The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) in Germany is a
joint venture of the University of Cologne Excellence Cluster on Stress Responses
in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), the University Hospital Cologne, 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).
The Cologne/Bonn area has emerged as a leading global research centre with
a stellar constellation of institutes and scientists dedicated to ageing research.
12 fully funded Ph.D. positions
in Life Sciences
to highly motivated and talented students. The structured Ph.D. training programme
within a cutting edge research environment will start between June 15
and October 1, 2017.
The initial contract is limited to three years. Payment is
based on the German TV-L E13 scale, 65% if terms and conditions under collective
bargaining law are fulfilled or on an equivalently remunerated Ph.D. support
contract of the Max Planck Society.
- An outstanding international research environment at one of the most prestigious
ageing research clusters in Europe
- Excellent infrastructure for training and research by internationally recognized
scientists in facilities with state-of-the-art technologies
- Ph.D. projects that can be carried out in up to 55 participating research
groups of the above mentioned institutes
- An interdisciplinary and structured Ph.D. programme in the vibrant city of
Cologne, Germany, completely conducted in English
- An individual 3-year career mentoring programme, extensive methods courses
and soft skill workshops
- Intensive support and guidance for international students in all administrative
We are looking for
- Highly qualified and motivated students holding a M.Sc. or equivalent degree
in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics,
Translational Medicine or a related field
- 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 associated institutes are committed to diversity, diversity of perspectives and
equal opportunity. Applications from people with a disability and their peers are
especially welcome. People with a disability are preferred if equally qualified.
Applications from women are encouraged. Women will be given preference if
equally qualified, competence and professional performance, unless located in
an individual male candidate predominate reasons.