International PhD Program at the Department of Biomedicine


We are happy to announce the autumn call for the
International PhD Program in Biomedicine

The Department of Biomedicine (DBM) belongs to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The DBM promotes basic and translational biomedical research at the highest international level. Our interdisciplinary PhD program is associated with the PhD program in Molecular and Cellular Biology offered by the Biozentrum. Around 120 PhD students enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Science perform their thesis in one of the 60 research labs.

Your position
Students admitted to the program receive theoretical and practical training, and conduct a research project under the supervision of a DBM research group leader. A rich program of courses, lectures, workshops and conferences organized by the Department of Biomedicine and the Biozentrum are offered to the students. PhD fellows attend yearly scientific meetings (DBM PhD scientific retreat) and have the opportunity to participate at scientific seminars and career guidance events (see PhD Club).

Application deadline: September 12th, 2019.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in December 2019 .

Your profile
The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Master degree/diploma. The Master degree must qualify for the PhD subject. and must be approved by the University of Basel.
  • Very good command of spoken and written English (Cambridge level C2 or equivalent)

Admission is achieved through a competitive selection procedure (see link below / application-and-selection-procedure).

We offer you
The Department of Biomedicine unites the biomedical laboratory research of the Faculty of Medicine and represents a joint venture of the University of Basel, the University Hospital Basel and the University Children's Hospital Basel.
Central to our mission, basic research and clinical scientists work side-by-side to foster a translational environment across all of our disease-relevant scientific themes, benefiting the lives of patients in areas of unmet need.

Competitive salary according to guidelines of the University of Basel/Swiss National Science Foundation.

Application / Contact
Please follow the instruction of the online application platform. If you would like to apply to a particular research group, please indicate this in the online questionnaire.

Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers, PhD coordinator of the International PhD Program in Biomedicine
Nicole Salvisberg: Administrative Assistance

Department of Biomedicine:
International PhD Program in Biomedicine:
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