FMI Switzerland International PhD Program 2016 in Biomedical Research ~ helpBIOTECH

26 September 2015

FMI Switzerland International PhD Program 2016 in Biomedical Research

Clinical Research


Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Maulbeerstrasse 66
4058 Basel

The FMI International PhD Program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training inepigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer. PhD students admitted to the program receive theoretical and practical training, and conduct a research project under the supervision of an FMI group leader, monitored by a Thesis Committee of university professors and experts chosen by the student.

The Friedrich Miescher Institute has excellent technical resources. PhD students learn highly advanced techniques from specialists and are introduced into experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organization.

PhD students at the FMI are enrolled at the University of Basel. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel.

As part of their education, PhD students are required to attend courses from the graduate teaching program at the University Basel.

For more information, please contact Elida Keller.

General requirements

To be accepted for graduate studies at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, applicants must hold a university degree that would formally qualify them to enter a PhD or equivalent program in their home country (MSc., Diploma, DEA etc.). US applicants with only a Bachelor must have successfully completed courses in Biophysics and must have laboratory experience leading to a research thesis.

There are two deadlines each year in May and November. All applications are reviewed by the PhD Program Committee. A shortlist of candidates will be invited for interviews in June and January, respectively.

The application

Please fill in the online application form . Please note that this information and relevant documents will be distributed within the FMI for assessment.

» Online application form


In case of questions, please contact the FMI PhD Program office: Elida Keller,

Important dates

Application deadline: November 30, 2015

Interviews: January 20-22, 2016

Application deadline: May 1, 2016

Interviews: June 29 - July 1, 2016


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