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Doctoral Programmes in the Life Sciences

The Doctoral Programmes consist of a three-year interdisciplinary graduate course curriculum combined with an experimental project leading to a dissertation. Each doctoral researcher will be supervised by two professors from different faculties and will benefit from our Doctoral Development Programme. Seminars and courses are conducted entirely in English; German language courses are offered for international students. Depending on the project selected and own qualifications students may receive a stipend and may be eligible to register for one of the doctoral degrees offered at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. biol. hom., Dr. med. vet., Dr. biol. anim., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. agr. and Dr. oec. troph).

Applicants may choose between ten interdisciplinary research sections: Nutrition and Metabolism; Infection and Immunity; Heart, Lung and Blood Vessels; Protein and Nucleic Acid Interactions; Neurosciences; Reproduction in Man and Animals; Bioresources and Biotechnology; Molecular Interactions at Natural Interfaces; Marine Sciences; Ecology and Global Change. A Master’s degree or equivalent is required for admission.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Names of prospective supervisors and research projects as well as other information necessary for application can be found at:
Please submit your application using our online application system before March 06th, 2015
Send application to
Please direct any enquiries to office@ggl.uni-giessen.de.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Hessen)
Working place
35392 Giessen (Lahn)
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Human medicine, Biotechnology