Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

PhD and Postdoctoral Programs


With the goal to qualify PhD- and postodoctoral researchers for an international career in academia, industry, or related areas of expertise, EU-LIFE centers have established a variety of international PhD and Postdoctoral Programs. Embedded in strong research environments the Programs for early-career researchers at EU-LIFE centers provide excellent research opportunities, access to a wide range of resources,  complemented by extensive training frameworks. Researchers are embedded in a multi-disciplinary network of basic and translational research within highly international communities and access to cutting-edge technologies, a wide spectrum of conferences and seminars, and a complement of professional skills training and career development opportunities.

In the following table various PhD and Postdoctoral Programs from EU-LIFE centers are presented.  Many of these centers organize international program calls. For details on program calls, scientific opportunities, research training and complementary skills opportunities visit the websites of the individual institutes presented below:


CEITEC PhD School in Brno, Czech Republic

CeMM PhD Program in Vienna, Austria

International PhD Program at the CRG in Barcelona, Spain

FIMM-EMBL International PhD Program in Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics in Helsinki, Finland

FIMMPOD: Postdoctoral and Senior Researcher Professional Development Program in Helsinki, Finland

FMI PhD Program in Basel, Switzerland

PhD in System Medicine in Milan, Italy

SIPOD Postdoctoral Program in Milan, Italy

International PhD Program at the MDC in Berlin, Germany

SignGene – Helmholtz German-Israeli Research School in Berlin, Germany

MCD-NYU Exchange Program in Berlin, Germany