Ph.D. Positions at Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research in Germany, 2018

University offers fully funded PhD positions to highly motivated and talented students. The structured Ph.D. training programme within a cutting edge research environment will start between July and October 2018. The initial contract is limited to three years. Payment is based on the German TV-L E13 scale, 65% if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled or on an equivalently remunerated Ph.D. support contract of the Max Planck Society.

The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) in Germany is a joint venture of the University of Cologne Excellence Cluster on Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), the University Hospital Cologne, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar). The Cologne/Bonn area has emerged as a leading global research centre with a stellar constellation of institutes and scientists dedicated to ageing research in Life Sciences.

The University of Cologne and the associated institutes are committed to diversity, diversity of perspectives and equal opportunity. Applications from people with a disability and their peers are especially welcome. People with a disability are preferred if equally qualified. Applications from women are encouraged. Women will be given preference if equally qualified, competence and professional performance, unless located in an individual male candidate predominate reasons.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: January 15, 2018.
  • Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue PhD
  • Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded  in the fields of ageing and age-related diseases to become part of the vibrant and international research scene in the Cologne/Bonn area.
  • Scholarship Award: The CGA Coordination offers support in all personal and administrative matters including visa, residence permits, housing, opening of bank accounts, insurances, contracts and all issues related to your PhD. The CGA orientation days in October 2018 provide you with all information needed in order to start your PhD. Every student will furthermore have one main supervisor as well as two co-supervisors with whom regular thesis advisory meetings take place and are documented to ensure the smooth conduction of your PhD. In order to facilitate integration to Germany, free-of-charge German classes are offered. We also have a PhD regular’s table as well as other social CGA events where you can meet your fellows. You can rest assured that you will never be left alone in case you should encounter any difficulties! Any open questions? Please find out what our students say about the CGA!
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  International
  • Entrance Requirements: Our 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. We invite applicants with a Master’s or equivalent degree of the above mentioned or related fields. 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).
  • English Language Requirements: Excellent English (C1 level) skills are a prerequisite for our programme. However is not mandatory to provide a certificate. If you have taken an English test such as the TOEFL, you can upload the result if you wish.

International Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can apply through online processor.

How to Apply:

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