The AIV Master is a 2-year international program designed to help students prepare their career in science and to find their way in research. At AIV, we believe that the future of Biology-related disciplines lies in the interaction with the other sciences - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and so on. We teach students to speak a common language of science, and to interact with experts from different fields in order to tackle research questions with a multifaceted, comprehensive approach.
It is hosted in the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) of Paris, an international environment that fuels creativity and openness, both in Science and in Education.
You will study of Life Sciences with an innovative, interdisciplinary approach based on the convergence of Biology, Physics, Computer Science and many other disciplines, to answer research questions in a more comprehensive way.
You will gain substantial, meaningful research experience thanks to our program, rich in internships (4 over the course of the 2 years).
You will be trained by prominent researchers from different backgrounds, who experience innovative teaching methods.
You will work in an international environment that promotes teamwork and collaborations. You will build long-lasting ties with prominent researchers and fellow students from all over the world.
Do you want to be trained in Systems and Synthetic Biology? Do you want to build the skills you need to achieve your PhD? Do you want to help us building an open and collaborative scientific community and be part of something unique and special? If the answer to any of these question is yes, apply now!
Our students learn both hard and soft skills fundamental to be scientists, while gathering a significant amount of research experience in labs, start-ups or companies. The Master is designed to adjust around the student's needs for building his or her desired portfolio of experience. It is also possible to integrate the program with courses from the other two AIRE tracks, Learning and Digital Sciences.
The first year of the AIV Master is designed to teach you primarily Systems, Synthetic and Computational Biology. The first semester is entirely devoted to full-time courses, in which students will also familiarize with the main tools that will help them study Life Sciences in an interdisciplinary way (Mathematical modelling, Physics, Statistics). After the core courses of the first semester, you will have the chance of learning through research with a 6-months internship in the lab of your choice. You can also choose to participate in the iGEM competition, an international competition in Synthetic Biology.
The second year of the Master is designed to emphasizes training in scientific reasoning, critical analysis and project development. It includes a rotation of three 3-months research internships in labs of your choice, to give you the opportunity to taste different aspects of science, be trained in different disciplines and topics, and to let you build your own set of skills for whatever you choose to undertake after the end of your Master. Students joining directly in Master 2 have also the opportunity of following some courses of their choice from Master 1.
The AIV Master is design to adapt to the career choices of the student; although most of our students (70%) decide to continue their studies with a PhD in academia, others prefer to work in the private sector. About 80% of our students find an employment within 3 months from their graduation.
Here is the timeline for the application to AIV:
Please note that you won’t need a cover letter as you’ll be asked to fill in a specific form giving us more info about who you are, your background and your training plan through our Master Program.
Over a second phase and if your application is selected, we’ll have an interview which can be set up through Skype if you’re currently abroad. The final admission results will be broadcasted over the course of July 2018.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by email: [email protected], or call us on + 33 1 76 53 11 27.
Our courses in detail: https://cri-paris.org/master-aiv/aiv-general-program/
Visit the AIV Master page on the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity website for more details!