RTG PhD Fellowships at Heidelberg University in Germany, 2017

Heidelberg University

Scholarship Description: Research Training Group at Heidelberg University is happy to announce 4 PhD Fellowships available for a period of 3 years starting: 1st October 2017. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

About University: The new interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) is being set up at Heidelberg University. The purpose of the RTG is to scientifically investigate the molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of the complementary medicine.

The Graduate Academy supports and fosters Heidelberg University, doctoral candidates. It was established in 2006 following the University Senate resolution in 2005 to include such a facility in its recommendations for the promotion of young researchers.

Degree Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Ph.D. program.

Available Subject: Fellowships are awarded within the subject area “Elucidation of molecular mechanisms as a foundation for an evidence-based complementary and integrative medicine”.

Scholarship Benefits: The RTG provides talented and ambitious candidates with an excellent and stimulating research environment. The individual research projects are thematically closely related with partial methodological overlap to allow for intensive and inspiring scientific exchange. The Ph.D. candidates will have access to state-of-the-art research technologies in modern cell and molecular biology (gene expression profiling, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, cell imaging, optical tissue clearing, animal models). The doctoral education further includes a well-structured training program and intensive supervision. The RTG is closely collaborating with the Graduate Academy and other international graduate programs at the University of Heidelberg. Furthermore, the RTG will be associated to national joint research projects in the field, for example, the newly founded Academic Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (AZKIM).

Number of Scholarships: Up to 4 Fellowships are available.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships:

The successful candidate must hold a university degree (master or equivalent above average) that gives access to undertake doctoral studies. Further prerequisites are profound biomedical knowledge and in-depth education in cell and molecular biology and/or immunology. Moreover, very good English skills (spoken and written) are taken for granted. In addition, to conduct a superior doctorate successfully, it is essential to bring in a high degree of motivation as well as passion for science and for developing independent scientific ideas

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.


Application Procedure: Applications (cover letter, CV, certificates, reference letters) should be sent latest by 15th August 2017 either addressed to Prof. Dr. Yvonne Samstag, Institute of Immunology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 305, 69120 Heidelberg or sent by e-mail to yvonne.Samstag-at-urz.uni-heidelberg.de. Phone: +49-6221-56 4039.

Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is August 15, 2017.

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