Doctoral Program Natural Sciences

Natural SciencesOther natural sciences

The doctoral program Natural Sciences is jointly supported and designed by the two departments of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Physics of Freie Universität Berlin and is a member of Dahlem Research School. The goal of the structured program is to train talented doctoral researchers to become excellent scientists. Besides interdisciplinary scientific studies, this is also promoted by accompanying supervision.


The program focuses on basic and applied research topics in the entire field of natural sciences. In addition to the scientific competences, the doctoral researchers are given the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary competences, especially in the areas of knowledge transfer, scientific integrity and science and research management. Furthermore, they are trained in science-relevant foreign languages as well as gender and diversity aspects. The program prepares doctoral researchers to take on junior positions in universities, research institutions and in public or private institutions for which a special scientific qualification is required.

The program acts as an umbrella program for the following graduate programs:

  • IRTG of CRC 1349 “Fluorine-Specific Interactions: Fundamentals and Applications”
  • IRTG of CRC 1449 “Dynamic Hydrogels at Biointerfaces”
  • IRTG of CRC 1078 “Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function”
  • IRTG of CRC/Transregio 227 “Ultrafast Spin Dynamics”
  • IRTG 2662 “Charging into the Future”
Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Beate Paulus (Representative)
Prof. Dr. Roland Netz (Deputy Representative)
Coordinator: Dr. Alette Winter
Freie Universität Berlin
Arnimallee 22
14195 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 83866617
Deadlines: applications are possible at any time
Places: no fixed number
Scholarships: none