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Structured doctoral programmes - Medicine and health sciences

Keywords

Promoting structured training of doctoral candidates at FAU, creating minimum standards for training doctoral candidates in life sciences , providing structured training now and in the future

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. biol. hum., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

Whilst candidates are working on their doctoral degree

Applications

Applicants for Life@FAU must be working on a doctoral thesis focusing on a medical, biological or biophysical topic. Applications should be sent to the Life@FAU office.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Becker

Forschungskoordinator; Leiter der Forschungsabteilung der Medizinischen Klinik 1

Department of Medicine 1
Professur für Molekulare Gastroenterologie (Prof. Dr. Becker)

Information about the programme

Keywords

B cells, immunology, immunity, autoimmunity

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Submission to Prof. Jäck

Specific conditions

Annual retreat (B Cell Winter School), workshops, supervisory committee for each doctoral candidate, laboratory rotation (internal and external), assistance with travel costs for congresses, programme language English

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Research Training Group 1660 (other adaptive immune response cells and their mediators are also investigated there, e.g. B and T cells, dendritic cells, ILC, etc.)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans-Martin Jäck

Leiter d. Abtlg. f. Molekulare Immunologie/Med. Klinik III

Department of Medicine 3
Division of Immunolgy (Prof. Dr. Jäck)

Dr. rer. nat. Agnes Giniewski

IRTG-Koordinatorin des TRR 130

Department of Medicine 3
Division of Immunolgy (Prof. Dr. Jäck)

Information about the programme and the TRR130

Keywords

CNS, vulnerability, neural development, neurodegeneration, neuropsychiatric illnesses

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

Approximately 3 years

Application procedure

By email to grk2162@fau.de. More information about the application procedure can be found on the research training group website

Specific conditions

Ten financially supported neuroscience doctoral candidates, ten associated neuroscience doctoral candidates, close mentoring by the doctoral committee, one financed post-doctoral post, intensive national and international networking, scholarships for medical doctoral candidates, rotation position for physicians, equal opportunities funding, complementary workshops and soft skills seminars, financing of conference trips

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Doctoral Academy of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research (IZKF)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

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Dr. rer. nat. Andrea Link

Department of Biochemistry
Professur für Molekulare Medizin mit dem Schwerpunkt Molekulare Bildgebung (Prof. Dr. Lie)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Research into molecular switching points for resolving inflammation, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and asthma, highly qualified, translational training, focus on life sciences

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. biol. hum., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

4 years

1 year in each case with a doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

Application procedure

Send application documents as a PDF via email to Sebastian Böltz stating the desired sub-projects.

Specific conditions

Mentoring, “jour fixe” every two weeks, training workshops, seminars, public relations, financial support, five doctoral scholarships for medical doctoral candidates each year, annual retreat of the SFB/Integrated Research Training Group 1181

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Transregio SFB – B cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity (TRR130)

Research Training Group 1660 – Key signals of adaptive immune response

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Maximilian Schick

Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin III
Projektkoordination Graduierten Kolleg

Information about the programme

Keywords

Medicinal chemistry, materials research, G-protein coupled receptors, selective receptor ligands, computer chemistry, pharmacology

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

Vacant positions will be advertised on the research training group website in due course.

Specific conditions

Research training group across different locations (in collaboration with the University of Regensburg), job pool includes DFG-financed doctoral and postdoctoral posts

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Emil Fischer graduate programme

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)

Dr. Stefan Löber

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Biological membranes, protein-lipid interactions, membrane arrangement, membrane transport, cell growth, cell adhesion

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

By email to Professor Böckmann, grk1962@fau.de

Specific conditions

Interdisciplinary research training group for biology, physics and medicine, supervisory committee composed of two supervisors and mentors, fast-track doctoral degree option, 2-5-month stay abroad

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann

Department Biologie
Professur für Computational Biology (Prof. Dr. Böckmann)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation, transplant immunology, graft-versus-leukaemia effect, graft-versus-host disease, T-cells

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

4 years

1 year in the case of a doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

Applications

Please apply directly to the individual coordinators responsible for each part of the project

Features

Integrated mentoring programme, annual retreat, international symposium organised by students, training workshops, seminars, insight into clinical practice through patient seminars, exchange programmes among participating universities (Würzburg, Regensburg, Erlangen), doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

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FAU contact person and information about the programme

PD Dr. med. Anita Kremer

Medizinische Klinik 5 - Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie
Lehrstuhl für Hämatologie / Internistische Onkologie

