Ph.D. Positions in the Drug Discovery Graduate School/Finland

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Several Ph.D. student positions (salary level A18) are open for
applications in the Drug Discovery Graduate School (DDGS) for the period
1.1.2007 – 31.12.2010. Funding will be provided on a part-time basis (6 months
per year); up to 16 part-time positions are available.

DDGS is a
network-type graduate school that includes research groups from the universities
of Turku, Helsinki, Kuopio, Oulu and Tampere, Åbo Akademi University, and three
drug discovery companies with premises in Turku.

DDGS provides research
training for graduate students in medicine, biosciences and pharmacy. Its major
aim is to support doctoral training in high-quality research groups working in
the field of drug discovery and to help the students understand the various
phases of drug development. Involvement in the activities of Turku Center for
Disease Models (TCDM) will be encouraged. TCDM is a core facility aiming to
foster the generation, phenotypic characterization and validation of animal
models for drug discovery and development, with a special emphasis on
gene-targeted mouse models. General Ph.D. education will be organized in
coordination with FinPharmaNet and local graduate schools.

should submit the following documents in ten (10) copies: application, research
plan (max. 10 pages; for instructions see, study plan,
CV, list of publications, statement of the senior supervisor on the project and
on additional funding, to arrive by October 13th, 2006, 4 p.m.
Applications should be sent to DDGS, Coordinator Eeva Valve, Institute of
Biomedicine, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, FI-20520 Turku, Finland.
Applications will not be returned.

For more information on the activities
of DDGS and on the associated research groups, visit the DDGS homepage at or contact prof. Mika Scheinin (Director of
DDGS; tel. +358 2 333 7502, e-mail: or Dr. Eeva Valve
(Coordinator; tel. +358 2 333 7968, e-mail:

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