The FMI International PhD Program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer. PhD students admitted to the program receive theoretical and practical training, and conduct a research project under the supervision of an FMI group leader, monitored by a Thesis Committee of university professors and experts chosen by the student.
The Friedrich Miescher Institute has excellent technical resources. PhD students learn highly advanced techniques from specialists and are introduced into experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organization.
PhD students at the FMI are enrolled at the University of Basel. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel.
As part of their education, PhD students are required to attend courses from the graduate teaching program at the University Basel.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2015 and May 1, 2016