Application deadline: 28 February 2020
To all current and prospective 1st year PhD students in Bioinformatics:
You are invited to apply to MedBioInfo, the National Graduate School in Medical Bioinformatics, established to provide advanced training in bioinformatics to the next generation of world-class life-science researchers. Our 43 affiliated faculty members include most of the leading bioinformaticians in Sweden, and we also draw on the faculty of NORBIS, our Norwegian sister school. Alongside your peers, this will form a key part of your future scientific network. Our courses are short, worth 3 or 5HP (ECTS). Each course typically requires a one-week at-home pre-assignment, one week in residence, and (often) a take-home one-week post-assignment. You would typically take two courses per year, for a total of 3 years. The courses are more specialised than can be provided by your home university. You will be matched with a faculty mentor, providing a perspective and advice complementary to that of your advisor. We also have an annual meeting where you will attend faculty talks and soft-skills workshops, present your research, network, and get feedback. You will be granted a yearly travel budget. Best of all, this should be fun.
You are eligible to apply if you began or will begin your PhD between January 2019 and April 2020, though there is some flexibility in this. Target groups include PhD students in Life Science doing primarily computational research.Selection criteria include your CV, transcript, and the relevance of your research project. You will also need an endorsement letter from your advisor and a suitable laptop. We will strive to have a broad distribution of Swedish home universities as well as a good gender balance.
By applying, you agree to set aside three days in May to attend our Annual Meeting, 18-20 May near Göteborg, as well as a week (probaby in June) to attend your first course, “Applied Bioinformatics,” as will be announced on MedBioInfo.se . Due to the climate impact we ask students (with the possible exception of those from Umeå) to avoid flying to MedBioInfo events.
The deadline is February 28, 2020. Enrollment is limited to approximately 20 incoming students per year. You should sign up following https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/MedBioInfo-application-2020 . Feel free to email me with any questions. We look forward to reading your application.
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