Graduate School

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) offers a structured PhD program. As a non-university research institute the BNITM is not eligible to award doctoral degrees. Accordingly, BNITM cooperates with universities – in particular with the graduate school of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Science (MINGS) at the University of Hamburg. Overall, the BNITM graduate school comprises around 40 PhD students, which usually complete their dissertation within three years.

Job offers are listed here.

Applications should be sent directly to the research groups that fit your qualifications and interests: Overview of research groups

LCI Scholarships

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), the Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI) and the Research Center Borstel – Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences, have joined into the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) and are organizing the Leibniz Graduate School Infections. Along with an interdisciplinary educational and training programme, scholarship holders have the opportunity to get insight into latest developments in infection research.

The Leibniz Graduate School Infections offers six positions for graduate students (two per institute).