The Graduate school of excellence ‘JSMC’ offers PhD student position to conduct research on the topic immunevasion of the gram positive bacterium streptocccous pneumonia at JSMC and Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany 2013
About Scholarship: The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 doctoral researchers who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non-university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are participating in this cutting edge research and training program.
Study: Immunevasion of the Gram positive bacterium Streptocccous pneumonia
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship By: German Excellence Initiative
Eligibility: We expect:
-a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field in Natural or Life Sciences. Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
-high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC
-creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project
-an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the lively JSMC Community
- very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC)
-Both German as well as international students are welcome to apply. However, candidates should demonstrate adequate competence in the English language as English is the language of instruction at JSMC.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Duration: Three years
Value: We offer:
-a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top?level research facilities
-a doctoral researcher position (TV?L E13, 65%) funded for three years based on the regulations of the DFG (German Research Foundation) as well as generous research funding
-a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisors
-a top level PhD training program with courses in state of the art research technologies and soft skills
-Jena – the German City of Science 2008: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around the famous Friedrich Schiller University.
Notification: Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC/ILRS Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany, on Feb 4-6, 2013. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter allowing the projects to start immediately.
Deadline: December 2nd, 2012
Further Information: http://www.jsmc.uni-jena.de/phd-program/fellowship-application/vacant-projects/