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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the University of Zurich is one of the 15 programs of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School, offering a dynamic international research environment. The program's goal is to prepare PhD students for careers in academia by training them as methodologists and future primary investigators. Students gain specialized skills in designing, conducting and analyzing studies in a biomedical research context. Depending on the specific research project and supervisor, students will acquire core competencies either in epidemiology or in biostatistics, in most cases students will acquire some competencies from the respective other field.

The duration of the program is approximately 3–4 years. Graduates will obtain their Ph.D. from either the University of Zurich or the ETH Zurich. The program language is English. If you are interested in the methodological foundations of clinical and population-based biomedical research and would like to join our Ph.D. program, please send us your application. For further questions, do not hesitate to
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