The Diabetes Center is happy to assist medics and university graduates in attaining a doctorate, provided that they display a genuine interest in scientific and clinical issues. Internal medicine at the Diabetes Center, with its focus on diabetology, endocrinology and gastroenterology, offers a wide range of potential topics to choose from. Research activities in collaboration with other HDZ NRW clinics and institutes are also possible.

We offer:

  • Assistance finding a topic, then planning and structuring a doctoral thesis
  • Use of the HDZ NRW medical library for research purposes
  • Assistance from medical specialists, backed by the Director and his team
  • Scientific supervision by our research department
  • Support in all questions connected with doctorate work (scientific principles, statistical evaluations, formalities, etc.)
  • Insights into clinical routines and treatments
  • Participation in internal further training sessions
  • Optional presentation of doctorate work

We expect:

  • Genuine interest in scientific and clinical issues pertaining to Internal Medicine (doctorate applicants should preferably have backgrounds in medicine, biomedicine, biochemistry and/or biology)
  • Willingness to cooperate and work in a team
  • Respect in all dealings with patients
  • Autonomy and an affinity for scientific work
  • Adherence to agreed schedules and appointments

Please send your doctorate application by post or email to:

Dr. rer. nat. Bernd Stratmann
Head of Research / Diabetes Center
Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW
University Hospital of the Ruhr-University of Bochum
Georgstr. 11
D-32545 Bad Oeynhausen
Email: bstratmann@@hdz-nrw.de