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Fully funded PhD positions at EpiCrossBorders – the International Helmholtz Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics

Are you interested in Epigenetics and in crossing borders? Come and join us for our fully funded collaborative 3-year PhD program “EpiCrossBorders”, the International Helmholtz-Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics.

Two outstanding epigenetics research hubs, at Helmholtz Munich and the University of Edinburgh, launch a call for their joint PhD program, EpiCrossBorders, to attract and train future generations of scientific leaders in an outstanding, multicultural and vibrant environment.

Fully funded PhD positions at EpiCrossBorders – the International Helmholtz Edinburgh Research School for Epigenetics

We offer:

  • Supervision and mentoring from leading research scientists in Munich and Edinburgh
  • Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects in epigenetics, from single cells to human health, including computational approaches and machine learning
  • Unique Munich-Edinburgh collaboration and a 6 – 12 month mobility program to join a partner lab in Edinburgh as part of your project
  • A modern, English-speaking structured PhD program with individual career support
  • PhD degree awarded by one of Munich‘s excellence universities: TUM or LMU
  • Additional funds for creative projects to bridge science and society

Our call for fully funded PhD positions in Munich is now open, with deadline for submissions on November 12th, 2022.

EpiCrossBorders is currently looking for PhD students to join the Epigenetics@HMGU research groups based at Helmholtz Munich. We invite highly talented and motivated students from all over the world to apply to our international program centered on Epigenetics research. Together we will bridge national and disciplinary borders to achieve major discoveries!

PhD projects within the call aim for major discoveries in:

  • Chromatin-Biochemistry
  • Computational Biology & AI
  • Epitranscriptomics
  • Epimutations
  • Single cell and systems biology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Statistical methods for spatial ‘-omics’
  • High throughput ‘-omics’ methods

Becoming part of our interdisciplinary epigenetics community and our unique exchange program will allow you to establish an international network that will last beyond your PhD.

Are you interested? Details on the program, the PhD projects, eligibility, and how to apply can be found here:

Online application

Application deadline is November 12th, 2022.

Applicants should hold a university MSc (or equivalent degree)* with a strong background in biological sciences, (bio)chemistry, biomedicine, computational biology, computer science or related discipline, have excellent English language skills and a drive to pursue their PhD in an international and multidisciplinary setting.

*Applicants should have obtained their degree latest before the start of the PhD. Applicants with a four-year BSc and without an MSc, please contact the research school office directly (epig‑rs@helmholtz‑

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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