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13 fully funded Ph.D. student positions

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The Research Training Group (RTG 2157) integrates the long-standing expertise in infectious diseases at the University of Würzburg and new technologies into an exciting new focus on 3D human tissue models. Within this program, scientists from the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg, the Research Center for Infectious Diseases, and the Chair of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine of the University Hospital and Fraunhofer IGB, Unit Würzburg, take a novel route to investigate microbial infections under close-to-natural conditions.
Together we invite young scientists of exceptional talent to apply for
13 fully funded Ph.D. student positions
of the Research Training Group "3D Tissue Models for Studying Microbial Infections by Human Pathogens" (RTG 2157)
starting from April 1st, 2016. Payment is based on the German TV-L scale.
The RTG 2157 offers a unique opportunity within a collaborative framework of experts to establish and exploit human infection models for the in-depth investigation of mechanisms underlying host-human pathogen interactions. The training group provides an excellent infrastructure for training and research by internationally recognized scientists with state-of-the-art technologies. The program is complemented by seminars, courses, hands-on workshops, writing and presentation training as well as practical career development opportunities.
We offer
  • Widely visible international research environment
  • Interdisciplinary and structured Ph.D. program in English
  • Intensive support for international students
We are seeking highly qualified students holding a M.Sc. or equivalent degree with a background in Cell / Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics or a related field. Applicants should be fluent in oral and written English and should have completed their degree by the start of the program in April 2016.
The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunities employer. Applications of women are thus especially encouraged; applications of disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other candidates with equal qualifications.
The application deadline is February 15th, 2016. To apply or to obtain further information about the program and the integrated projects, please visit our website (www.uni-wuerzburg.de/grk2157).

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Type of job
PhD Project
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Germany (Bayern)
Working place
97074 Würzburg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences