Call for Students' Applications in Graz, Austria

The Medical University of Graz, the University of Graz and the Graz University of Technology and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) offer international PhD programs in “Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease”, “Molecular Fundmentals of Inflammation (DK-MOLIN), and “Molecular Medicine” that provide an in-depth, multidisciplinary training in biomedical research in a stimulating international environment.

The thesis projects focus on aspects of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, inflammatory diseases, as well as novel therapeutic targets, and integrate basic research and clinically-oriented sciences utilizing a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art techniques.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship all candidates need to be a holder of equivalent a masters’ degree in natural or life sciences (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology or related areas) or in medicine which included a written master thesis.

PhD students will be fully employed at the respective university including social benefits with a net salary (after deduction of taxes, health and pension insurance) of approximately EUR 19,700 per year for 3 years. Moreover,  students will be encouraged to spend up to one year abroad joining other collaborating laboratories with the possibility of a 4th year extension of their contract.

To apply you need to register at the online platform and to submit the following:

1/ Bachelor of Science degree certificate and  transcripts of marks (academic record);

2/ Master of Science degree certificate and transcripts of marks (academic record);

3/ Certificate of English proficiency (if available, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, GRE);

4/ Two letters of recommendation of the respective two persons (in the questionnaire to submit the details (first name, last name, university, city, country, e-mail address, these persons will receive an e-mail prompting them to register on the online platform and answer a specific questionnaire).

The deadline for application is 21 September 2014.