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Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine offers doctoral fellowships

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Are you interested in pursuing your PhD within a structured, international and multidisciplinary program in one of the best Universities in Germany?
The Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) is the only International Graduate School funded by the German Excellence Initiative of the DFG at the University of Freiburg. It relies on the expertise provided by the Excellence Clusters BIOSS (Center for Biological Signalling Studies) and BL-BT (BrainLinks-BrainTools), several outstanding collaborative research centers as well as the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the Bernstein Center Freiburg. This innovative research and training program (run entirely in English) includes a fast track program as well as an MD/PhD program.
The school is currently recruiting doctoral students in the following research disciplines:
Protein Structure and Function
Synthetic Biology and Signalling
Molecular Medicine
Developmental Biology
Molecular Plant Sciences

We offer:
- a 3-year doctoral fellowship
- a high-profile research environment
- an efficient supervision and mentoring program
- courses in novel technologies and soft skills
- an interdisciplinary teaching program
- a campus in the center of the city with lecture rooms, social & guest rooms

We expect:
- an excellent recent university degree: M.Sc. or German diploma (also candidates about to obtain such a degree are welcome to apply) or a B.Sc. with enrollment in a master program for the fast track program
- motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of the Graduate School
- excellent communication skills in English
- interest and creativity to shape your own thesis project and select your thesis committee
- interest in participating actively in the curricular and social activities of the school

You can find more information on the SGBM website www.sgbm.uni-freiburg.de and apply via our online application system.
The application deadline is March 29, 2015. Interviews will be held at the end of June and decisions will be communicated to the candidates in early July 2015. Selected applicants will start in late September 2015.


Contact detail

How to apply:
Please use our online application form via www.sgbm.uni-freiburg.de.
Bitte nutzen Sie zur Bewerbung ausschließlich unser online-Bewerbungsformular: www. sgbm.uni-freiburg.de.
Send application to
Dr. Alida Filippi

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Baden-Württemberg)
Working place
79104 Freiburg (i. Breisgau)
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Human medicine, Chemistry