PhD positions

PhD positions

University Medical Center Gottingen

Gottingen, Germany

The International Research Training Group 1816 “Phosphorylation- and redoxmediated signaling mechanisms in the failing heart” currently offers

12 PhD positions
3-year doctoral program, part-time 65 % | salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,700 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

Applicants should hold a diploma or Master’s degree in the field of life sciences or a graduation (Dr. med.) from medical school.

The IRTG1816 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is organized by the Heart Center, University Medical Center Göttingen together with the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King`s College London. The Training Group offers an excellent research environment, a comprehensive curriculum and a broad supervision and mentoring network. Students will conduct part of their projects in one of the partnering laboratories in London. Obtaining a joint doctoral degree from both institutions is possible.

The PhD positions will be paid according to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (TV-L 65 % of level E13).

Further information on the graduate program and the research projects can be found on our website:

Please use the the necessary application and reference forms on the IRTG1816 homepage. Incomplete applications without the necessary forms, documents or references will not be considered!

Electronic applications including

  • Application form
  • Certificates (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) in english or german
  • Proof of English proficiency (not older than 2 years)
  • 2 Reference letters (directly sent to by the referees) should be sent to before December 15th 2018 as a single PDF-file.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by December 15th, 2018:

University Medical Center Göttingen
Mrs. Christina Würtz
Scientific Coordinator
37099 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551/39-65849


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PhD positions