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 4 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 will start between Oct 2017 – Jan 2018 and participants must have obtained by then a Master‘s degree or equivalent in a relevant field. The application deadline for this first call is July 1, 2017, and interviews with selected applicants will take place during the first week of September 2017.

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.

The application deadline for the 2017 call 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