Self-Initiated External Applications - Guidelines

Applicants who are seeking a doctoral supervisor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen may send their applications to the general coordinator or, even better still, to one of the scientific coordinators concerned. However, please note, our selection criteria are exacting, and non-specific, general circular applications will not be considered. Thus, candidates are expected to have to identified a definitive working group at our university which is closely related to their own field of research interest before the submission of their application.

Please be sure to include the following (in German or English):

  • short letter of application including the name of BIOME core/member of scientific staff for which/whom it is intended
  • curriculum vitae
  • brief description of your research interest
  • certificates of your BSc and MSc grades and a summary of your MSc thesis
  • publication list
  • list of participation at conferences
  • description of your lab experiences (also abroad) and language skills
  • proof and extent of scholarship funding (if already secured)
  • proposal for your PhD thesis (optional)

Applications should be submitted electronically to the prospective supervisor with attachments as pdf files.

BIOME Membership Applications - UDE Internal

Who can apply?

Graduates currently pursuing their doctoral studies in Biomedical Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen who are looking for an innovative, tailored PhD or MD programme and are seeking interdisciplinary interaction with fellow doctorates are invited and encouraged to join the well-established and exciting BIOME Science network today.

How does one become a BIOME member?

All one has to do is complete and sign the application form below and send it off together with a brief letter of application and an up-to-date curriculum vitae to the general coordinator at

Application Form for BIOME Membership 

BIOME Application for ELAN Members

Registration Form for "Clinical Research"

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the research training groups (RTGs), the collaborative research centres (CRCs), and the PhD programme listed below is closed and any enquiries or applications concerning these courses should be addressed directly to their respective speakers or coordinators and not to the Graduate School of Biomedical Science.

RTG 2535 WisPerMed
RTG 2762 Therapeutic Radiation in Cancer
RTG 2989 TCI repAMI
PhD Epidemiology
CRC 289 Treatment Expectation
CRC 296 Locotact
CRC 1430 Cell State Transitions

Current Postings

Announcements and details of any positions open to applicants are posted here. We recommend candidates interested in securing either an MD or PhD scholarship or a post-doc position check this section regularly for current postings.

Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology - Post-doc position

Link for internal MD positions at UME