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Helmholtz International Graduate School for Infection Research - A three-year structured PhD program

We invite highly motivated applicants
PhD candidates will have the unique opportunity to undertake a PhD project within an electrifying atmosphere with the focus on Infection Research and related fields (Immunology, Microbiology, Virology, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Medical Chemistry, Structural Biology, Systems Immunology, Molecular Biology, Mammalian Genetics, Informatics and Microbial Drugs). Working on a three-year research project PhD candidates can select lectures and seminars, laboratory and soft-skills courses, join congresses, symposia and summer schools. The program is well supported by an intense network of PhD candidates and supervisors. PhD candidates will finish the program as highly qualified scientists competitive for the job market. The three-year program is taught in English.

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We expect
  • An above-average Master´s degree (or equivalent)
  • Applicants highly interested in at least one of the above indicated fields
  • Laboratory experience, where applicable
  • Good written and spoken English skills

  • Applicants are required to complete the online application form under:

Deadline for Application
  • August 30th, 2015

Since the Helmholtz Graduate School supports a gender balance, women are explicitly encouraged to apply. With equal professional qualification, severely disabled persons will be prioritized.

The Helmholtz International Graduate School is a joint action of the:
  • Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Hannover Medical School
  • University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
  • TWINCORE, Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research

Support is given by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

Further information on the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research is to be found under:

How to apply:
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While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 27/2015

About Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung. Wir konzentrieren uns auf Bakterien, die medizinisch relevant sind oder als Modell für die Erforschung von Infektionsmechanismen genutzt werden. Mit unserer Arbeit leisten wir einen nachhaltigen Beitrag für die Gesundheitsvorsorge.

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