We are happy to announce the launch of an interdisciplinary, international and inter-sectorial GIGA Doctoral School for Basic and Applied Biomedical Sciences and a start of the application period for 2018.


Do you have a Master degree in Biology, Medicine, Natural sciences, Engineering, Mathematics or Psychology? Do you want to do a PhD? Are you passionate about biomedical research?

In this case you might consider applying for a PhD position at GIGA Doctoral School.


Why GIGA Doctoral School?


Together with its academic and industrial partners, the GIGA provides the ideal environment for training and research. The GIGA is a research institute established within the University of Liège and University Hospital and contains an integrated ecosystem that fosters collaboration and resource-sharing among clinicians and basic researchers.  With its 39 laboratories that are organized in nine thematic units: cancer, cardiovascular science, consciousness, CRC In vivo imaging, in silico medicine, I3 (inflammation, infection and immunity), medical genomics, molecular biology of diseases, and neurosciences, GIGA covers the majority of modern research lines in biomedical fields and perform a world-class research in this areas. GIGA scientists publish an average of ~300 publications in peer-reviewed journals per year (2015–2016 average) having several publications per year in top journals (IF ≥ 20). The GIGA has state-of-the-art technologies in the form of technological platforms that offer the most advanced services to support the researchers. Additionally, GIGA serves as an incubator for biotechnology training and start-ups.


By applying to GIGA Doctoral School you are applying to enter the program and not a particular research group. The program starts with a 12 weeks education module. During this initial education module, you will not only obtain the essential theoretical and applied skills needed from the start of the PhD trajectory. Moreover, you will become familiar with research at the GIGA, thus allowing for a more informed and thoughtful decision regarding choice of host laboratory and your future PhD project.


Our goal at GIGA is to train independent researchers and further develop their talents. The GIGA Doctoral School will give you an essential head start, helping to pursue a successful career in academia, industry or governmental organisations.


Interested? Please read application procedure and admission criteria and send your CV, motivation letter and references to