9 February 2012

14 PhD Student Fellowships in Infection Biology of Human Pathogens (Hannover)

The International Research Training Group 1273 "Strategies of human pathogens to achieve acute and chronic infections”

Is seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals for 14 PhD Student Fellowships in Infection Biology of Human Pathogens (starting September 1, 2012)

Since 2006, the German Research Foundation (DFG) provides funding to Hannover Medical School (MHH), the Helmholtz Centre for InfectionResearch (HZI) in Braunschweig and the TWINCORE in Hannover to maintain an International Research Training Group (IRTG) together with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (coordinators: Sebastian Suerbaum, Hannover, and Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Stockholm). The central aim of the programme is to give young researchers the opportunity to perform their PhD work in the rapidly moving field of the infection biology of human microbial pathogens in a highly stimulating, competitive, international environment. The core element of the IRTG is a joint research programme centering on the question how human microbial pathogens achieve acute or persistent infection and how the host organism reacts to persistent infection. In addition, graduate students will participate in a highly interdisciplinary joint study programme. Stipends will be € 1,365/month and are available for up to three years. It is an integral part of the programme that PhD students spend 6-12 months in one of the partner labs at the Karolinska Institute.

Candidates who hold the equivalent of a master’s or diploma degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Life Sciences, or who graduated in medicine are welcome to apply. Those applicants who are selected for interviews in a first round of screening will be asked to attend a selection workshop in Hannover to be held June 19 / 20, 2012.

The deadline for receipt of a complete application is April 20, 2012.
Applications are only accepted via the online application platform http://www.irtg1273.mh-hannover.de starting February 23, 2012.

For detailed information on faculty and projects see http://www.mh-hannover.de/4587.html

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum, Department of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany, or IRTG1273@mh-hannover.de

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