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EMBL International PhD Programme (EIPP) 2022

Deadline: 11 October 2021

EMBL is Europe’s leading life sciences laboratory. They conduct world-class excellent biological research, provide training for students and scientists, and provide state-of-the-art technologies for a wide range of scientific and experimental services.

The EMBL International PhD Programme (EIPP) provides state-of-the-art training to its students, featuring a good balance between theory and practice, individual mentoring and creative freedom as well as teamwork and early independence. The average duration of a PhD thesis at EMBL is around 4 years. EMBL predoctoral fellowships are initially awarded for 3.5 years, with the possibility of a half-year extension. During their time at EMBL, fellows profit from outstanding laboratory and research facilities and enjoy close mentoring by highly qualified scientists.

In addition to the direct supervision by the respective Group/Team Leader, each EMBL PhD student has a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC), consisting of the primary EMBL supervisor, two other EMBL advisors and a chosen university advisor. They jointly guide the student during the thesis work. Students meet with their TAC members annually as outlined below.

After the first TAC meeting, students enrol with their chosen university according to the respective procedures. Thesis submission and thesis defense are also regulated by the university.

Check out the tips from EMBL students. You can also check the competitive fellowship rates.

EMBL welcomes applications from highly qualified students of all nationalities. Applicants must hold, or anticipate receiving before starting at EMBL, a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent programme in the country where the degree was obtained. All applications need to be supported by a minimum of two academic reference letters, and are evaluated solely on the basis of qualification and scientific potential.

EMBL welcomes visitors, interns, trainees, master rotation/thesis students and other scientists who are associated with EMBL for training purposes.

Candidates who have previously been associated with EMBL are welcome to apply. To ensure equal treatment of all applicants to the EIPP, candidates with prior EMBL association will be specifically reviewed by the Graduate Committee.

Candidates are considered to have prior EMBL association if they have been associated with EMBL within the 12 months before the application deadline; they have been associated with EMBL during any time of the predoctoral recruitment procedure (from the application deadline until the date of the Initial Admission Assessment).

Please do not hesitate to contact the EMBL Graduate Office for any further questions. 

Deadline: 11 October 2021

(Euraxess LAC)

[Boletín SIUN 552, 9/10 de septiembre de 2021]

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