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2015 IMPRS-CellDevoSys Dresden International PhD Fellowships, Germany

International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Cell Biology and Bioengineering offers fellowships to curious young scientists for Dresden international PhD program. As a general rule, all PhD students of the Dresden International PhD Program will receive financial support for the duration of their thesis and up to 4 years. The current monthly fellowship rate corresponds to up to 1,365 € plus 103 € additional allowance per month. The application deadline is 2 January 2015.

Study Subject(s): Position is available for research in the following tracks: Cell and Developmental Biology (CellDevo Track), Computational Biology (CompBio Track), Molecular Bioengineering and Biophysics (BioPhysEng Track) and Regenerative Medicine (RegMed Track).
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing PhD research programme.
Programme Provider: International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental and Systems Biology (IMPRS-CellDevoSys)
Award can be taken at: Germany

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Eligibility: Academic requirements:
-Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before taking up thesis work, an undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: life sciences, natural sciences, engineering, medicine, computer science, physics or applied mathematics.
-The degree level should allow the applicants to enter doctoral programs in their home country.
-In general, a Master degree or equivalent is required. Applicants holding an excellent BSc degree are also welcome to apply, given that independent research and a written thesis is part of the course of study. In that case, additional requirements to be completed during PhD thesis work will be defined on a case-to-case basis. Candidates holding a medical degree must have completed the course of study, including the exam equivalent to the German 2nd State Exam, before starting their PhD thesis.
Formal requirements: Applicants are required to provide relevant transcripts including the marks and degree certificates with the application. In case the course of study is ongoing, an official up-to-date preliminary transcript, including the marks obtained so far, is to be included.
-Language requirements: The language of the Dresden International PhD Program is English. Proficiency in English is therefore required for participation, and applicants might be contacted by phone for assessment. However, formal proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS) is not requested.
Requirements for previously affiliated applicants: Admission is based solely on scientific qualification and potential. The admission procedure must ensure the excellence of our program and the recruitment of only the highest qualified candidates. In order to prevent favoritism or bias, candidates who have previously been affiliated with a DIPP research group are eligible for admission, however, they are not allowed to join a DIPP research group they have previously been affiliated with for more than 3 months, or after the application deadline of the respective selection round.

Open for International Students: dresden international phd programStudents from all nationalities are eligible to apply for research position.

Description:  The Dresden International PhD Program is the perfect place for curious young scientists with a vivid interest in science and research, the desire to be an active part of our highly international and interactive community, and the ambition to contribute something really extraordinary. They expect a truly excellent academic performance and prior research experience along with the potential and enthusiasm to conduct challenging, top-notch research towards a PhD in a trans-disciplinary and competitive environment. They offer training, guidance and mentoring, they support early independence, and we encourage PhD students to profit from the wide expertise and state-of-the-art research facilities available on campus.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): As a general rule, all PhD students of the Dresden International PhD Program will receive financial support for the duration of their thesis and up to 4 years.

What does it cover? PhD students of the International PhD Program will receive financial support for the duration of their thesis. Financial support is granted via one of two types of funding, (i) fellowships or (ii) working contracts. The type of funding a student receives is dependent upon the specific source of funding for each student, and is defined by the available resources of the hosting group leader and the hosting organization. Fellowships are tax free and do not include any contributions to social insurances. Health insurance is compulsory and individual arrangements are to be made by the fellow (with the help of the PhD program office). Individual arrangements for pension schemes are optional. Contracts are taxed, and contributions to health insurance, pension scheme and social benefits are included and automatically deducted from the income. The monthly fellowship rate corresponds to up to 1365 Euro plus 103 Euro additional allowance per month. Contracts are according to 50% to 65% TV-L E13 respectively TvöD E13 (German tariff for employees in civil service). Irrespective of the source of funding, the initial net income (after deduction of compulsory insurances respectively tax and contribution to social insurances) is approximately 1000 Euro per month at a minimum. As a rule, financial support within the International PhD Program terminates with the final exam of the doctorate proceedings.

Selection Criteria: Eligible applications will proceed to evaluation. The first evaluation takes into account the applicants‡ national education system, and is carried out by internal experts of the respective educational system. Qualified applications are recommended to DIPP faculty members for further assessment.

Notification: Short-listed candidates will be invited to Dresden for interviews. Participation in the interview week in Dresden is indispensable if you wish to enter the Dresden International PhD Program. For Spring Selection 2015, Interview week in Dresden will be from 2 to 6 March 2015.

How to Apply: Applications can only be accepted via the online application system within the publicized deadlines.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2 January 2015.

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