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 B.Sc. and M.Sc. grades and a summary of your M.Sc. 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 Ph.D. thesis (optional)

Applications may be sent either by post or electronically.

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 Ph.D. or M.D. 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. Whereas the letter and CV may be postal or electronic, the application form with the original signatures and stamps need to be sent by internal campus post.

Application Form for BIOME Membership 

BIOME Application for ELAN Members

Registration Form for "Clinical Research"

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the research training groups (RTGs) and the PhD programme 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 1739 Web Site
RTG 1949 Web Site
RTG 2098 Web Site
PhD Epidemiology Web Site

Current Postings

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

Postdoctoral position: Developing bio-nanotechnological tools for the precision immunotherapy of cancer, Sven Brandau's lab, Essen

Doctoral position: ExCarBon, Developmental Biology, Andrea Vortkamp's lab, Essen

Doctoral position: Glycosaminoglycans, Developmental Biology, Andrea Vortkamp's lab, Essen