27/05/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

H2020 - MSCA - ITN - BORGES - PhD grant position on EGOFET-based biosensors for detection of multiple sclerosis biomarkers in plasma

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    ChemistryBiochemistry
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    Medical sciences
    TechnologyBiotechnology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/06/2019 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Modena
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    411352-841943
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    813863

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Research grant position for 3 years on EGOFET-based biosensors for detection of multiple sclerosis biomarkers in plasma is available in University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie MSCA-ITN-ETN action BORGES (Biosensing with organic electronics).

The BORGES Project. The project aim is to train the next generation of R&D innovators in organic bioelectronics, with the aim of developing organic biosensors up to demonstration in an end-user significant context. Organic Bioelectronics is a fast-rising interdisciplinary field encompassing organic electronic devices that exhibit mixed electronic and ionic conductivity. These devices represent a truly unique communication bridge across the technology gap existing between the living systems and digital electronics. Biosensing is one of the most scientifically and industrially promising application of organic (bio)electronics. BORGES is will form young professionals that will be able to operate into this highly interdisciplinary field, acquiring expertise in designing, developing and implementing highly reliable organic bioelectronic sensors. More information on the project can be found at the project website 

The position - ESR13

Within the framework of BORGES, ESR13 will perform research aimed at the fabrication and demonstration of an electronic biosensor for the quantification of  biomarkers associated with onset and prognosis of multiple sclerosis in biological fluids, with a particular focus on neurofilaments and DAMPs.  The biosensors will be based on organic electronic devices with EGOT (Electrolyte Gated Organic Transistor) architecture. To this end, the candidate will functionalize the device interfaces with specific recognition elements and optimize the electronic transduction of the biorecognition events. The candidate will integrate data obtained with the electronic biosensor with those collected with other methods (e.g. flow cytometry) to identify correlations between different biomarkers and get insight into the mechanism of progression of the pathology. 

The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term (36-month contract) and enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia within the PhD program in Clinical and Experimental Medicine. The candidate will be expected to spend 4 Months at other consortium institutions as part of secondments.

Applications must be submitted only online by the final deadline of June 20, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. (local time) here. New users must register by selecting “Menu”, top right, and then “Registration”; those who have already registered should select “Menu”, top right, and then “Login” and proceed with the following steps: insert username and password, and then, select “Menu” – "Registered visitor area" > "Admission" > "Admission Procedure" > "PhD" > "Next" > "PhD Course" > "Next" > "Admission to PhD Course in CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE (CEM) - Selection 6 "EGOFET-based biosensors....".

The Call for admission, that can be found at the following link provides information specific to the admission applications in pages 4 to 8; the selective procedure for the three-year research grant on "EGOFET-based biosensors for detection of multiple sclerosis biomarkers in plasma" is described in the Call for admission text under section 1) (PhD Programme in Clinical and Experimental Medicine) at pages 16 to 21.

Candidates are welcome to ask for support with the application procedure by contacting segr.postlaurea@unimore.it or the Project Manager chiara.cavazzoni@unimore.it and by consulting the Guide for applicants to Ph.D. Programmes 

 

More Information

Eligibility criteria

The competition is open to any candidate, regardless of age or nationality, who on 20 June 2019, are in possession of Italian second level degree (laurea specialistica, under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale, under D.M. 207/04) or Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 509/99 or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, in accordance with the provisions in art. 2 of the Call for admission. The eligibility criteria for the MSCA-ITN program also apply:

- At the date of the signing of the research grant contract the researcher must be within the fourth year of his research career and must not have already obtained a doctoral degree.

- At the date of the signing of the research grant contract the researcher must not have stayed or carried out his main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the hosting organization (in Italy) for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years.

For full details on the eligibility criteria for this position, please refer to pages 17 -18 of the Call for admission.

 

Selection process

The selection procedure will be based on academic and research record and interview.

For full details on the selection process for this position, please refer to pages 16 to 21 of the Call for admission.

Additional comments

To submit their application, candidates can follow the guidelines described in the Guide for applicants to Ph.D. Programmes.

Informal inquiries and request for information on the research project are welcome and should be addressed to: carloaugusto.bortolotti@unimore.it or call the following phone number +390592058608.

Candidates can also ask for information on the administrative procedure for the selection by contacting the following e-mail address: segr.postlaurea@unimore.it

 

 

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

The candidate must demonstrate specific interest and commitment in performing research aimed at the fabrication and demonstration of organic bioelectronic devices to be used as biosensors.

Specific Requirements

Master degree in a subject relevant to the research project and previous research experience in fields related to the scope of the research grant will be positively evaluated and may be regarded as preferential criteria. A strong background in one of the following disciplines is preferable: biotechnology, chemistry, materials science/technology, biology, medicine.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Italy
Modena
41125
Via Campi 103

EURAXESS offer ID: 412022

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