CIBSS Career

Doctoral Researchers


CIBSS and the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine at the University of Freiburg joined forces to establish the CIBSS Track in SGBM. The aim is to foster the development of research independence and to provide comprehensive career support.


  • Standardised and thorough process with stringent criteria
  • Travel costs for interviews can be covered by CIBSS

Excellent Supervision

  • Annual thesis committee meeting
  • Biannual meeting with Program Coordinator
  • Excellent scientific guidance from CIBSS PIs and AIs


  • Support for conference attendance and research stays abroad
  • Annual Retreat
  • Monthly student meetings
  • Student-organised conferences
  • Faculty- and University-wide assemblies

Tailored Curriculum

  • Good scientific practice according to DFG criteria
  • State-of-the-art technologies
  • Advanced topics in signalling research
  • Interdisciplinary rotations in CIBSS labs
  • Training curriculum tailored for 10% of time

Career Advice and Preparation

    About SGBM

    Founded in the DFG Excellence Initiative in 2006
    Successfully extended in 2012


    Outcomes of the doctoral programme

    Excellent scientific publications

    • Publications per doctoral researcher: 2.9 on average
    • Publications with impact factor >10: in 13% of doctoral student publications

    Timely completion of doctoral degree
    Programme design: Dr. rer. nat. after three years

    Excellent career prospects
    In academia, industry and science management


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