12 PhD positions at Heart Center, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen 

The International Research Training Group 1816 funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) offers a structured international 3‐year doctoral programme jointly educating natural scientists and physicians/medical students in the field of “Heart failure”. The programme is organized by the Heart Center, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen together with the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King`s College London.

The Training Group offers an excellent research environment, a comprehensive

curriculum and a broad supervision and mentoring network. Students will conduct part of their projects in one of the partnering laboratories in London.

The International Research Training Group 1816 (Director in Göttingen: Prof. Dr. Dörthe M. Katschinski, Prof. Dr. Susanne Lutz, Director in London: Prof. Dr. Ajay Shah, Prof. Dr. Manuel Mayr) is planning to award up to


                 12 PhD positions (PhD track; Dr. rer. nat.)


                                               Project start: April 1st, 2019


Eligibility criteria PhD track (PhD or Dr. rer. nat.):

M.Sc. in basic sciences or equivalent or Graduation (Dr. med.) from Medical school


Further eligibility criteria for all applicants:

Proof of English proficiency as English is the graduate school`s official language (e.g. TOEFL or similar test, not for native speakers).

The PhD positions will be paid according to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (TV‐L 65% of level E13)..


Have a look for the Project 2019 here and name your three favorite projects in your application form.

Please use the necessary application and reference forms below. Incomplete applications without the necessary forms, documents or references will not be considered!


Electronic applications including

  •       Application form
  •       Certificates (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) in english or german
  •       Proof of English proficiency (not older than 2 years)
  •       2 Reference letters (directly sent to igk1816@med.uni-goettingen.de
    by the referees)

should be sent as one single pdf-file to igk1816@med.uni-goettingen.de before December 15th 2018!



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