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 different stages of their careers to gain research experience and to practice their ‘bench-to-bedside’ thinking in a CECAD laboratory, we offer:

Fellowships for

late stage (from 5. semester, Klinik) medical students for 6 months

Aim: ‘Conduct a research project in one of our CECAD laboratories!’

Funding: 934 €/month

Successful applicants are expected to conduct their lab research on a full-time basis


We encourage highly motivated students to apply by April 23, 2023 at the latest. The application should include:

  • a CV
  • a letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • a brief description of the research project (incl. project title and name of supervisor): 3/4 - 1 page
  • supporting letter by the hosting CECAD group leader (prerequisite for funding!)
  • approximate starting date


Please address your application (1 single PDF) and further questions to Dr. Julia Zielinski (julia.zielinski@uk-koeln.de, 0221/478 89532).


CECAD Research Fellowships for Medical Students


CECAD Research Fellowships for Medical Students


CECAD Research Fellowships for Medical Students