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PhD Scholarship in Protein Biotechnology

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in life sciences at BioToP. The duration of this scholarship is 3 years. This scholarship is available for all students around the world. Applications are invited up to February 12, 2015.

BioToP offers an inter - and multi-disciplinary research-based doctoral education at the interface of basic and applied science in the field of protein biotechnology. The BioToP-specific educational programme comprises lectures, seminars and instructional courses that complement the research work in the participating groups.

Highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality are invited to apply for the 3-year studentships. Additionally students will receive funding for research stays abroad and for the participation at international conferences.

Benefits
Funding will be according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund. Additionally students will receive funding for research stays abroad and for the participation at international conferences.

Duration
The salary is guaranteed for the proposed 3-year duration of the thesis work. The salary is guaranteed for the proposed 3-year duration of the thesis work.

Application Requirements
Requirement:
- Applicants must hold a undergraduate degree equivalent to a master which would qualify them to start a PhD thesis in their home country.
- Candidates who have not yet obtained their degree will be accepted if they will finish their studies latest by the end of July 2015.
- Applicants with only a bachelor degree (B.S.) or similar are not eligible.
- There is no strict age limit, however applicants should not be older than 30 years by the time applying for BioToP.
- In case there are special circumstances to be considered, please specify them.
- PhD students applying for a wet-lab research project must have a master degree in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, medicine or closely related subjects.
- The corresponding curriculum and the diploma or master thesis have to include experimental investigations in one of these fields.
- PhD students applying for a dry-lab research project must have a master degree in a technical or scientific discipline.
- The corresponding curriculum and the diploma or master thesis have to bear evidence of modelling or data analysis work.
- Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English.
- Students who have performed their diploma or master thesis in one of the participating laboratories are not entitled to apply for a BioToP-funded position in the same group.
- Students who have started their PhD thesis in one of the participating laboratories more than 6 months before the call for applications are not entitled to apply for BioToP positions or join BioToP as external students.

How to apply?
Applications should be sent by email.

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