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GGNB Microbiology and Biochemistry (PhD) • University of Göttingen • Göttingen
|Degree||PhD (Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) or, alternatively, Dr rer nat|
|In cooperation with||
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-bpc)
Three years (two extensions of six months possible)
Application is possible independent of deadlines.
The scientific focus of the programme is primarily on microbial model systems, ranging from prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) to eukaryotic microbes, including the interactions between microorganisms and multicellular organisms. These interactions can be beneficial, as between plants and some bacteria, or harmful, as between human cells and pathogenic bacteria. In the research groups participating in the PhD programme, platforms are available in various participating groups for the analysis of genomes, transcription signatures, large-scale protein identification, metabolomics, and imaging.
Microbiology and Biochemistry is a doctoral programme of the Faculty of Biology, offered by the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). It is funded by the DFG within the framework of the German Federal and State Governments’ Excellence Initiative to promote science and research at German universities. The graduate school offers a joint modular training programme to which all doctoral programmes of the GGNB contribute, and which is open to all GGNB students. In addition to a lecture and seminar programme, training consists of (1) individual counselling by thesis committees, (2) intensive methods teaching courses of one to three weeks in special training labs, (3) two- or three-day methods courses in the laboratories of the participating faculty, (4) professional skills courses such as scientific writing, presentation skills, intercultural communication, project management, team leadership skills, conflict resolution, ethics and career development, and (5) student-organised scientific meetings, industry excursions and intercultural events. Students are able to tailor their individual curriculum by choosing from a large number of courses and events.
|Study abroad unit(s)||
Participation in international scientific meetings, time-limited research projects and methods courses abroad are encouraged.
Option of research collaboration with other research institutions
|Forms of assessment||
Evaluation of doctoral thesis by two referees; public defence of doctoral thesis
General promotion / funding
|German Research Foundation|
Course-related German language courses
Course-related English language courses
|Course objectives||The aim of the programme is to provide an intensive, research-oriented education in an excellent research environment. The programme is intended to qualify students for a professional career in academia, industry or science management.|
|Tuition fees||No tuition fees are charged for PhD programmes at the University of Göttingen.|
Enrolment fees are approx. 300 EUR per semester. Fees include a pre-paid semester ticket which entitles students to use regional trains free of charge within the federal states of Lower Saxony and Bremen, as well as city buses. Students of the University of Göttingen receive discounts for cultural events. Meals and drinks are also available at reduced prices at all university canteens.
|Costs of living||The average cost of living in Göttingen is modest compared to other major university cities in Germany. Currently, expenses for accommodation, food, health insurance and books reach approx. 900 EUR per month. Please note that fees for health insurance may vary according to age. Living expenses might be slightly higher.|
|Job opportunities||The University of Göttingen and this programme support students in their pursuit of a professional career in academia, industry or science management. During the course of study, employment as a teaching or research assistant at the university or its non-university partners is possible. Doctoral fellowships are available at approx. 1,100 to 1,500 EUR per month.|
|Funding opportunities within the university||Doctoral fellowships and work contracts are available at approx. 1,100 to 1,500 EUR per month.|
|Language requirements||Applicants whose native language is not English are asked to submit proof of proficiency in English. If no English test is available, proficiency in English can be evaluated during a personal interview. Proven higher education in English or a reasonably long stay in an English-speaking country may also be accepted.|
|Academic requirements||Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, physics, or related fields|
|Where to apply||Online registration at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/apply/497097.html
Postal address for hard-copy application documents:
Tel. +49 (0) 5 51-3 91 40 04
Fax. +49 (0) 5 51-3 91 40 47
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