FMI of Biomedical Research Switzerland PhD Openings 2017

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Maulbeerstrasse 66
4058 Basel

The FMI PhD programs offers students the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge biomedical research in a stimulating, highly international and collaborative atmosphere. Affiliated with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the University of Basel, the FMI provides interdisciplinary training and access to advanced technologies in the form of state-of-the-art technology platforms, e.g. advanced microscopy, genomics, proteomics, protein structure and bioinformatics. 

PhD students work together with internationally recognized scientists in the fields of epigenetics, neurobiology, and quantitative biology, developing their research projects with their group leader. In addition to guidance from their advisor, students are also advised by their thesis committee members, as well as the FMI Dean of Students and the Guidance Counsellor who serve to support their academic and professional development.

wide range of theoretical and practical courses is available at both the FMI and the University of Basel (see also Graduate Teaching Program of the University of Basel.) After completion of their research, submission of a written thesis and successful thesis defense, candidates are awarded a PhD from the University of Basel

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

After the May selection, the application submissions will start again in August 2017.
Application deadline:November 20, 2017 
Interviews:End of January, 2018

For more information, please contact Elida Keller.

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