CECAD Research Fellowships for Medical Students


CECAD is the unifying driving force bringing together researchers and clinicians of the University, University Hospital and MPIs for Biology of Ageing and Metabolism Research in Cologne. 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 early stages of their careers to gain research experience, work on their dissertation and to practice their ‘bench-to-bedside’ thinking in a CECAD laboratory, we offer 6-months fellowships for after the 4th semester and from the start of the clinical part.

  • The fellowship program is advertised annually in spring and promoted by email and via our Job Opportunities section on the homepage.
  • The amount of the monthly scholarship is based on the maximum BAfögG rate.
  • The research project worked on during the fellowship period should relate to your own doctoral work and be conducted on a full-time basis.


For any further information, please contact Julia.

Dr. Franziska Ottens CECAD

Dr. Franziska Ottens

Managing Coordinator Education,
Career Development & Diversity

+49 221 478 895 32


CECAD Central Office

Room: 1.040

CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Köln