International PhD Program in Biomedicine 2019 Autumn

The Department of Biomedicine (DBM) belongs to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The DBM promotes basic and translational biomedical research at the highest international level. Our interdisciplinary PhD program is associated with the PhD program in Molecular and Cellular Biology offered by the Biozentrum. Around 120 PhD students enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Science perform their thesis in one of the 60 research labs.

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Important information
Your application can only be taken into the next application step if you have in minimum:
  • A completely filled application form
  • Uploaded files: CV, Diplomas including marksheets.
  • 2 (two) reference letters (you will be able to request these electronically after your submission)

Personal Details

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Date of birth*:
Place of birth*:
Marital state*:

Contact address

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Degrees obtained

Please enter all your degrees and dates. You must complete at least one degree and date. If you are still working towards the degree, please indicate the expected date.
Please attach a copy of diplomas and grades (A4 size) with this form (below).

NOTE: Please convert your grade to the scale 1-10 with 1 the lowest and 10 the highest grade If you have no grade (yet), you may enter 0 to mark this fact.

Language skills:
English proficiency:
German proficiency:

Please indicate whether you hold one of the following diplomas or certificates. Please remember to also attach a copy of the diploma in the Attachment section below.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):

Research Experience

IMPORTANT: Please give the title and a short description of any research project carried out during your studies (diploma thesis, honours project, MSc thesis, etc.). State the rationale and goals of the research, and indicate your own contributions to the results. List publications, if any:

My research experience:
General scientific interest
Scientific interest:

Focal areas

Please visit the DBM website for information about our focal areas and open PhD positions (link).
Select your focal area(s) in order of priority. If you have a preference for a specific research group, please state it here and elaborate on what you find interesting about the specific topic or research group.

Additional information

Outside interests and hobbies. Let us get to know you better:
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Please upload copies of your CV, certificates and diplomas (including mark sheets) here. Important: Only pdf format is accepted!.

* Fields must be filled out for initial submission