MyoGrad seeks to attract excellent and highly motivated students who wish to obtain a PhD in the field of muscle-related cell and molecular biology and intend to embark on a scientific career. Applications from medical doctors with a keen interest in clinical and scientific aspects of muscle diseases are also welcome. In addition the program runs its own MD-PhD program to enroll future physician scientists. Students accepted by MyoGrad will conduct a bi-nationally supervised doctoral thesis (co-tutelle de thèse) within one of the 9 projects of the training group. They will enroll in both Berlin and Paris University (with tuition paid once) and do research work both in Berlin and in Paris labs. At this early stage of their career they will already be part of a very prestigious muscle science research community. After three years students are expected to defend their dissertation before a dissertation committee equally composed of German and French academic representatives. Successful students will obtain one doctoral degree by both universities.
-Above average qualifications and grades (“good“, “very good” or “excellent”) together with a strong interest in scientific issues regarding muscle-related cell and molecular biology or in clinical and scientific aspects of muscle diseases are expected. -Applicants are required to have completed (or be in the process of completing) and provide proof of a university degree equivalent to a German Diploma, MSc with thesis, an MD, a degree corresponding to niveau Bac+5 in France or as listed here. If you have a degree from a country not in the list or if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the MyoGrad Office. -The minimum level of the English required is B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). TOEFL and GRE scores are welcome. All MyoGrad students will have the opportunity to attend French or German language classes.