The RTG2824 is looking for 10 PhD students (Start: April 1st, 2023)

The Research Training Group 2824 (GRK2824) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) offers a structured international 3-4‐year doctoral programme in the field of “Heart & Brain” and offers an excellent research environment, a comprehensive curriculum and a broad supervision and mentoring network.

The GRK2824 is looking for

                     10 PhD students (PhD track; Dr. rer. nat.) / Project start: April 1st, 2023

Application is only possible via our application portal here:

Please refer to for all details on the research projects!

The PhD positions will be paid according to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (TV‐L 65% of level E13).

Online applications should be finalized before December 15th 2022!

The research training group (RTG) 2824 “Heart and brain diseases: integrative research across organs”, based at the University Medical Center Göttingen, is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from April 2023 to March 2028. The Research Training Group (RTG) aims to expand the cross-organ approach through high-end integrative research in the field of heart and brain diseases combined with top-notch training of medical doctorate and PhD students.

Scientists from the cardiovascular and neuroscience sections of the University Medical Center Göttingen and the German Primate Center work in close collaboration and offer medical students as well as PhD candidates the opportunity to perform interdisciplinary research involving the heart and brain, while simultaneously receiving disciplinary and interdisciplinary training through the qualification program. The RTG will offer doctoral students research opportunities on common mechanisms of Research Training Group 2824 cardiomyocytes and neurons as well as the heart – brain axis. The projects are designed to increase basic knowledge and tackle clinically relevant questions. The scheme depicts the research projects (RP, inner circle), research topics (middle circle) and associated clinical studies/iPSC cohort (outer circle) organized within the RTG 2824. Overarching research topics and clinical studies are shown in relation to the respective RP. Connecting lines between the RP represent the ongoing and planned collaborations.  The color gradient represents basic (red) to translational (blue) research projects.


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We inform you about the not-so-easy structures and the different stages of PhD life. Have fun!

Moderation: Alisa
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PhD2go | Ep. 1

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In this episode, host Alisa talks to fellow students Surabhi and Julius about their path to Göttingen. Together they talk about the possibilities of the city, small communication problems and everyday life as a PhD student in Göttingen.

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