Warwick’s A*STAR Fully funded international PhD Studentships for 2018 entry.

This four-year programme focuses on Molecular Cell Biology and Microbiology.

They have a number of 4-year fully funded studentships available, consisting of one year at the University of Warwick, followed by two years in a Singapore laboratory and then a final year back at Warwick.

This is a really exciting course in which students will be supervised by internationally leading experts from Warwick Medical School and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.

EMBL International PhD Programme

The EMBL International PhD Programme, originally established in 1983, represents the flagship of EMBL’s commitment to first class training and education. Internationality, dedicated mentoring and early independence in research characterise our programme. Considered to be one of the most competitive PhD training schemes to enter, we are committed to providing EMBL PhD students with the best starting platform for a successful career in science.

The EMBL International PhD Programme is directed by Monika Lachner – Head of Internal Scientific Training (EICAT) and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Contact details:

Matija Grgurinovic, Senior Administrative Officer

Carolina Garcia Sabate, Programme administrator

EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Tel:              +49 6221 387-8896/8612
Fax:             +49 6221 387-8400 

The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium – (Doctoral Training Partnerships)

From its outset The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium has aimed to promote:

  • interdisciplinary approaches to difficult bioscience research problems
  • expansion of meaningful cross-institutional collaboration

The LIDo Network allows aspects of the DTPs activity to be presented as a catalyst for London-wide interdisciplinary bioscience research, providing new or established research collaborations with fully funded studentships to help get exciting work started or support continuation.

This 4-year programme is aimed at graduates with a strong interest in multi-disciplinary research. We invite applications from highly motivated students from a wide range of academic backgrounds including biological, biomedical, veterinary, physical, computational, engineering or mathematical disciplines.


Utrecht University Summer School: Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity

Our summerschool is aimed at advanced master students and starting PhD students with the goal to teach them on recent advances in neural circuit development and plasticity from an interdisciplinary perspective. This will be achieved in three ways: first, lectures on basic neurobiological principles by the organizers, second, a series of lectures by renowned international speakers and third, participants work on assignments that require extensive discussion between lecturers, organizers and participants. Our goal is to inspire young scientist at an early stage of their career by providing them with new insights, provocative thoughts and a networks of peers.

Nano-engineered Systems for the Targeted Delivery of Oncology Drugs for Breast Cancer

Fully funded PhD studentship for 42 months 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and an annual stipend (living expenses), currently at £14,553 Funding is subject to final contractual agreements

Supervisors:Dr Niamh Buckley (QUB) Prof Helen McCarthy (QUB & Phion Therapeutics)

*Eligibility / Residence Status: EU/UK citizens that satisfy a requirement of being ordinarily resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of the studentship

Candidate requirements / Key skills required for the post: Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Students who have a 2.2 honours degree and a Master’s degree may also be considered, but the School reserves the right to shortlist for interview only those applicants who have demonstrated high academic attainment to date

*Deadline for applications 28th February 2018

More info:,790102,en.pdf

Three-years PhD contract IREC, Barcelona

The Group Leader of Nanoionics and Fuel Cells is seeking a PhD student to work on a European Project (ERC Consolidator Grant) devoted to the development of breakthrough concepts for micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (uSOFC).

Description: Energy requirements of portable devices are exponentially increasing while the capacity of the current battery technology is not progressing accordingly. Novel miniaturized devices able to efficiently operate in continuous mode by using a fuel are receiving increased attention. Micro-fuel cells and, in particular, micro-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (m-SOFCs) are considered one of the most promising candidates due to their high specific energy and power, two times higher than conventional Li-ion batteries. One of the most promising approaches for the miniaturization of SOFCs is based on the silicon technology commonly used to fabricate MEMS devices and 3D printing of ceramics for the encapsulation. This approach ensures high reproducibility and reliability, cheap mass production and easy integration in mainstream technology.

We are interested in a Ph.D. student highly motivated to study interface-dominated materials in the form of thin films with applicability in redox-based devices such as micro-SOFCs and resistive switches. She/he will get experience in hands on deposition and characterization of thin films, as well as a deep knowledge on solid oxide fuel cells. Among the techniques employed will be Pulsed Laser Deposition, Atomic Layer Deposition or Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.

Requirements: Ph.D. student who is highly motivated to learn, work in a team, high flexibility and initiative and ability to innovate.
Bachelor and master of Physics / Engineering / Chemistry or similar is required. Experience in thin films and electrochemical characterization (under illumination) will be positively evaluated.
Fluent English is mandatory.

We offer: Three years Ph.D student contract. Joining a team of highly qualified and motivated researchers working in the frontiers of knowledge in science and technology.

Incorporation: The candidates should be available ASAP or by March-April of 2018.

Workplace: Barcelona (IREC facilities)

Applicants should send a detailed CV, a motivation letter and bachelor/master transcript to Albert Tarancón, Please indicate the reference “Interfaces_PhDMat” in your mail.

PhD program by the Biomedical Research Institute of Girona (IDIBGI)



The group “Maternal-fetal metabolic research” of the pediatrics area of the Biomedical Research Institute of Girona (IDIBGI), is characterized by extensive experience in both clinical and applied basic research supported by the competitive funding of research projects as well as publications in international journals in the line of energy metabolism from pregnancy to the pediatric age.

The main line of research is the identification of metabolic and genetic markers associated with metabolic alteration of pregnancy and offspring, and their relationship with pre and postnatal growth.


An unfavorable prenatal environment and inadequate nutritional stimuli during critical periods of development are associated with an increased risk of suffering endocrine-metabolic diseases through the metabolic reprogramming of the individual. This reprogramming involves little-known epigenetic changes in the placenta.

We hypothesized that an unfavorable fatty acid profile in the placenta, as a reflection of inadequate nutritional stimuli during pregnancy, can cause epigenetic changes and metabolic reprogramming, and condition the risk of endocrine-metabolic diseases prevalent in adults such as obesity and metabolic syndrome.

In a prenatal cohort of pregnant newborns with different metabolic and prenatal development (pregestational obesity, gestational obesity and fetal growth restriction), the influence of fatty acids from the placenta on DNA methylation and expression will be studied of miRNAs in the placenta and its relation to pre and postnatal development.

Supplementary information of the offer:


-Degree in science (Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, …).

-Master in science.

-Minimum 1 publication, congress or project.

ESSENTIAL: Send CV detailing publications, congresses and research projects.

Submission of applications until March 18, 2018.

Send CV to:


-Duration: 4 years

-Gross remuneration: 20,600 euros per year

PFIS Scholarship in the 2017 AES Call

Topic: Directed Nanotherapy and Combined SBRT Radiotherapy for the selective elimination of tumor stem cells in pancreatic cancer.

Grant amount: 20,600 Euros / year excluded CPSS


  • Experience in basic techniques of cell culture, molecular and cellular biology
  • Experience in experimental animals
  • Degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary or Chemistry
  • Be willing to be admitted or enrolled in a doctoral program in the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Average grade of the file: 2.0 or higher.


Supplementary information of the offer:

Contact Dr. Mª Virtudes Céspedes (

It is required to provide the academic record and CV

We represent a selection of German neuroscientific graduate schools and provide information of 21 international programs at a glance. The most relevant content of each program is available in this brochure. You can find us regularly at our information booth at SfN and FENS.

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