New Call! 2017 CECAD Medical Student Fellowships available

CECAD is the unifying driving force bringing together researchers and clinicians of the University and the University Hospital of Cologne. CECAD Cologne is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the Excellence Initiative set up by the German Federal and State Governments.

The mission of CECAD is to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying lifespan regulation and aging-associated diseases (e.g. aging-associated impairment of pathogen defense, cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases). CECAD’s long-term objective is to develop novel therapeutic interventions.

To allow medical students at different stages of their careers to gain research experience and to practice their ‘bench-to-bedside’ thinking, CECAD now offers:

4 Fellowships for

  • early stage (1.-4. semester, Vorklinik) medical student for 2 months
  • Aim: ‘Experience bench research!’
  • Funding: 735 €/month

1 Fellowship for

  • late stage (from 5. semester, Klinik) medical students for 6 months
  • Aim: ‘Conduct a research project in one of our CECAD laboratories!’
  • Funding: 735 €/month

We encourage highly motivated students to apply by May 15, 2017 at the latest for a project taking place between May to October 2017 (late stage) and May to December 2017 (early stage).

Interested candidates should send a complete application in English and in a single pdf document by email to

The application should include:

- a CV
- a letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
- a brief description and planned period of a specific laboratory project
- supporting letter by the hosting CECAD group (prerequisite for funding!)

For more information please send an email to