PhD Positions: LGSA Call for Application (Job ID 1914)

The Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age-Related Diseases (LGSA) is a joint program of the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) and the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena. The School calls for applications for PhD positions available in summer 2019.

Activities and responsibilities

The Leibniz Graduate School on Aging belongs to the Leibniz Association - a non-university research organization equivalent to the Max Planck Society and the Helmholtz Association. The Graduate School offers an international postgraduate program for students with excellent qualifications. The participating research groups work on Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Immunology and Neurobiology to investigate the multifaceted mechanisms that cause the development of age-related diseases and those that cause senescence and aging.
Training and research within the PhD program are interdisciplinary. Lecture series, seminars, journal clubs and courses as well as training in presentation skills and language classes complement the practical work. A thesis advisory committee provides comprehensive support and the mentorship in the career development of the student. The program language is English.
Eligible are students that have obtained, or that will obtain within half a year, an academic degree comparable to the master degree or diploma in natural sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Physics, and Chemistry) with excellent marks.
Further information on the Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age Related Diseases (LGSA) including application guidelines can be found at
For the first step please acquaint yourself with the research of the participating groups and with the application procedure on our website, fill in the application form and send it electronically to the LGSA.
Deadline for submission is July 25th.
Participating FLI groups:
    Please note that not all groups have specified project descriptions and possible projects are subject to individual discussions during the recruitment.

    Please note that your application will be made available to the LGSA selection committee for assessment.
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    Qualification profile

    Eligible are students that have obtained, or that will obtain within the next six months, an academic degree comparable to the Master's degree in life sciences, chemistry, physics or other related fields.


    We offer a position in a well-equipped research group of a high quality institute for age research, which harbors several state-of-the-art facilities. Our work is embedded in the Beutenberg Campus, an interdisciplinary base for innovative research.
    The PhD position will be integrated in our Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age Related Diseases
    The contract conditions and the salary will be according to the collective labor agreement for public service employees of the Federal State of Germany (TV-L E13 50-65%)

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