Three PhD Positions-German Research Foundation Funded-University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany


Location: Göttingen, Germany

Deadline: 31/07/2016


The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,400 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, lies near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

Applicants should hold a diploma or master’s degree in the field of Life Sciences or a graduation (Dr. med.) from medical school.The International Research Training Group 1816 “Phosphorylation- and redox-mediated signaling mechanisms in the failing heart” currently offers, 3-year doctoral program, part-time 65 % & vert; salary according to TV-L.

The IRTG1816 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is organized by the Heart Center, University Medical Center Göttingen together with the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King’s College London. The Training Group offers an excellent research environment, a comprehensive curriculum and a broad supervision and mentoring network. Students will conduct part of their projects in one of the partnering laboratories in London. Obtaining a joint doctoral degree from both institutions is possible.

Further information on the graduate program and the research projects can be found on our website:// Projects with vacant positions are RP3, RP10 and RP11.

How to apply

Applicants should send their documents, stating the project number, latest until July 31st, 2016 via e-mail as a single PDF-file to The application should contain in addition to standard documents a motivation letter and two references.

Further eligibility criteria for all applicants: Proof of English proficiency as English is the graduate school’s official language (e.g. TOEFL or similar test, not for native speakers).

The PhD positions will be paid according to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (TV-L 65 % of level E 13).

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by July 31st, 2016:

University Medical Center Göttingen


Christina Würtz, Scientific Coordinator

37099 Göttingen

Tel.: 0551/39-9540

Fax: 0551/39-12492


Web: //

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

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