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PhD Studies

The division does at this point in time not participate in any formal PhD programme. We are however happy to supervise PhD theses either as part of employment in our department (see vacancies), in combination with cooperating institutions, or where individual funding is provided.

We welcome PhD students from the areas of medicine, epidemiology, biometry, health sciences and health services research, given sufficient funding. For any formal requirements please consult Faculty regulations (Promotionsordnungen Dr. med., Dr. rer nat, Dr. rer medic).

We expect candidates to perform and publish research, but also to aquire sound science skills and knowledge, both within the own subject /methods area as well as with respect to general issues of working in academics. This will require the attendance of seminars and colloquia. Details have been summarized within a division concept paper, and will be modified on an individual basis when an agreement for supervision is signed.

We do not promote leasure time PhD projects performed beside full-time employment. Please expect 2 to 3 years of work within part time employment. Sound knowledge of methods in epidemiology and/or biometry, e.g. master level, is required.

All requirements are also valid for physicians.

Groningen researchers are particularly welcome and may be eligible for a joint PhD programme. Other foreign applicants may wish to consult the DAAD Webpage for funding opportunities.

We are happy to assist in any questions you may have. Please contact Antje Timmer for an MD or health sciences/epidemiology PhD, or Fabian Otto-Sobotka for a PhD in biometry or a Dr. rer nat.

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