Pasteur-Paris University International Doctoral Program in Life Sciences and Biomedicine
Institut Pasteur has announced the Pasteur-Paris University International Doctoral Program for October 2020. Students interested in the PhD Program in Life Sciences and Biomedicine are requested to go through below-mentioned details:
The 2019-2020 call for enrollment of students in October 2020 is open until November 1st, 2019
In association with Parisian universities, an outstanding Ph.D. program * in the Institut Pasteur’s thrilling, vibrant and collaborative research environment. The Ph.D. program is intended for candidates holding a Master’s (or equivalent) qualification in science, medicine or associated areas from a non-French university.
Students carry out their research at one of the Institut Pasteur’s 120 laboratories offering cutting-edge learning in a wide range of subjects covering molecular and cellular biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Structural Biology, Enzymology and Metabolism, Biological Chemistry, Virology, Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Epidemiology, Infectiology, Imaging, Neurosciences, Developmental Biology and Systems Biology.
PPU learners will also receive particular soft skills classes such as Oral Presentation, Journal Club, Ethics Workshop, French Lessons.
Financial support and benefits
Students will be Institut Pasteur employees with a three-year contract of employment. The students will get:
- A monthly salary of 1.800 Euro comprehensive of social benefits (national health care, health insurance, etc.);
- A “Welcome bonus” of 4.000 Euro gross which will be paid at once with their first salary;
- Compensation of one round-trip ticket per year (eco-class train or plane tickets) for the home country, the duration of the program to be taken during the academic year (with no possibility of delay or refund if not taken).
There is no financial support for family members.
- Master’s degree or similar university degree in science, medicine or associated areas from a university outside France when the students start the program.
- A Master’s degree in France refers to five years of academic education.
- Candidates having a B.A. or a B.S. obtained after four years of academic education may be considered if they hold additional laboratory experience of at least 6 months, with a written final report or a publication.
- Candidates who have already started doctoral training elsewhere and candidates having a master’s degree in France are not eligible because of contracts with the Paris Universities doctoral colleges.
Language: The program runs in English and therefore candidates are required to be fluent in English (TOEFL or other language qualification scores may be stated when you apply online). There is no need for knowledge of French, but elementary knowledge can be helpful outside the Institute in everyday life.
Age: The PPU Ph.D. program has no age limit, but the majority of accepted applicants are 24-26 years of age and begin their Ph.D. within one year of completion of their M.S., a few within 3 years.
External funding: Candidates with external support are allowed to join the PPU program if the funding constitutes employment or if the funds can be allotted to the Institut Pasteur to pay the candidate’s income. Such applicants must be selected by the panel through the same application process.
The selection process for Pasteur Paris-University international doctoral program consists of 3 steps:
- First step: find a host laboratory. Available labs and their projects will be published on the web site and may be contacted from September 16 to November 1.
- Second step: submit a full application by November 14 in coordination with the host lab.
- Third step: selected applicants will be invited for an interview at the Institut Pasteur at the end of January 2020, with decisions shortly thereafter.
A list of host laboratories and the research projects they propose could be visible on a dedicated platform after registration: https://ppu.pasteur.fr
- Deadline for contacting host laboratories November 1, 2019
- Deadline for submitting the application with the host laboratory: November 14, 2019
- Interview week: January 28 / 31, 2020