Sunday, April 19, 2009

14 PhD Student Fellowships in Infection Biology of Human Pathogens

14 PhD Student Fellowships in Infection Biology of Human Pathogens (starting September 1, 2009) (Hannover)
Since 2006, the German Research Foundation (DFG) provides funding to Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig to maintain an International ResearchTraining Group (IRTG) together with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (coordinators: Sebastian Suerbaum, Hannover, and Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Stockholm). The central aim of the programme is togive young researchers the opportunity to perform their PhD work in the rapidly moving field of the infection biology of human microbial pathogens in a highly stimulating, competitive, international environment. The core element of the IRTG is a joint research programme centering on the question how human microbial pathogens achieve acute or persistent infection and how the host organism reacts to persistent infection. In addition, graduate students willparticipate in a highly interdisciplinary joint study programme.
Stipends will be 1365 €/month and are available for up to three years. It is an integral part of the programme that PhD students spend 6-12 months in one of the partner labs at the Karolinska Institute.
Candidates who hold the equivalent of a master’s or diploma degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Life Sciences, or who graduated in medicine are welcome to apply. Those applicants who are selected for interviews in a first round of screening will be asked to attend a selection workshop in Hannover to be held June 10 / 11, 2009.
The deadline for receipt of a complete application is April 30, 2009.Applications are only accepted via the online application platform
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