Fully funded positions at the PhD School of Life Sciences, University of Geneva


Fully funded positions at the PhD School of Life Sciences, University of Geneva

The PhD School of Life Sciences of the Faculties of Medicine and Science at the University of Geneva offers an outstanding study and research environment

Apply to fully funded PhD positions in one of 6 innovative and internationally competitive doctoral programs:

Molecular Bioscience Biomedical Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences Ecology and Evolution Physics of Biology Genomics and Digital Health

In the PhD school, students will have the opportunity to:

Perform cutting edge research in one of 175 research groups across the two faculties Follow a rigorous experimental and theoretical training program Benefit from a clear mentoring and evaluation system Acquire extra skills for professional life from a range of available course modules Participate in a friendly and stimulating scientific and social community

The PhD School’s working language is English. PhD studies generally last 4 years.

Eligibility criteria    

In order to apply, you must hold or anticipate receiving a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university   in a relevant field. You should  have at least a B2 level of English. 


All research groups within the PhD School provide financial support sufficient to cover the cost of living in Geneva. Applicants for Swiss Excellence fellowships are encouraged to apply directly to PIs if the fellowship deadline falls before the PhD School call deadline. 

How to apply

There are two open calls per year, on April 15th (Summer Call) and November 15th (Winter Call), and PhD start dates in September/October and April/May, respectively. The next deadline is November 15th, 2023.

Shortlisted candidates might be asked to record a video presentation, followed by on-site visits in January 2024. 

For more information on how to apply, please refer to the FAQs for applicants and follow the instructions in the application portal:  apply.lifesciencesphd.unige.ch/login

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Dr Stéphanie Morand

PhD School of Life Sciences, University of Geneva
Coordinator, Faculty of Science, BIOMO, ECOVO, PHARM, and PHYVI programs

Dr Christopher Taylor

PhD School of Life Sciences, University of Geneva
Faculty of Medicine, BIOMED and GESAN programs

Universität Genf / Université de Genève

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Location: Switzerland, Geneva / Genf / Genève
Categories: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience , Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, genomics, Health Science, LifeScience, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD, Physics,


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