University of Cologne
International Graduate School
Genetics and Functional Genomics
invites applications for its
3-year Ph.D. programme starting September 2006
10 Ph.D. fellowships available
The Graduate School offers research opportunities in cellular, molecular,
developmental, physiological, neuro- and
evolutionary genetics and genomics in plant, animal and microbial systems.
Applications in the plant and microbial fields
are especially encouraged.
After a six-month period of lab rotations and methods courses, students carry
out a Ph.D. research project in one of the
participating groups. The programme includes research seminars, training in
scientific writing and presentation, lecture
series by international experts and individual support through thesis advisory
The tax-free fellowships (1000 EUR per month) are initially granted for the
rotation period. On satisfactory performance,
they are extended to a total of three years and raised to EUR 1300 per month.
Additional funds are available for
attendance at scientific meetings and training courses, and for invitation of
speakers at an international level to
Applicants should hold a Master?s or other degree comparable to a German
University Diploma in Biology or
Biochemistry. Exceptional candidates holding a Bachelor?s degree may also be
To obtain further information on the programme and the application form, please
visit our website, http://www.unikoeln.de/bio-graduateschool. Applications for
fall 2006 are accepted between Dec 5, 2005 and March 5, 2006.
Candidates holding/expecting to receive a German Diploma degree may apply until
April 9, 2006.