12 fully funded Ph.D. positions - ageing research in Life Sciences

The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) in Germany is a joint venture of the University of Cologne Excellence Cluster on Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), the University Hospital Cologne, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar). The Cologne/Bonn area has emerged as a leading global research centre with a stellar constellation of institutes and scientists dedicated to ageing research in Life Sciences. We offer 12 fully funded Ph.D. positions
to highly motivated and talented students. The structured Ph.D. training programme within a cutting edge research environment will start between June 15 and October 1, 2017. The initial contract is limited to three years. Payment is based on the German TV-L E13 scale, 65% if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled or on an equivalently remunerated Ph.D. support contract of the Max Planck Society.

We offer
  • An outstanding international research environment at one of the most prestigious ageing research clusters in Europe
  • Excellent infrastructure for training and research by internationally recognized scientists in facilities with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Ph.D. projects that can be carried out in up to 55 participating research groups of the above mentioned institutes
  • An interdisciplinary and structured Ph.D. programme in the vibrant city of Cologne, Germany, completely conducted in English
  • An individual 3-year career mentoring programme, extensive methods courses and soft skill workshops
  • Intensive support and guidance for international students in all administrative matters

We are looking for
  • Highly qualified and motivated students holding a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Translational Medicine or a related field
  • A new generation of biomedical scientists who will make fundamental scientific discoveries in the basic biology of ageing and may translate them into improvements in health and life for people as they grow older

Further information
  • Application deadline: January 15, 2017
  • Online application portal: http://www.ageing-grad-school.de
  • Contact: cologne-grad-school-age@uni-koeln.de

The University of Cologne and the associated institutes are committed to diversity, diversity of perspectives and equal opportunity. Applications from people with a disability and their peers are especially welcome. People with a disability are preferred if equally qualified. Applications from women are encouraged. Women will be given preference if equally qualified, competence and professional performance, unless located in an individual male candidate predominate reasons.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Application deadline: January 15, 2017
Online application portal: http://www.ageing-grad-school.de
Send application to
Contact: cologne-grad-school-age@uni-koeln.de

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
50923 Köln
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Medical Engineering

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