We are pleased to announce this year’s Fall Call for the FMI International PhD Program.
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, affiliated with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the University of Basel, operates at the interface between academic research and biomedical applications. Hence, our students not only acquire fundamental research skills, using cutting-edge approaches, but also learn to consider the biomedical applications of their discoveries.
The FMI International PhD Program offers advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology, and quantitative biology on a wide variety of topics.
PhD students admitted to the program pursue research projects developed together with their Group leader, with outstanding support from the FMI technology platforms in, for example, imaging, genomics or bioinformatics. Numerous theoretical and practical training programs are available both at the FMI and at the University of Basel, and the Basel/Zurich life science community provides exceptional local opportunities for further scientific interactions.
Our PhD students receive generous fellowships, with social benefits.
The application deadline for the upcoming call is November 20, 2017; selected applicants will be invited for on-site interviews, taking place in January 2018.
More information can be found here.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before enrollment, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.). US applicants with only a Bachelor must have successfully completed courses in Biophysics and must have laboratory experience leading to a research thesis.
Admission is achieved through a selection procedure that takes place twice a year (usually in January and June).
If you have a medical background, please visit our International MD-PhD Program www.fmi.ch/training/MD-PhD/
ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
Affiliated with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and as an affiliated institute of the University of Basel, the FMI is situated at the interface of academic research and biomedical application. FMI students and postdoctoral fellows are not only exposed to the latest in molecular and genetic approaches, but are constantly encouraged to examine the biomedical application of their discoveries.