Doctoral Programme in the Life Sciences @ GGL


Doctoral Programme in the Life Sciences @ GGL: The International Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL) and the Ph.D. Programme of the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine invite applicants for the Doctoral Programmes in the Life Sciences.

The Doctoral Programmes consist of an experimental thesis project combined with a three-year interdisciplinary graduate course curriculum leading to a dissertation. Each doctoral researcher will be supervised by two professors from different faculties and will benefit from our Doctoral Development Programme. Seminars and courses are conducted in English; German language courses are offered for international students. Depending on the project and own qualifications, students may receive a stipend and may be eligible to register for one of the doctoral degrees offered at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (Ph.D., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. biol. hom., Dr. med. vet., Dr. biol. anim., Dr. phil., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. agr. or Dr. oec. troph).

Doctoral Programme in the Life Sciences @ GGL

Applicants may choose from ten interdisciplinary research sections: Nutrition and Metabolism; Infection and Immunity; Heart, Lung and Blood Vessels; Protein and Nucleic Acid Interactions; Neurosciences; Reproduction in Man and Animals; Bioresources and Biotechnology; Molecular Interactions at Natural Interfaces; Marine Sciences; Ecology and Global Change. A Master’s degree or equivalent is required for admission.


More information necessary for your application will be accessible through the application portal.

Currently available are 11 research projects in the newly funded Collaborative Research Center 1213 – “Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale” as well as one in the area of physical chemistry.

Preconditions for application are a Master´s degree or equivalent and Proficiency in English (CEFR: level B2).

Prospective research projects, supervisors and other information necessary for application can be found at:

How to Apply:

Please submit your application using our online system before July 29th, 2016. Any enquiries concerning the online application procedure or the GGL can be directed to [email protected]. Enquiries concerning the PhD Programme should be directed to [email protected].

Before you apply, please read the Instructions for Applicants first.

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