Information about the programme

Keywords

Structured training programme, networking between doctoral candidates, training in methodology and soft skills, taking an organised approach to scientific work, insights into other scientific fields

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

Whilst candidates are working on their doctoral degree

Applications

Applications should be sent to the Life@FAU office

Features

The IZKF research training group has joined the Graduate School for Life Sciences (Life@FAU). Life@FAU is tasked with creating minimum standards for training doctoral candidates in life sciences and providing structured training now and in the future

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Becker

Forschungskoordinator; Leiter der Forschungsabteilung der Medizinischen Klinik 1

Department of Medicine 1
Professur für Molekulare Gastroenterologie (Prof. Dr. Becker)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Process engineering, technical chemistry, materials science, materials technology, physical and theoretical chemistry, chemical solid state and surface research, analytics, method development, physics of condensed matter, modelling, simulation and optimisation

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer.nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Applications only possible for doctoral students at FAU within the EAM cluster of excellence

Specific conditions

Interdisciplinary mentoring, interdisciplinary networking, alumni experiences, support for participation in international conferences

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Research Training Group 1896 and Graduate School Molecular Science (GSMS)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Ina Viebach

Exzellenzinitiative
Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM)

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Optical technologies, optical measurement techniques, optical material processing, optics in medicine, optical materials and systems, optics in information and telecommunications technology, computer-assisted optics, optics in life sciences

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. biol.hum.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Submission Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Specific conditions

Financial support (scholarship), mentoring, English, interdisciplinary, credit points system

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International Max Planck Research School Physics of Light (IMPRS-PL)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. Johannes Knorr

Exzellenzinitiative
SAOT - Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Medical doctoral programme, experimental doctoral thesis in medicine, structured training programme to complement studies, research focuses of the Faculty of Medicine.

Doctoral degree

Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

Work on an academic research project as the basis for a later doctoral degree extends over a total of nine months (of which eight consecutive months are covered by the scholarship), supplemented by employment through to completion of the doctoral degree.

Application procedure

By submitting the application to the IZKF office. The Committee for Promoting Young Researchers (KNF) decides whether to accept candidates.

Specific conditions

A scholarship for eight consecutive months during a programme that includes research, training modules, supervisory committees, presentations during cross-regional professional conferences, seminars organised by doctoral candidates, guest speaker seminars, subject-specific and advanced interdisciplinary training courses, annual retreat, public relations and publications

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Research Training Group 2162 – Development and vulnerability of the central nervous system

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Becker

Forschungskoordinator; Leiter der Forschungsabteilung der Medizinischen Klinik 1

Department of Medicine 1
Professur für Molekulare Gastroenterologie (Prof. Dr. Becker)

Anne Reichel

Weitere Forschungs- und Kompetenzzentren
IZKF - Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung

Information about the programme

Keywords

Molecules, materials, chemistry, pharmacy, model systems, computer chemistry

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr.-Ing.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

Generally 3 years

Application procedure

The doctoral supervisor submits the application for admission. Submission to Prof. Jux. The decision is made by the recruitment committee.

Specific conditions

No scholarships, financing of national and international conference visits/workshops/research trips, annual winter school

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Graduate School Advanced Materials and Processes (GS AMP) and Research Training Group 1896

FAU contact person and information about the programme

apl. Prof. Dr. Norbert Jux

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Ageing and technology, nutrition in old age, physical frailty, adjustments in old age, dementia, depression in old age

Doctoral degree

Dr. phil. and Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

2 to 3 years, depending on the doctoral degree

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted to the first supervisor of the doctoral thesis if this person is also a member of the structured programme or of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research into Ageing. Direct applications are not possible.

Specific conditions

No scholarships are available through the programme itself but active support is given to doctoral candidates applying for them.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Frieder R. Lang

Institut of Psychogerontology
Chair of Psychogerontology

Dr. Roland Rupprecht, Akad. Dir.

