17 November, 2019.


Cologne, Germany.

(Paid Opportunity)


Phd Program – Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research 2020

The program is highly selective and invites outstanding university graduates wishing to work towards a PhD in the fields of ageing and age-related diseases to become part of the vibrant and international research scene in the Cologne/Bonn area.

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Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research offer an international research environment, characterized by outstanding ageing research, excellent supervision, early independence in research and state-of-the-art facilities. they are dedicated to providing first-class conditions for young scientists in a cutting edge and inspiring environment. their competitive PhD programme provides a world-class starting platform for a successful career in science.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Biology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biophysics.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Bioengineering.
  • Pharmacology.
  • Neuroscience.
  • Medical biology.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants  must have Master’s or equivalent degree of the in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, pharmacology, neuroscience medical biology, translated medicine or related fields.
  • Applicants with a degree in medicine are equally welcome to apply provided they have sufficient relevant research experience.
  • Candidates must require excellent written and spoken English skills (C1 level).

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • All PhD students receive a work contract including social benefits for a period of 3 years.
  • The CGA Coordination offers support in all personal and administrative matters including visa, residence permits, housing, opening of bank accounts, insurances, contracts and all issues related to your PhD.
  • Payment is based on the German TVL-13 scale, 65% (monthly gross salary approx. €2,330 in the first year) if terms and conditions.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill the online application here.

Second Step: Carefully check the available host laboratories. In the application form, tick 3 laboratories, which you consider for 3-hour rotations in case you should be invited to the on-site selection in Cologne, Germany. Please note that these laboratories cannot be changed once submitted. During the selection process, it will be possible to choose up to 2 further laboratories for rotations.

Third Step: Start compiling your documents (CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) and approach possible referees early. Allow your 2 referees sufficient time to compose their letters of recommendations. Enable Java and JavaScript for submitting your data.

Fourth Step: After submitting the application form, the referees will automatically receive an email linking them to the letter of recommendation form. It is your responsibility to contact your referees and make sure that they submit the form until November 21, 2019 at the latest. Reference letters received after this date will not be taken into consideration. It is not possible that applicants submit the letters of recommendation on behalf of the referees.

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