PhD Fellowships in Life Sciences

University of Basel Biozentrum


Biozentrum PhD Fellowships in life sciences – Winter Call 2020

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the leading life sciences institutes in the world. It consists of 32 groups and 500 employees that research how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. Founded in 1971, the Biozentrum has been the birthplace of many fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine, spawning several Nobel Laureates.

Your position

Research at the Biozentrum embraces a wide range of topics with a focus on understanding how molecules are organized to create life and living organisms. Areas of research are the structure and function of macromolecules, the wiring of regulatory circuits, and the general principles underlying complex biological systems and their dynamic interactions.

Your profile

We invite talented, ambitious and highly motivated young scientists from all over the world to join our Biozentrum Basel International PhD Program. Our fellowship is particularly well suited for students with broad interests or who come from fields such as physics, chemistry or computer science.

We offer you

Our PhD fellowships are unique: students can select any Biozentrum research group through rotations, which offers the chance to learn skills and techniques needed in modern biology. The fellowship gives students full and independent funding for their entire PhD and grant additional travel funds.
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Application / Contact

Please apply online by November 12, 2020 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation:
Review of applicants will start after November 12, 2020. Short listed candidates will be informed after December 2nd, about the following interview procedure and time schedule.

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