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.

PhD position – Characterization of the genomic variation of a local cattle breed using whole-genome sequencing data

The Animal Genomics group at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich, invites applications for a:

PhD position – Characterization of the genomic variation of a local cattle breed using whole-genome sequencing data

The objective of the PhD project is to generate and analyze whole-genome sequencing data of a local dual-purpose (meat and milk) cattle breed in order to characterize genomic variation that segregates within that population. The successful candidate will carry out population-genetic analyses to identify individuals that reflect the haplotype diversity of the current breeding population. The genome of those individuals will be sequenced at medium to high coverage to discover polymorphic sites. Individual-level sequencing read data of animals from two subpopulations that were formed several generations ago will be collected in order to quantify the differentiation between the populations at nucleotide resolution. The PhD candidate will be responsible for the analysis of pedigree, genotype and individual level sequence read data. Strategies will be developed to consider putatively deleterious and beneficial variants for improving the breeding program of local breeds with small effective and actual population size.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in animal breeding and genetics, statistical genomics and/or computational biology. The PhD student will be part of a young and dynamic team that enjoys to work with big genomic data from animal populations. Applicants should hold a MSc degree in agricultural science, animal science, genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics or related disciplines. Affinity to animal breeding, statistics, bioinformatics and computational biology is required. The writing of scientific papers and participation in international conferences requires good knowledge of English.

They offer working in an exciting project carried out in a newly established group at ETH Zurich equipped with excellent computational, lab and experimental facilities. Supervision will be close, but allow for independent work. Scientific writing and active participation in international scientific conferences is very much encouraged and supported.

The duration of the position is three years and the position is available from March 2018 (negotiable).

 Online application including a cover letter that demonstrates your motivation and suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae with complete academic record, copies of Bachelor and Master degrees, and name and contact information of two references until January 15, 2018.

Please submit your application online at with attention to: ETH Zurich, Prof. Hubert Pausch, Animal Genomics, CH-8092 Zurich. Applications via postal service or e-mail will not be considered.

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.

IGBMC Summer Internship

The IGBMC is a major European center for biomedical research. During summer the IGBMC provides talented undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to spend 6-8 weeks alongside IGBMC researchers. Students carry out short research projects and address scientific questions in a dynamic environment. Projects center around areas of life sciences such as development, transcription, cancer, neuroscience, biochemistry, structural biology and bioinformatics. The working language is English.

The institute is located near Strasbourg, in the heart of Europe, close to the German and Swiss borders. Strasbourg hosts the second largest university in France, and houses the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. It is a historical and picturesque city, with a cosmopolitan environment and a vibrant cultural life.



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.

More info: