19/12/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

10 PhD student positions in "Novel vaccine vectors to resist pathogen challenge" – VacPath


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Utrecth University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    25/01/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812985

 

VacPath is an EU funded project aiming to develop novel vector-based vaccines eliciting mucosal immunity against the intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The network joins five academic European research groups and two SMEs within The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy. PhD students will be appointed at one of these locations and receive additional training through courses and secondments at network partners.

In this project, you will be educated in the diverse aspects of vaccine development, from fundamental research to valorization of results. You will design and construct innovative and safe virus-, bacterium-, or plasmid-based vector vaccines inducing both cellular and humoral immunity, evaluate their immunogenicity and unravel the mechanisms underlying their functioning to further optimize vaccine design.

Your responsibilities will include the design and execution of experiments based on leads from a previous project, communication with network partners, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. You will have the opportunity to work in different European laboratories and get a taste of different research cultures.

The position will be hosted at the following istitutions:

 University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Project Title: Arenavirus-based vaccine vectors to enhance T cell and antibody responses in homologous and heterologous prime – boost vaccination

H. H. Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Project Title: Approaches to optimise MVA-based vaccines and to enhance MVA-mediated T cell response

 Abera Bioscience, Stockholm, Sweden

Project Title: Production of S. typhimurium-based vaccine vectors for mucosal immunisation

University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Project Title: Recombinant S. gordonii to modulate host immune responses

 Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Project Title: Strategies to enhance the immunogenicity of vectored vaccines

 Microbiotec, Siena, Italy

Project Title: Transcriptome analysis to profile vaccine-induced immune responses

Staten Serum institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Project Title: Novel vaccine technologies to protect against genital C. trachomatis infections

 

Network partners

Benefits

 

 

Please visit the EU MSCA website for further information. The ESRs will be enrolled in a vibrant PhD programme of leading academic and industrial researchers. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all ESRs will benefit from a dedicated training programme comprising an integrated curriculum of local and intensive network courses, schools, workshops and engagement with cutting-edge research.

 

Selection process

Fill the application form and send it with your CV and motivation letter to vacpath@sclavo.org. For more information please visit the website http://sclavo.org 

Application deadline 25th of January 2019.

In case your application will be selected we will contact you to organize a Skype interview.

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Cell Biology, Microbiology, Virology Biochemistry, Immunology or Pharmaceutical Sciences;
  • Expertise in molecular biological, biochemical, pharmaceutical formulation and/or immunological techniques;
  • Ability to think critically and creatively.

Specific Requirements

In addition, ESR are obliged to adhere to the MSCA ITN-mobility rules associated with ITN, requiring not to have lived for over 12 months, within the last three years, within the country of the hosting institution. ESR further must be in the first four years of their research career and not yet have a doctoral degree.

Map Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Siena
Italy
Siena
2 position(s) available at
 University of Basel
Switzerland
Basel
2 position(s) available at
H. H. Universität Düsseldorf
Germany
Düsseldorf
1 position(s) available at
 Abera Bioscience
Sweden
Stockholm
2 position(s) available at
 Utrecht University
Netherlands
Utrecht
1 position(s) available at
 Microbiotec
Italy
Siena
1 position(s) available at
 Staten Serum institute
Denmark
Copenhagen

EURAXESS offer ID: 365033