ORGANISATION/COMPANYCenter for Neurocience and Cell Biology
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/12/2018 23:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONPortugal › Coimbra
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/01/2019
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER764958
1 NANOSTEM Initial Training Network (Marie Sklodowska-Curie-ITN) positions, European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 764958
The project provides full funding for tuitions fees and salary.
Monthly living allowance: The post-holder will be offered a salary plus allowances in line with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
The selected candidate will need to pay taxes.
The aim of this research-training network is to develop and characterize a selected set of novel intelligent nanomaterials and to study their suitability as novel drug delivery systems targeting the brain. The consortium brings together groups with a very interdisciplinary expertise ranging from polymer synthesis and characterization, computational modeling and physicochemical characterization of materials to bioavailability, nanoparticle formulation, drug distribution and nanotoxicity, genetics, drug delivery and Neurosciences. The NANOSTEM network is formed by 9 internationally recognized research institutions (Queen Mary University of London, UK; Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany; Centro Neurociencias e Biologia Celular, Portugal; Université d’Artois, France; Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra, Portugal; MJR Pharmjet GMBH, Germany; University of Birmingham, UK; Universitaet Innsbruck, Austria), complemented by 5 partner organisations (Sanofi, HCS-Pharma, Brains for Brain, Saarland University and Instituto de Ciências Nucleares Aplicadas à Saude) who will contribute to the research training programme
Please send a single PDF file with the full CV including detailed scientific experience, two reference letters and the reason that you are applying for this position to Luis Estronca (firstname.lastname@example.org). A short list of candidates will be then contacted and required to take part in an interview.
Application Deadline: December 15th, 2018.
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REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Applicants must satisfy the EU eligibility requirements: at the time of the recruitment by CNC, the candidates 1) must not have resided in Portugal for more than 12 months in the last 3 years, and 2) must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged).
The selected candidate (PhD student) is expected to evaluate the biodistribution of nanoparticles, particularly in the brain, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the therapy in motor and cognitive animal tests. Previous experience in animal testing is desirable. The work will be performed under the supervision of Dr. Lino Ferreira (http://erachair.uc-biotech.pt/era-chair/) and Dr. Liliana Bernardino and the selected candidate will collaborate with the academic and industrial partners in the NANOSTEM network and beyond, to exploit the research outcomes. The appointed candidate will benefit from exceptional training opportunities and will be attending each year the NANOSTEM training schools and international meetings. In addition, the researcher will be expected to undertake three short periods of secondments to other partners in the Network, one of which will be with one of the industrial teams.
EURAXESS offer ID: 355565