Institut of Psychogerontology
Chair of Psychogerontology

Information about the programme

Keywords

Research into possible immunotherapies for cancer, development of bispecific antibodies, tumour-targeted T-cell activation, antibody therapy, vaccination

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. biol. hum., Dr. med.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

4 years

Application procedure

Applications to be submitted directly to the coordinator of the research training group

Specific conditions

Financing of the programme by the Elite Network of Bavaria, programme will be funded until September 2022, Monday seminars for doctoral candidates (information exchange, presentation of current publications, teaching units from postdoctoral researchers), 2-day workshops (twice a year), one method workshop per year, annual internal conference or retreat, academic and industrial cooperation partners (one overseas training session per doctoral candidate), co-operation with the Medical School in Boston (Harvard Immunology Program), annual progress report and career development plan

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Mackensen

Medizinische Klinik 5 - Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie
Lehrstuhl für Hämatologie / Internistische Onkologie

Prof. Dr. med. Dimitrios Mougiakakos

Professur für Hämatologie/Onkologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Tumorforschung

Medizinische Klinik 5 - Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie
Lehrstuhl für Hämatologie / Internistische Onkologie

Information about the programme

Keywords

PRO PRICARE (Preventing Overdiagnosis in Primary Care), care research, detection and avoidance of excessive care, ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health), consultation skills, cascade effects in thyroid diseases, seminar and mentoring programme

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. biol. hum., Dr. med., Dr. rer. pol., Dr. phil.

Course Language

German

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

The structured programme is primarily aimed at the doctoral candidates of the PRO PRICARE research network; its purpose is to reinforce interdisciplinary exchange and networking. Other interested parties are very welcome, but we have only a limited number of places for doctoral candidates.

If you are interested, please contact the Assistant to the Coordinating Office for the PRO PRICARE Research Network.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Kühlein

Direktor

Allgemeinmedizinisches Institut
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeinmedizin

Dr. Susann Hueber

Wissenschaftliche Koordination

Allgemeinmedizinisches Institut
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeinmedizin

 

Keywords

Exercise, training, health, exercise therapy, public health

Doctoral degree

Dr. phil.

Course Language

German

Programme duration

2 years

Application procedure

Apply by contacting the doctoral programme co-ordinators.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. Jana Semrau

Vertretung des Mittelbaus

Department of Sport Science and Sport
Chair of Exercise and Health

Dr. Eliane Engels

Department of Sport Science and Sport
Chair of Physical Activity and Public Health (Prof. Dr. Reimers)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Religion, anthropology, human beings, Islam, Christianity

Doctoral degree

Dr. theol., Dr. phil., Dr. jur., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

Deutsch

Programme duration

4 semesters

Application procedure

Application for admission are to be submitted to the programme co-ordinator Prof. Jürgen van Oorschot

Specific conditions

Individual mentoring by the supervisor, financial support for conference trips and publications

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot

Department of Old Testament
Chair of Old Testament II (Prof. Dr. Oorschot)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Research into the communication between epithelial and immune cells in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Language of degree programme

English

Programme duration

3-4 years for Dr.rer.nat candidates

1 year in each case with a doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

Applications

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) to ina.schlelein@uk-erlangen (responsible for Erlangen) or Erika.Bühler@charite.de (responsible for Berlin).

Features

Each doctoral candidate receives support from one supervisor and two project managers (one from Erlangen and one from Berlin), regular exchanges of research results in webinars, annual PhD retreat, guest speaker seminars, laboratory courses, training workshops, PR, financial support for participation in national and international congresses, doctoral scholarships for medical doctoral candidates

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Life@FAU – Graduate School for Life Sciences

FAU contact person and information about the programme

PD Dr. med. habil. Imke Atreya, (imke.atreya@uk-erlangen.de)
Department of Medicine 1

Ina Schlelein (ina.schlelein@uk-erlangen.de)
Department of Medicine 1

Information about the programme 

Keywords

Using and designing antiviral small molecules, immune cell-mediated antiviral effects and antibody-based approaches for fighting persistent virus infections (e.g. HIV, herpes viruses)

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Language of degree programme

English

Programme duration

Dr. rer. nat.: 3 years

Dr. med.: qualification phase in conjunction with medical studies, experimental phase (free semester + semester breaks before and after), evaluation phase in conjunction with studies

Applications

Regular calls for applications:

https://www.virologie.uk-erlangen.de/grk2504/bewerbung/

Contact: grk2504-info@fau.de

Features

International collaboration with the Ragon Institute (Boston, USA), annual retreat, supervision committee for each doctoral candidate, travel grants for conferences, workshops, guest speaker seminars, RTG colloquiums with representatives from industry, PR work

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Life@FAU – Graduate School for Life Sciences

IRTG 1181 – Switching points for resolving inflammation

FAU contacts and information about the programme

Speaker

Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Überla
phone: +49 9131 85-23563
e-mail: klaus.ueberla@fau.de