ORGANISATION NAMEFriedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
We are pleased to announce this year’s Spring Call for the FMI International PhD Program.
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, affiliated with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the University of Basel, operates at the interface between academic research and biomedical applications. Hence, our students not only acquire fundamental research skills, using cutting-edge approaches, but also learn to consider the biomedical applications of their discoveries.
The FMI International PhD Program offers advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology, and quantitative biology on a wide variety of topics.
PhD students admitted to the program pursue research projects developed together with their Group leader, with outstanding support from the FMI technology platforms in, for example, imaging, genomics or bioinformatics. Numerous theoretical and practical training programs are available both at the FMI and at the University of Basel, and the Basel/Zurich life science community provides exceptional local opportunities for further scientific interactions.
The application deadline for the upcoming call is May 1, 2018; selected applicants will be invited for on-site interviews, taking place in June 2018.
More information can be found on our website www.fmi.ch/training/phd/
What is funded
Selected candidates receive full fellowships with social benefits and are awarded with funds to participate in scientific meetings or for the acquisition of a laptop.
A course of study at the FMI leading to a PhD degree of the University of Basel typically lasts 4 years
Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before enrollment, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.). US applicants with only a Bachelor must have successfully completed courses in Biophysics and must have laboratory experience leading to a research thesis.
Admission is achieved through a selection procedure that takes place twice a year (usually in January and June).
If you have a medical background, please also visit our new International MD-PhD Program www.fmi.ch/training/MD-PhD/