PhD positions in international programme on epigenetics research, in Germany and the UK - EpiCrossBorders

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Tags: Genetics | epigenetics | PhD

We are proud to announce the Epigenetics Across Borders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics or 'EpiCrossBorders'. This new Research School Program will be the next step in the development of the Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School and is made possible by the collaboration between the epigenetics@HMGU and Edinburgh communities from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell BiologyMRC Human Genetics Unit and Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

The EpiCrossBorders Research School Program is a truly international and interdisciplinary PhD program centered on epigenetics research at Helmholtz Zentrum München HMGU, in Munich, Germany and the Edinburgh University in Edinburg, UK. The new Program provides an optimal research and training environment for graduate students to conduct their PhD research in the field of epigenetics. Research excellence within the host teams of both communities, is complemented with a dedicated training and exchange program and support structure, creating an environment in which academically and technically gifted individuals can excel to achieve their professional goals and develop their future career.

Graduate Projects in the EpiCrossBorders Program are true international collaborations between labs in Munich and Edinburgh centered on the 'One Health' approach. In addition the Graduate Projects are designed to contribute to one or more of our five central themes:


Applicants should hold a University Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) to apply. with a strong background in biological sciences, (bio)chemistry, biomedicine computer science or related discipline, have excellent English language skills and a strong interest in an international PhD program. Your MSc degree has to include a Master Thesis on a scientific project.

Applicants still studying for their Master's degree may provide a provisional certificate or bona fide statement from the University stating the marks already obtained and estimated graduation date. Applicants accepted in the program are required to have completed their Master's degree before they can start their PhD work in the program. Applicants accepted within the program have to start their PhD work latest in fall 2022.

If you wish to apply with a four year BSc degree (equivalent to 240 ECTS), without an MSc, please contact the Research School Office directly. 

Please check the Projects for the 2021 call.

more information here

Deadline: 15 October 2021.