Predoc Program RNA & Disease – Switzerland

The Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) of RNA & Disease offers the possibility to explore different research directions and environments to prospective PhD students: Selected predoc students can perform 3 rotations of 4 months each in labs of the NCCR networks.

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 equivalent to a first-year life science PhD student in Switzerland.

Eligibility
Candidates should obtain a Master’s degree or equivalent in Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Biochemistry or a related discipline prior to the first lab rotation.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision was taken to not launch a call for applications to the Predoc program in 2020. It is hoped that the next call can be made in spring 2021 with an expected application deadline July 1, 2021. The next application for the PhD Program remains as planned on December 1, 2020 with interviews with shortlisted candidates being planned for February, 2021 (virtual or on-site).

Originally Planned Participating Groups 2020 Call

University of Bern

ETH Zürich

EPF Lausanne

University of Basel

University of Geneva

University of Lausanne

University of Zürich

IOR Bellinzona

IRB Bellinzona