The Cologne/Bonn area has emerged as a leading global research centre with a stellar constellation of institutes and scientists dedicated to ageing research. These include 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) in Bonn.
Together, we invite young scientists of exceptional talent to apply for 12 fully funded Ph.D. student positions in our structured Ph.D. training programme of the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) starting from October 1st 2016. The initial contract is limited until September 30th 2019. Payment is based on the German TVL-13 scale (65%) if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled or on the support contract of the Max Planck Society (Promotionsfördervertrag, sui generis).
Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken English and should have completed their degree by the start of the programme in October 2016.
The University of Cologne 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 12th, 2016. To apply or to obtain further information about the programme and the partner institutes please click on the "Further official information" link below.