The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research offers young scientists of exceptional talent a structured PhD training in biomedical disciplines within an international environment. The doctoral programme is comprised of seminars and courses in ageing research, writing and presentation training as well as practical career development opportunities. The CGA strives to foster scientific independence in our students by immersing them in high quality research, and encouraging critical thinking skills, lively exchange with other scientists and active participation. The doctoral candidates receive a work contract for the duration of the programme. All communication and courses are conducted in English.
This international and interdisciplinary faculty offers positions in the areas of cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, pharmacology, neuroscience medical biology, translated medicine or related fields.
Who may apply?
Applicants with a Master's or equivalent degree of the above mentioned or related fields are eligible. Applicants with a degree in medicine are equally welcome to apply provided they have sufficient relevant research experience. Furthermore, candidates require excellent written and spoken English skills (C1 level).
Key features of the programme:
- Three-year funded position including social benefits and annual travel grant
- Internationally renowned faculty and state-of-the-art technologies
- Outstanding research environment at the most prestigious ageing research cluster in Europe
- PhD projects that can be carried out in up to 55 participating research groups
- Individual career-development mentoring, scientific and professional skills courses, lecture series, journal club, scientific retreats
- Systematic guidance by an individual thesis advisory committee
- Intensive support and guidance for international students in all administrative matters
- Programme completely conducted in English in the vibrant city of Cologne, Germany
More information here.
Deadline: 7 January 2019