PhD Positions under MSCA COFUND Project – trainLSE, Germany

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships 2019

PhD Positions under MSCA: The Graduate School LSE, in collaboration with the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme (MSCA), is offering 15 PhD positions in the interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral training program known as trainLSE. This program, hosted at Technische Universität Darmstadt, focuses on the convergence of engineering and life sciences, allowing doctoral candidates to pioneer a novel approach to constructive engineering in biology.

Designation: PhD Candidate

Research Area:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Material Science
  • Computer Science
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology

Location: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany


  • M.Sc. in Life Science or Engineering disciplines.
  • Applicants must not possess a doctoral degree.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • International applicants who have not resided in Germany for more than 12 months in the 36 months before the call deadline.
  • Familiarity with specific research areas as mentioned in the job description.

Job Description: PhD candidates will:

  • Conduct interdisciplinary research at the interface of life sciences and engineering.
  • Participate in EU co-funded PhD positions for 48 months.
  • Undertake research internships in partner institutions globally.
  • Attend national and international conferences.
  • Benefit from training sessions for transferable skills.
  • Become part of a vibrant and diverse international research community.

How to Apply: Applications are exclusively accepted via the online application form. Required documents include:

  1. CV
  2. Motivation statement
  3. Transcript and degree certificates (Bachelor and Master)
  4. Proof of English language proficiency
  5. At least two letters of recommendation
  6. Research proposal (optional but encouraged)

Last Date for Apply: 15 January 2024



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