19/11/2018
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

15 PhD Fellowship positions available in EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN): synBIOcarb - Synthetic biology of carbohydrate-binding proteins: engineering protein-carbohydrate interactions for diagnostics and cell targeting


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    The University of Leeds
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    Biological sciencesBiology
    ChemistryBiochemistry
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    07/01/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    814029

Are you keen to progress research in glycoscience at the interface between chemistry, biology and physics?

synBIOcarb is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network. It brings together 14 leading European partners in a transnational network, implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between the academic and the industrial partners in the fields of Synthetic Glycobiology.

Together, we will provide 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR; 36 month PhD positions) with advanced scientific training in chemical synthesis, protein engineering, biophysics, cell biology and analytical device technologies that underpin the development and exploitation of glycoscience for diagnostics and targeted drug delivery. ESR will contribute to one, or more, of four thematic work packages that have been designed to progress the state of the art in Synthetic Glycobiology.

For information about the different positions, please consult the link provided for each of the projects.

The successful candidate will participate in the network’s training activities and work placements at the laboratories of the synBIOcarb academic and industrial teams. Regular meetings and workshops within the EU-funded synBIOcarb Innovative Training Network will supplement the training and support provided at the host organisation. Practical scientific training will be complemented by a coordinated programme of industry-relevant transferable skills that will prepare the ESRs for future careers in the medical technologies sector.

Benefits

This positions are for 36 months. The Early Stage Researcher will  receive a Monthly Living Allowance plus a Mobility Allowance compliant with the applicable EC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-ITN general conditions.

Eligibility criteria

To meet the requirements of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, you will:

  • be an early stage researcher within the first four years of your research career,
  • have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD), and
  • have not lived or carried out your main activity (work/study) in your host country for more than 12 months during the past three years.

You will also need to meet the host University’s eligibility requirmeents to enrol on a PhD degree, including English language requirements if English is not your first language.

Selection process

See the individual projects for details on the application process.

Additional comments

Find out more about the synBiocarb network, including all adademic and industrial partners and ESR projects.

Find out more about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie research and innovation scheme.

Map Information

Work location(s)
3 position(s) available at
The University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Leeds
2 position(s) available at
Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
Germany
Freiburg
2 position(s) available at
CERMAV – CNRS
France
Grenoble
2 position(s) available at
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Copenhagen
2 position(s) available at
Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology
Austria
Graz
2 position(s) available at
Institute of Chemistry – Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
Bratislava
1 position(s) available at
GLYcoDiag
France
Orleans
1 position(s) available at
EnGenes Biotech
Austria
Vienna

EURAXESS offer ID: 356323