if not in German or English: original AND official English translation)
  • Bachelor certificate and transcript of records (if not in German or English: original AND official English translation)
  • High School Certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae (as a PDF document)
  • Two letters of recomendation (Referees are informed via the application system)

In addition, we recommend non-native English speakers to provide us with proof regarding their English proficiency.

Degree certificates and transcript of records

The transcripts of your Bachelor and Master certificates or equivalents should contain the courses taken during your studies with the grades and credits obtained for each course, as well as an average grade for the entire degree and a grade scale. If any of this information is missing from your certificates, you are required to obtain an official statement from your university containing the missing information.

If you are still studying for your Master's degree you may send a bona fide statement from the university, stating the examination marks already obtained. In addition you should graduate your Master's studies no later than 8 months after the application deadline.

High School Diploma

Please note, that should you be accepted to the program, you will register at a university (LMU or TUM) for which you will need to present your high school diploma and potentially also an official English translation.

Letters of Recommendation

Please contact your referees in time. The reference letters are an essential part of the application and it is your responsibility to ensure that all documents including the reference letters are received by us before the submission deadline. Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered.

English Proficiency Proof

The PhD training program offered by MUDS is in English.  As such, we request applicants who are non-native English speakers to demonstrate their English language proficiency upon application. This can be done by providing us with one of the following information:

  • proof that a significant part of your university education was conducted in English or
  • a statement from your university or a supervisor on your English proficiency, or
  • by providing certificates from English language tests that you took in the past 12 months (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE).



Application period 18.05. - 18.06.2020
Deadline for referees 25.06.2020
Invitation for online interviews starting July 10, 2020
Online video interviews July 21&22, 2020


After Applying

After the application deadline, all complete applications are assessed by the selection committee.

Applicants will be informed about the outcomes according to the timeline.    


Please contact us for further questions