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Employability and PhD Opportunities


Strong relationships with our associated partners boost employability 

Our very open  joint training between the academic and the industrial world  cover a defined list of jobs related to vaccinology in agreement with the  labour market in the following various areas :

  • vaccine 
    • quality control
    • quality assurance
    • commercial development
    • business development
    • patents
  • project management in
    • good practice laboratories
    • clinical studies
  • regulatory affairs
  • communication
  • public health policy
  • research & development
  • and postgraduate PhD studies  that 15 associated partners committed to fund.

During their studies and according to the “Connected for Life” spirit of the LIVE family, the students make valuable career contacts with our associated partners, at a worldwide level. Partners coming from academic world as well as private companies are involved to shape the LIVE programme so that it perfectly fits to their present and future needs. Several traits of the LIVE organization are useful for a fruitful partnership. Students have the opportunity to discover the activities of their future potential employers and conversely. From this partnership, students gain job opportunities and employers can recruit excellently trained colleagues that they have come to know.

LIVE graduates and postgraduates will have an ideal background to use their broad expert view on vaccinology to manage the development and creation of new products or services in this field or even start up completely new companies.

Possible continuation to a PhD

Students are enrolled to run the LIVE programme with a qualification equivalent to 180 ECTS (bachelor level), and then they acquire 120 ECTS during the two-year LIVE Master programme. Like most universities require a minimum of 300 ECTS for participation in a Ph.D. programme, the LIVE Master conveys the ECTS qualifications required to register for a Ph.D. programme. Applicants interested in doctoral studies are encouraged to consider the more than 15 PhD programmes funded by our associated partners. However they are free to target the Ph.D. programme of their choice worldwide and they enjoy using the LIVE family networking to find a great venue for doctoral studies with experts either in cutting-edge science or in a complementary multidisciplinary field: to date 65% of LIVE graduates have pursued doctoral studies.

Students who successfully complete the LIVE programme are eligible to PhD positions at the Doctorate Schools of the LIVE consortium institutions and of other universities. They are competitive for international PhD calls and run their PhD studies at: 

CA University of Toronto - CH University of Bern, University of Geneva - CZ University of Chemistry and Technology of Prague - DE  Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research of Braunschweig, Justus Liebig Universität Gießen, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Universität Bonn, Universität Hamburg, Universität Heidelberg - DK Staten Serum Institute - ES Universidad Complutense de Madrid - FI University of Helsinki - FR Aix-Marseille Université, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Institut Pasteur Université de Lille, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne - IE Waterford Institute of Technology - IN Vellore Institute of Technology - IT Università degli Studi di Brescia - NL Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universiteit van Utrecht - SE Karolinska Institutet - UK Imperial College London, Oxford University, St George's University of London - ZA Stellenbosch University.                         


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Updated on Aug 15, 2021