Fully funded PhD positions in epigenetics research at EpiCrossBorders


Fully funded PhD positions in epigenetics research at EpiCrossBorders!

To provide you – future scientific leaders in epigenetics with the best training – the Helmholtz epigenetics@HMGU community and the epigenetics research laboratories from the University of Edinburgh, the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, MRC Human Genetics Unit, and Centre for Regenerative Medicine launched their collaborative PhD training program in EpiCrossBorders: International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics. EpiCrossBorders receives its funding from Helmholtz Zentrum München, the Initiative and Networking Fund from Helmholtz Association, and the partners from Edinburgh.

Our call for fully funded PhD positions in Munich is now open, with deadline for submissions on October 15th, 2021.

EpiCrossBorders is an international and interdisciplinary PhD training program centered on epigenetics research at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich, Germany, and the University of Edinburgh, UK. PhD projects in EpiCrossBorders are located at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and include a six to twelve month stay in collaborating Edinburgh labs. They are funded three-year projects.

EpiCrossBorders offers: 

  • Fully funded PhD training program tailored to your scientific and professional goals

  • Cutting-edge multidisciplinary research projects in epigenetics

  • Munich-Edinburgh collaboration and a six to twelve month mobility program to join your partner lab in Edinburgh as part of your project 

  • Individual career development support to develop your future career

  • Additional funds for creative projects that bridge science and society 

  • International, vibrant, and interactive research environments within the epigenetics@HMGU and Edinburgh research laboratories 

  • An interdisciplinary and dynamic professional network that will last beyond your PhD

EpiCrossBorders not only combine their scientific expertise, but includes also in an adjustable training program that covers your personal scientific and professional training, bridges science and its societal impact, and offers a dedicated career support. Through our program we aim to provide our students with the tools they need to achieve major discoveries, to prosper and forge their own future careers as experts in the field of or inspired by epigenetics. 

EpiCrossBorders is a platform open to use existing and developing new collaborations between its two research hubs. With joined forces these research centers increase their scientific potential, visibility, outreach, and impact.  Furthermore, it teaches active networking, which is the basis of a successful career. 

How to Apply

We invite you to submit your application via our online application until October 15th, 2021. Applicants should hold an MSc (or equivalent degree) with a strong background in biological sciences, (bio)chemistry, biomedicine, computer science, or related discipline, have excellent English language skills, and a drive to pursue their PhD in an international and multidisciplinary setting. We value diversity and welcome students of all nationalities. Details about the program, the PhD projects, eligibility, the research faculty, available projects, and how to apply can be found here (https://www.helmholtzresearchschool-epigenetics.org/).


Helmholtz Zentrum München

Deadline: 2021-10-15
Location: Germany, Munich
Categories: Epigenetics, PhD, Researcher,


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