PhD Positions across 7 Countries in Microbiology

Deadline: 30/05/2010
Open to:
young researchers of any nationality or country of residence
Scholarship: 36 months

CLOSTNET represents a unique opportunity for a total of 22 young researchers of any nationality or country of residence to pursue a PhD based at one of these Centres of Excellence (2 students per centre).  Each PhD will be of 36 months and will involve up to 6 months secondment  to a partner laboratory.


Researchers must be Early Stage Researchers – defined as those in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research career, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

Each of the 11 Partners will take on 2 students each, ie., 22 in total.

Student will be expected to begin their studies no earlier than 1st January 2010, and no later than 31st August 2010.

The participating laboratories are:

The University of Nottingham, UK (Prof. Nigel P. Minton)
The University of Exeter, UK (Prof. Rick Titball)
The University of Rostock, Germany (Prof. Hubert Bahl)
Technical University of Munich, Germany (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Liebl)
The University of Helsinki, Finland (Prof. Miia Lindstrom)
The Institute of Public Health, Maribor, Slovenia (Dr Maja Rupnik)
Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Rome, Italy (Dr Paola Mastrantonio)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille, France (Prof. Chantal Tardiff)
Intervet International BV, The Netherlands (Dr Paul Vermeij)
Metabolic Explorer, France (Dr Philippe Soucaille)

Phico Therapeutics Ltd, UK (Dr Heather Fairhead)


Jacque Minton

Centre for Biomolecular Sciences,
Clifton Boulevard,
University Park,

Tel: 0115 846 6287
Fax: 0115 8232120
email: [email protected]

More info and on-line application.

4 thoughts on “PhD Positions across 7 Countries in Microbiology

  1. My name is juan carlos caicedo I'm colombia bacteriologist with a MSc in microbiology obtained at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain, actually I'm a teacher at the Colombian university, I have research experience in malaria. I have skills in microbiology and molecular biology laboratory.

    thanks for additional information

    Juan Carlos Caicedo Cepeda

  2. I have completed M.Sc. microbiology from Gujarat university, India.
    and after 6th month I will in New jersey. I have 2.5 year research exp. along with my study and now, i want Ph.D from USA so there are any chances of scholarship from your side, and if yes then what is a procedure of it? [email protected]

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