ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Cagliari
RESEARCH FIELDPsychological sciences › Behavioural sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/03/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONItaly › Cagliari
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2017
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER721567
UNIVERSITY OF CAGLIARI invites applications for one Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship for a PhD study funded as part of the Marie Curie European Training Networks, under the European Commission’s H2020 Framework Programme.
The recruited ESR will join the CAPICE project: “Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe” (with a 3-year Marie Curie fellowship).
A total of 12 ESRs for PhD will be hosted across this network and will be trained in the broad field of psychiatric genomics.
CAPICE: general description
Through biological pathway analyses, drug target validation and the building of prediction models, these results will ultimately be translated to the clinic. Analyses will be performed in large international collaborations, making use of the wealth of data available across a range of European birth and adolescent cohorts.
ESRs will be supervised by leaders in the field located at institutions across Europe in Italy (University of Cagliari), The Netherlands (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, University of Twente), Sweden (Karolinska Institute, Gøthenburg University, Janssen Pharmaceutical) and the UK (Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of Bristol). At the end of this project the ESRs will be part of a broad international network consisting of academic and non-academic partners.
Candidates with a background in statistical genetics, bioinformatics, psychology, psychiatry or neuroscience are invited to apply.
Project “Building a sustainable facility for multi-site analyses and translating the results to the clinic ”
There has been a clear shift from researchers conducting studies in their own labs to large-scale collaborative studies in consortia. This will remain the rule in (epi)geneticas well as in other kind of analyses. To perform these multi-site analyses most efficiently, the aim is to build a facility that allows analyzing all data available over sites without necessarily having access to the raw data.
Another aim is to summarize the results of (epi)genetic and transcriptomic analyses, obtained both in CAPICE and other projects, and explaining the relevance of these findings to the clinic.
Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/). In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in Italy for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.
Please send an email with your CV and motivation letter to Natascha Stroo, project manager of the CAPICE project, firstname.lastname@example.org
The project at the University of Cagliari is part of the CAPICE consortium, coordinated by the VU University in Amsterdam. The candidate will be work at and hired by the University of Cagliari
Living allowance: 3318,37 euro gross per month
Mobility allowance: 600 euro per month
Family allowance: 500 euro per month (if applicable)
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELMedical sciences: Master Degree or equivalentPsychological sciences: Master Degree or equivalentChemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: ExcellentITALIAN: Basic
The candidate must have a Master degree in in Medical Science, psychiatry, psychology, biochemistry, bioinformatics. The candidate should further be able to work independently, with strong organizational and time management skills and have good communication skills. Experience with/ interest in dissemination of results to a broad audience is required. .
EURAXESS offer ID: 179859
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