The newly founded International Research Training Group 1273 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Strategies of human pathogens to achieve acute and chronic infectionsÃ¢â‚¬Âis seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals for14 PhD Student Fellowships in Infection Biology of Human Pathogens (starting September 1, 2006)
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted funding to Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the German Research Center for Biotechnology (GBF) in Braunschweig to establish an International Research Training Group (IRTG) together with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (coordinators: Sebastian Suerbaum, Hannover, and Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Stockholm). The central aim of the programme is to give young researchers the opportunity to perform their PhD work in the rapidly moving field of the infection biology of human microbial pathogens in a highly stimulating, competitive, international environment. The core element of the IRTG is a joint research programme centering on the question how human microbial pathogens achieve acute or persistent infection and how the host organism reacts to persistent infection. In addition, a highly interdisciplinary joint study programme will be set up which will profit from the established infrastructure for graduate training available at both MHH (Hannover Biomedical Research School, Center for Infection Biology) and KI (MTC Postgraduate Programme in Infection Biology). Stipends will be 1365 Ã¢â€šÂ¬/month and are available for up to three years. It is an integral part of the programme that PhD students spend 6-12 months in one of the partner labs at the Karolinska Institute
Candidates that hold the equivalent of a masterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Life Sciences, or graduated in medicine are welcome to apply. Those applicants who are selected for interviews in a first round of screening will be asked to attend a selection workshop in Hannover to be held June 15/16, 2006
The deadline for receipt of a complete application is April 18, 2006. Please use the application form that can be downloaded at this link and send it to:
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum,Department of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology,Hannover Medical School,Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1,30625 Hannover, Germany
For detailed information on faculty and projects see this link.