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At the University of Rostock and the Rostock University Medical Centre, subject to fund allocation, applications are invited for the position of

Short-term fellowships

(for a period of up to one year, earliest start on 01.08.2017, continuous allocation of places)

The Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1270 ‘Electrically Active Implants’ – ELAINE offers short-term research fellowships for a funding period of up to one year. These fellowships provide young researchers the opportunity to research in optimal conditions on a theme broadly related to the interdisciplinary framework of the CRC ELAINE in combination with a structured qualification concept. The application should contain information about the planned project during the fellowship, favourably with connection to a specific subproject of the CRC.

Among other opportunities, fellows will have the possibility to participate in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research programme and to develop their knowledge and skills under the active supervision of the project leaders of the CRC. The fellowships are funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The payment depends on the target group (please check below) according to the maximum rates recommended by the DFG.


The research is integrated into the interdisciplinary framework of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1270 ‘Electrically Active Implants’ – ELAINE. The CRC’s overall aim is the development of concepts for electrically active and smart implants to promote tissue regeneration and functional improvement in diseased cartilage, bone and brain tissue. Further information:

The results of research carried out shall be presented in the form of oral presentations and documented in the form of reports and publications.

Expected appointment requirements and target groups:

Short-term fellowships are available to:

  • PhD candidates – to realize own project proposals or to be admitted from abroad
  • students of medicine holding their first state examination – to improve incentives to doctorate,
  • and those who hold other terminal degrees (university of applied sciences degree, polytechnic degree, bachelor's degree) – to qualify for admission to doctorate

Good command of the English Language and good English writing skills are mandatory.

Further information:

Equal opportunity is an essential part of our human resources policy. In case of equal qualification, applications from severely disabled people or equivalent are explicitly welcome. The University of Rostock seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages female applicants to apply for this position. Applications from foreign scientist and people with migration background are appreciated.

We are looking forward to your application including a short motivation letter and project outline. Please send your application as a single pdf document (with e-mail address and telephone number) to: IRTG.ELAINE(at)

Please note that application and travel costs are not reimbursed by the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

For further questions please contact:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Storch

Director of the Department of Neurology; University Medicine Rostock

Speaker of the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG); CRC 1270 ELAINE

Phone: +49 381 494 9511

Mail to: IRTG.ELAINE(at)


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