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International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

Description: The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs, run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Each program offers research and education opportunities in a stimulating international environment for ambitious students who wish to work towards a Ph.D. degree. Accepted students perform their research project in one of the participating research groups of their favorite program, according to their scientific interest. Advanced teaching and training courses are offered throughout the curriculum. The program language is English throughout. Ph.D. studies usually last 4 years.
Education: Applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field before starting the Ph.D. program. Applicants accepted for the program will have to register with either the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of their future research group.

Research Environment/ Employer: The LSZGS aims to attract to Zurich the most promising young scientists from across the world. It offers to these students a challenging training environment, a clear mentoring system and the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research. Students are part of a vivid scientific and social community and get the opportunity to work with the leading scientists in their field of interest. With nearly 300 research groups and more than 1000 PhD students, the LSZGS is one of the largest graduate schools in Europe.

Funding: Research groups within the Life Science Zurich Graduate School provide financial support in accordance with the Ph.D. student salary set by the Swiss National Science Foundation (at present CHF 47'040.- in the 1st year; 48'540.- in the 2nd year; 50'040.- in the 3rd and 4th year).

Application deadlines are 1 December and 1 July

Contact detail

How to apply:
Our web pages provide detailed information for submission of application. Please refer to the guidelines as we only take into consideration applications received in the required format: http://www.lifescience-graduateschool.ch/index.php?id=108
Send application to
Dr. Susanna Bachmann        
Life Science Zurich Graduate School
University of Zurich
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich
Email: gradschool@lifescience.uzh.ch

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Switzerland (Basel-Stadt, Zürich)
Working place
8000 Zürich
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences