Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Virchow Fellowship Program -

a postdoctoral program for clinical and translational scientists


The Virchow Fellowship Program (VFP) promotes young academics with its main focus being the integration of research and clinical practice. As a central element of translational career advancement, the program is one of the most important elements of the CTH to structurally and sustainably strengthen patient-oriented and clinical research. The Virchow Fellowship Program offers physicians holding an MD and natural scientists (e.g. biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, biometry/epidemiology or other areas) the possibility to pursue a structural career plan in connection with a scientific research project in the field of thrombosis or hemostasis. Thus the professional career, the research project as well as the individual advancement are ideally combined.

The Virchow Fellowship is an individual-personal promotion. For the CTH it is primarily about yourself and your career.

We as a training team and the CTH as a whole will support you in developing your career

  • through a structured and guided mentoring
  • through critical and favorable evaluations
  • by a cooperative and multidisciplinary environment with many networking opportunities
  • by diverse and international contacts with appropriate courses for your professional and personal development
  • by equal opportunities in staff development and family-friendliness.

Members of the Virchow-Committee

  • Prof. Wolfram Ruf
  • Prof. Stavros Konstantinides
  • Prof. Sven Danckwardt
  • Prof. Tommaso Gori
  • Dr. Jana Grünewald
  • Prof. Markus Radsak
  • Jun. Prof. Christoph Reinhardt
  • Prof. Kerstin Steinbrink