|| The Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age-Related Diseases (LGSA) is a joint program of the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) and the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena. The School calls for applications for PhD positions available in winter 2017.
The Leibniz Graduate School on Aging belongs to the Leibniz Association - a non-university research organization equivalent to the Max Planck Society and the Helmholtz Association. The Graduate School offers an international postgraduate program for students with excellent qualifications. The participating research groups work on Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology and Neurobiology to investigate the multifaceted mechanisms that cause the development of age-related diseases and those that cause senescence and aging.
Training and research within the PhD program are interdisciplinary. Lecture series, seminars, journal clubs and courses as well as training in presentation skills and language classes complement the practical work. A
thesis committee provides comprehensive support and the mentorship in the career development of the student. The program language is English.
Eligible are students that have obtained, or that will obtain within half a year, an academic degree comparable to the master degree or diploma in natural sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Physics, and Chemistry) with excellent marks.
Further information on the Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age Related Diseases (LGSA) including application guidelines can be found at http://lgsa.leibniz-fli.de/application/application-guideline/.
For the first step please acquaint yourself with the research of the participating groups and with the application procedure on our website, fill in the application form and send it electronically to the LGSA.
Deadline for submission is November 12th.
Participating FLI groups:
Christoph Englert - Molecular genetics
Maria Ermolaeva - Stress tolerance and homeostasis
Björn von Eyss - Transcriptional control of tissue homeostasis
Steve Hoffmann - Computational Biology
Jerome Korzelius - Jasper Cooperation Group
Christoph Kaether - Membrane trafficking
Julia von Maltzahn - Regeneration of skeletal muscle
Helen Morrison - Tumor biology
Francesco Neri - Epigenetics of Aging
Alessandro Ori - Functional proteomics of aging
Zhao-Qi Wang - Genomic stability
Claudia Waskow - Immunology
Participating FSU/UKJ groups:
Holger Bierhoff - Epigenetic of Aging