PhD Positions: LGSA Call for Application (Job ID 1914)

Job Vacancies Graduates LGSA

The Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age-Related Diseases (LGSA) is a joint program of the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) and the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) in Jena. The School calls for applications for PhD positions available in summer 2019.

The Leibniz Graduate School on Aging belongs to the Leibniz Association - a non-university research organization equivalent to the Max Planck Society and the Helmholtz Association. The Graduate School offers an international postgraduate program for students with excellent qualifications. The participating research groups work on Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Immunology and Neurobiology to investigate the multifaceted mechanisms that cause the development of age-related diseases and those that cause senescence and aging.

Training and research within the PhD program are interdisciplinary. Lecture series, seminars, journal clubs and courses as well as training in presentation skills and language classes complement the practical work. A thesis advisory committee provides comprehensive support and the mentorship in the career development of the student. The program language is English.

Eligible are students that have obtained, or that will obtain within half a year, an academic degree comparable to the master degree or diploma in natural sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Physics, and Chemistry) with excellent marks.

Further information on the Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age Related Diseases (LGSA) including application guidelines can be found at

For the first step please acquaint yourself with the research of the participating groups and with the application procedure on our website, fill in the application form and send it electronically to the LGSA.

Deadline for submission is July 25th.

Participating FLI groups:

    Please note that not all groups have specified project descriptions and possible projects are subject to individual discussions during the recruitment.

    Specified projects:

    Kaether Research Group: Biochemistry/Cell Biology/Neurobiology

    Ori Research Group: Functional characterization of AGE modifications in aging

    Waskow Research Group: Regeneration in Hematopoiesis:Immunology of Aging

    von Maltzahn Research Group: Stem Cells in Regeneration of Skeletal Muscle