European Graduate School in the Biomedical Sciences



Ten PhD Studentships available!!

  • The Gulbenkian Institute in Lisbon

  • The Graduate Programme of Genetics and Functional Genomics in Cologne

  • The Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona

  • The Institut Curie in Paris

invite applications for a joint 4-year Ph.D. programme starting September 2006

Application deadline is 21st March 2006

The newly created European Graduate School offers research opportunities in cellular, molecular, developmental biology, physiology, bioinformatics, genetics and genomics in animal, plant and microbial systems. The successful candidates will undergo a period of 8-12 weeks of preparatory courses organized jointly in Portugal and Germany by staff from the participating Institutes, followed by laboratory rotations in the Institute and selection supervisors for their thesis research. The programme is held in English, as are all scientific activities in the participating Institutes. Tax-free fellowships (950 EUR per month) are initially granted for the preparatory and rotation period. On satisfactory performance, they are extended to a total of four years and may be raised, according to the local Institutes rules. Additional funds are available for travel, invitations of international guest speakers and other activities. It is a condition of the Programme that students may not choose the Institute in their own country for thesis research. Ten PhD studentships are available for citizens of any EU country. Applicants should hold a Master’s or a 4/5-year University degree. Exceptions may be made for candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree if additional expertise or exceptionally high academic qualifications can be demonstrated. Applications should be done online in the form of a CV and 3 letters of recommendation.

The letters of recommendation have to be sent in envelopes separately to:

International Graduate School GfG Zülpicher Strasse 47 50674 Köln Germany

Please download and fill this application form Application Form (Word Document)

Send the filled form and your CV to this Email-address:

The interviews will be conducted in one or more of the participating Institutes
Short-listed candidates will be informed by end of March and the recruitment process should be completed by end of April.
For more information about the activities of the participating Institutes and the available groups see the following websites