PhD program provides a world-class starting platform for a successful career in science
We offer an international research environment, characterized by outstanding ageing research, excellent supervision, early independence in research and state-of-the-art facilities. We are dedicated to providing first-class conditions for young scientists in a cutting edge and inspiring environment. Our competitive PhD programme provides a world-class starting platform for a successful career in science.
The programme is highly selective and invites outstanding university graduates wishing to work towards a PhD in the fields of ageing and age-related diseases to become part of the vibrant and international research scene in the Cologne/Bonn area.
Our international and interdisciplinary faculty offers positions in the areas of cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, pharmacology, neuroscience medical biology, translated medicine or related fields. We invite applicants with a Master's or equivalent degree of the above mentioned or related fields. Applicants with a degree in medicine are equally welcome to apply provided they have sufficient relevant research experience. Furthermore, candidates require excellent written and spoken English skills (C1 level).
Candidates are selected based on their academic qualifications and research accomplishments. 25 candidates will be invited to an on-site selection week. Selected candidates can start their PhD position between July and October 2019. All accepted students will be enrolled through the University of Cologne.
WHICH PREVIOUS STUDY COURSES ARE ELIGIBLE?
You have to hold a degree in fields such as biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, pharmacology, neuroscience, medical biology or a related area. Furthermore, you must have gained sufficient research experience during your studies. Individual applications will be examined for eligibility on a case-to-case basis.
PhD projects will start between July and October 2019 on an individual basis. The structured CGA programme will start in October 2019 with the CGA orientation days.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS OFFERED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?
The CGA Coordination offers support in all personal and administrative matters including visa, residence permits, housing, opening of bank accounts, insurances, contracts and all issues related to your PhD. The CGA orientation days in October 2019 provide you with all information needed in order to start your PhD. Every student will furthermore have one main supervisor as well as two co-supervisors with whom regular thesis advisory meetings take place and are documented to ensure the smooth conduction of your PhD. In order to facilitate integration to Germany, free-of-charge German classes are offered. We also have a PhD regular's table as well as other social CGA events where you can meet your fellows. You can rest assured that you will never be left alone in case you should encounter any difficulties! Any open questions? Please find out what our students say about the CGA!
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