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15 fully funded PhD fellowships in ageing research

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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 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
 15 fully funded PhD fellowships
in our structured PhD training programme of the “Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research”. Our goal is to train 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.
The programme includes an excellent infrastructure for training and research by internationally recognized scientists in new facilities with state-of-the-art technologies. The PhD project can be carried out in one of the four partner institutes. The programme is complemented by seminars and courses in ageing research, writing and presentation training as well as practical career development opportunities.
Key features
  • Three-year fully funded PhD fellowships
  • Internationally renowned faculty
  • Outstanding interactive research environment for ageing research
  • Interdisciplinary and structured PhD programme in English
  • Intensive support for international students
We encourage highly qualified and motivated students holding a M.Sc. or equivalent in biology or related subjects to apply. We also accept applicants with a medical degree who can prove sufficient research experience in a relevant field. Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken English and should have completed their degree by the start of the programme in October 2015.
The application deadline is December 10, 2014. To apply or to obtain further information about the programme and the partner institutes please visit our website


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Deutschland (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
50391 Cologne
Biologie & Life Sciences