Ph.D International PhD Program in Biomedical Research

at Friedrich Miescher Institute in Switzerland

Applications are invited for internally funded PhD student fellowships at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland. The FMI is part of the Novartis Research Foundation. Our research focuses on epigenetics, growth control and neurobiology. We employ state-of-the-art technologies to explore basis molecular mechanisms of cells and organisms in health and disease.

Current topics include:
Biology of aging / Cancer and metastasis / Cell adhesion / Protein structure / Proteomics and genomics / Molecular mechanisms of cell signaling / Cell type specification and differentiation / Connectivity and function of neuronal circuits / Vision, olfaction, motor control / Synaptic plasticity / Learning and memory / Epigenetic regulation and chromatin modification / Gene expression and silencing / Genomic integrity / MicroRNAs and posttranscriptional regulation

Our international PhD program has 90 graduate students from more than 25 countries. The working language is English. Most students are registered at the University of Basel. The successful candidate holds a Diploma (or M.Sc.) acceptable for matriculation at the University of Basel and has a strong background in cell and molecular biology.

Financial support is in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Your income will be generous relative to international standards for PhD students. Duration of the appointment: typically 4 years.

Application deadline: December 1, 2009

For application forms and further information see, or contact, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

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