MSc and PhD Training

Being a student at iBET means investing in a scientific career at the forefront of biotechnology research. We foster interdisciplinary collaboration, offering access to top-notch facilities and a global network.

Join us to advance your career in biopharmaceuticals and biosustainability.

What our alumni say:

I completed my PhD at iBET, and it was an exceptional experience. The institute's research capabilities are outstanding, significantly expanding my knowledge in the bioprocess field and enriching my professional network. My collaboration with iBET has continued for more than 10 years since completing my PhD. iBET has been instrumental in my career development and continues to be a valued partner in my professional journey.

Piergiuseppe Nestola

Global Strategic Accounts Director, Cytiva (PhD student at iBET 2011-2015)

iBET was a fundamental part of my training as a scientist and opened doors for my career in the pharmaceutical industry. iBET offered me a complete and rewarding doctoral experience, combining excellent infrastructure, professional development, and a collaborative work environment. I highlight the opportunity to collaborate in international projects related to my PhD, which was crucial in broadening my scientific perspective and integrating different approaches and techniques into my project. The opportunity to mentor students was also an enriching experience through which I developed essential leadership and communication skills

Ana Filipa Louro

Postdoctoral Researcher - Advanced Drug Delivery, Pharmaceutical Sciences at Astra Zeneca (PhD Student at iBET 2018-2022)

I am glad I did my PhD at such an agile, dynamic, resourceful institute and with a strong commitment to excellence. It greatly prepares young professionals in cutting-edge Biotech while providing strong and fundamental work ethics.

João Sá

Tech Transfer Lead at Novartis, Austria (PhD Student at iBET 2014-2018)

Get to Know our R&D Labs

From cell biology to bioprocess development, at iBET you can find a diversity of opportunities to explore your research interests and grow as a scientist.

Scientific Team
Your PhD training options at iBET
National PhD Programs

Our PhD students are enrolled in National PhD programs, including ITQB NOVA’s Program in Molecular Biosciences or Bioengineering, and MIT-Portugal PhD Program. Degrees are awarded by our partner NOVA University. Prospective students are encouraged to apply directly to our Laboratory Heads even if no opportunities are available.

European Training Networks

We are members of EU-funded European Training Consortia in the fields of advanced therapies and drug discovery. The students enrolled in these programs are offered the opportunity to develop their PhD research as part of a wider network of partner laboratories and institutions, including academic and industry partners.

Partner Universities

iBET hosts students from national and international universities for their MSc research projects. Our PhD students obtain their degrees most often from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, via ITQB NOVA.