PhD Positions in Life Science Research Groups supported by a structured PhD program

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    Technische Universität Dresden
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Computer science
    EngineeringBiomaterial engineering
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    25/10/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Germany › Dresden

Paid positions, no tuition fees!
Call closes: 25 October 2019
Admission committee interviews via video conference: 5–13 December 2019
Interview week in Dresden for shortlisted candidates: 27–31 January 2020

Start date: between 1 March 2020 and 1 September 2020

The Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) offers PhD positions for up to four years in world-class interdisciplinary research projects ranging from Biomedicine and Bioengineering to Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Regenerative and Degenerative Biology, and Computational Biology.

The DIGS-BB is looking for bold, highly committed, ambitious and creative students who strive to work on challenging projects at the frontiers of science. If you are enthusiastic and passionate about science, and have an excellent university degree (MSc or equivalent, or first-class BSc (Hons)) in life sciences, natural sciences, computer science, medicine, physics or engineering, the DIGS-BB is looking forward to receiving your application.

We provide innovative training, guidance and mentoring in an international “open door” environment with exciting and challenging world-class projects, state-of-the-art institutes and a unique infrastructure.


We call for applications twice a year in a highly competitive selection process. Matching their scientific interests, successful candidates will be offered a position in one of our 70 research groups.

Online application closes on 25 October 2019. Of all applicants, 30–40 candidates will eventually be invited to our interview week from 27–31 January 2020 (board and lodging will be provided, travel costs will be reimbursed).

For details and application requirements, please visit the DIGS-BB website: www.digs-bb.de/phd/

The Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB) is a well-established, structured PhD program of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). It was founded in 2006 as part of the successful application of the TUD within the German Excellence Initiative.


  • paid positions
  • no tuition fees
  • expert thesis supervision and guidance
  • structured training program
  • full access to dedicated facilites and services
  • Ambitious student-driven activities
  • Competitive awards
  • 4 doctoral degrees
  • Excellent support for international students (visa, insurance, house hunting ...)

Selection process

We have installed an Online Application System with a thorough multi-level evaluation process. You can find detailed information about the application process on our website.

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Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Excellent


You hold (or anticipate to receive before taking up the PhD thesis work) a Master’s degree in Life or Natural sciences, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics or Engineering. Applicants holding an excellent BSc degree are also welcome to apply, given that independent research and a written thesis were part of the curriculum.

Specific Requirements

  • You have a truly excellent academic record and previous research experience.
  • You are highly committed to scientific research and you have the potential and eagerness to conduct demanding research projects.
  • You have a distinctive proficiency in textbook knowledge of the relevant scientific disciplines.
  • You are proficient in the English language. Provision of TOEFL or IELTS results and GRE examination results is strongly recommended but not mandatory.

Work location(s)
20 position(s) available at
Technische Universität Dresden
Tatzberg 41

EURAXESS offer ID: 351944


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