Opportunities for early-stage researchers

Applications are invited for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Phd: Deciphering PI3K biology in health and disease (European Commission Grant Agreement Number 675392).

Phd is composed of 8 world-leading academic partners, 1 clinician, 1 industrial partner and 2 partner organizations with cross-disciplinary expertise and research capabilities to expand the full spectrum of basic, translational and (pre)clinical research training. The general objective of Phd is to train a new generation of researchers to a high level of independent scientific thinking, mastering innovative technology applicable within and outside the PI3K field, and to gain relevant skills of the discovery process from bench to preclinical development.

We are looking for 15 highly motivated ESRs, researchers with a BSc or MSc degree within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career. We offer an interactive and international training programme covering innovative and state-of-the-art approaches for exploring PI3K family members and signalling pathways in physiology and disease. The programme will combine scientific skills, basic technical skills and complementary skills, and will strengthen inter-sectorial research cooperation.

Eligibility criteria

According to the requirements of the MSC Training Programme, applicants shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. In addition, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.

Marie Skłodowska Curie fellows will receive a highly competitive salary as per the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 call, which will be adjusted according to their host country. A mobility allowance and a family allowance (when applicable) will be part of the employment package.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to the email addresses provided for each position in the individual vacancy. Each applicant may apply separately for more than one position. Applications should consist of an up-to-date CV as well as a cover letter including the applicant’s motives to apply and the contact details of at least two referees.


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