International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

Description: The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs, run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Each program offers research and education opportunities in a stimulating international environment for ambitious students who wish to work towards a Ph.D. degree. Accepted students perform their research project in one of the participating research groups of their favorite program, according to their scientific interest. Advanced teaching and training courses are offered throughout the curriculum. The program language is English throughout. Ph.D. studies usually last 3-4 years.

Education: Applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field before starting the Ph.D. program. Applicants accepted for the program will have to register with either the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of their future research group.

Application: Our web pages provide detailed information for submission of application. Please refer to the guidelines as we only take into consideration applications received in the required format: http://www.lifescience-graduateschool.ch/index.php?id=108

Application deadlines are December 1 and July 1


Dr. Susanna Bachmann

Life Science Zurich Graduate School
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich, Schweiz

Tel.: ++41 44 635 31 35
Fax: ++41 44 635 68 61

PhD Scholarship of the Graduate School

As part of a project of the Graduate School Inter Neuroscience "will be characterized ion channels involved in the neuronal excitability and neuronal plasticity are involved. A particular focus of the investigation lies in the modulation of neuronal excitability and behavior of the neural growth through the activation of transient receptor potential (TRP)-homologous cation channels. Procedures will apply in addition to the cell culture and molecular biology in particular, electrophysiological and floureszenzoptische techniques. Practical experience in one of the above techniques are desirable but not a prerequisite. Suitable candidates should have a scientific studies have been completed successfully bring (biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physics or equivalent) and engagement in scientific work and a high motivation and teamwork. For more information please refer to the sub-project, Prof. Dr. Michael Schaefer (michael.schaefer @ medizin.uni-leipzig.de) or to the Speaker of the Graduate School, Prof. Dr. Andreas Reichenbach (reia@medizin.uni- leipzig.de). Graduate School Homepage International Neuro: www.interneuro.de Disabled Applicants will be given preference if equally qualified. Your CV please send to 15/11/2009: Prof. Dr. Michael Schaefer, Rudolf Boehm Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology Härtelstraße 16-18 04107 Leipzig


Prof. Dr. Michael Schaefer (michael.schaefer @ medizin.uni-leipzig.de)

Rudolf Boehm Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Härtelstraße 16-18
04107 Leipzig