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 and stimulating international research environment. The overall goal is to train PhD students as methodologists with 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 contact us.
The program has close ties to the Master Program in Biostatistics and the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich .