Predoc Program RNA & Disease – Switzerland

The Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) on RNA & Disease is seeking candidates to join the Predoc program, which offers to prospective PhD students the possibility to explore different research directions and environments by performing three rotations of four months each in participating labs.

Predoc participants broaden their theoretical and methodological knowledge in different research fields related to RNA and disease and have the opportunity to build a professional network at an early career stage. Predoc students will receive the salary of a first-year life science PhD student.

The first lab-rotations are planned to start between Oct 2019 – Jan 2020 and participants must have obtained by then a Master‘s degree or equivalent in a relevant field. The application deadline for this third call is July 1, 2019, and interviews with selected applicants will take place in September 2019.

Applicants should complete the online application form and upload a single pdf document containing (in the following order) a motivation letter describing their interest in the Predoc program and their scientific interests (max 1 page), a curriculum vitae (max 2 pages), a description of previous research experience (max 1 page) and scans of currently available relevant diplomas.

Please note that you will be asked to provide the contact details of three referees, who need to submit their reference letters until July, 8 2019.

The application deadline has passed.

Participating Groups

University of Bern

ETH Zürich

EPFL Lausanne

FMI Basel

University of Basel

University of Geneva

University of Lausanne

University of Zürich

IOR Bellinzona

IRB Bellinzona

University Hospital Zurich