ORGANISATION/COMPANYETHZ &amp; University of Zurich
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Biology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/07/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSwitzerland › Zurich
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK42
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
What is the Life Science Zurich Graduate School? The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive PhD programs. We are run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Our programs offer research and education opportunities in a stimulating international environment for ambitious students who wish to work towards a PhD degree. If you are accepted to our school you will perform your research project in one of the participating research groups according to your scientific interest. Throughout the curriculum we offer advanced teaching and training courses. The program language is English. PhD studies usually last 4 years.
How is the research environment? Our aim is to attract to Zurich the most promising young scientists from across the world. We offer you a challenging training environment, a clear mentoring system and the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research. As a PhD student you are part of a vivid scientific and social community and get the opportunity to work with the leading scientists in your field of interest. With around 400 research groups and more than 1200 PhD students, the Life Science Zurich Graduate School is one of the largest graduate schools in Europe.
How do I finance my PhD? All research groups within the Life Science Zurich Graduate School provide financial support in accordance with the PhD student salary set by the Swiss National Science Foundation (at present CHF 47'040.- to CHF 50'040.-).
Can I apply?
As a rule you must hold or anticipate receiving a university Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of natural sciences, computer sciences or engineering. With an excellent track record and good skills in spoken and written English you are welcome to apply to our PhD programs. Our funded positions are open for national and international (also non-EU) students. PhD studies at our programs usually last around 4 years.
Assessment and selection procedure
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their application and the letters of recommendation. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a three-day interview in Zurich. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and free accommodation in Zurich is provided.
Interview dates for 1 July 2019 deadline: 4 - 6 September 2019
After having found a position in one of our programs you will have to register with either the University of Zurich or the ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of your future mentor.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELBiological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
Education: You must hold or anticipate receiving a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field before starting the PhD program. If you are accepted for the program you will have to register with either the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of the research group you are joining.
EURAXESS offer ID: 412557
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