The University of Cologne is a university in Cologne, Germany. It was the sixth university to be established in Central Europe and, although it closed in 1798 before being re-established in 1919, it is now one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 48,000 students.
The Universities of Cologne and Leipzig are now accepting applications for 2 Doctoral Fellowships. International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Course Level:Â Scholarships are available to pursue Doctoral programme.
Available Subject:Â Positions are available on following topics:
- â€œDeep molecular characterization of eukaryotic microorganismsÂ´ diversity and community composition in forest soils and the canopy region across biomes using a multiple barcoding approaches â€“ micDivâ€œ
- The PhD-projects are part of the DFG-Priority Programmeâ€ Taxon-Omics: New Approaches for Discovering and Naming Biodiversityâ€œ(SPP 1991).
Scholarship Benefits:Â Scholarships are limited to 3 years, 65 percent of a full-time employment, Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.
Number of Scholarships:Â Up to two doctoral scholarships are available.
Eligibility Criteria:Â The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
We expect candidates to have an excellent master or equivalent in biology with a strong background in molecular biology, evolution and ecology as well as data analyses, and a strong interest and endurance in field biology. Fieldwork will include sampling in tropical areas. The ability to communicate and cooperate in the team is a precondition.
Eligible Nationalities:Â International applicants are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
Method of Application:Â Applications are accepted until 31. October 2017 and should include a cover letter describing motivations, research interest, relevant background, and experience; curriculum vitae in tabular form; one letter of recommendation; the address of two referees; copies of certificates (Bachelor, Master, Diploma). Applicants should indicate which of the two positions (Cologne or Leipzig) they apply for.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â Applications are accepted until October 31, 2017.