We seek to recruit exceptionally motivated and committed students and empower them with the knowledge and skills to successfully face the challenges and complexity of cutting edge biomedical and clinical research.
Each year we admit on average 17 new PhD candidates, carefully selected from the pool of applicants, and 16 theses are completed per year, thus providing a good balance between incoming and outgoing students.
The majority of the IMM PhD students belong to the Lisbon AMC PhD Program that runs in the campus since 2010, although IMM also hosts students belonging to other national and international PhD Programs.
In pair with comprehensive high-level scientific training, we aim to provide PhD students with the right balance between close supervision and autonomy to create and develop their own ideas, as well as, between teamwork and independent work. We give particular attention to helping students identify their goals and tailor their professional paths. Overall mentoring is coordinated by Sérgio Dias, IMM Group Leader.
PhD students are strongly encouraged to share they passion for science and other interests through various activities they organize (see PhD Students activities).