27/09/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

9 PhD positions available-Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    “Bio-Inspired and Bionic Materials for Enhanced Photosynthesis” (BEEP) H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-860125
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Chemistry
    Pharmacological sciences
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860125

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-860125) “Bio-Inspired and Bionic Materials for Enhanced Photosynthesis” (BEEP) invites applications for 9 early-stage researcher (ESR) positions, available with a starting date in the period Feb 1st –May 1st 2020 for a period of three years. The network unites 9 beneficiaries and 8 partner organisations from both the academic and industrial sectors from 6 countries (United Kingdom, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, USA). More information about the network can be found at http://beep-itn.eu/

The BEEP project provides research and training opportunities for early-stage researchers in the field of bio-mimetic approaches for light management.  Scientifically, BEEP aims to i) unravel the fundamental strategies of light management in macroalgae, corals with symbiotic microalgae and bacteria, as well as sea-slugs with sequestered chloroplasts, and ii) to apply such knowledge for creating novel artificial and bionic photosynthetic systems.

Research within the network encompasses a number of disciplines ranging from organic, inorganic, physical chemistry to the material and biological sciences. In addition, inter-sectorial collaboration is promoted through short- and long-term secondments between academic and non-academic participants. The aim of the research programme is to provide the ESRs with the practical skills and knowledge so that they can perform top-level research, both in the academic and non-academic sectors. The network-wide training programme consists of workshops and schools. It has been specifically designed to equip the researchers with a balance of research-related and transferable skills, which will enhance their career perspectives. The ESRs will also have the opportunity to enrol for a PhD.

We are looking for highly motivated researchers with an excellent academic background in Chemistry, Material Science, Biology and Physics.

Applicants must at the time of recruitment:

1) Have a BSc and a MSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or a related discipline

2) Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers

3) Have not been awarded a doctoral degree

4) Have not resided in the country of the host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the last 3 years

Description of Projects:

  • ESR1 (University of Cambridge, UK): Understanding Light management in Marine organisms. Supervisor: Dr. Silvia Vignolini
  • ESR2 (Université de Nantes, FR): ESR to: Diatom biophotonics in hydrogels and natural microphytobenthic communities, effect of biofilm structure. Supervisor: Dr. Bruno Jesus
  • ESR3 (Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Milano, IT): Photosynthetic processes in algae via time-resolved spectroscopy. Supervisor: Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani
  • ESR4 (The Natural History Museum London, UK): Light management strategies in seaweeds. Supervisor: Prof. Juliet Brodie
  • ESR5 (University College London, UK): Exploitation of bio-inspired light-management strategies. Supervisor: Prof. Franco Cacialli
  • ESR6 (University of Strasbourg, FR): Bio-inspired breathing hydrogels for self-sustaining bio-photoreactors. Supervisor: Prof. Luisa De Cola
  • ESR7 (University of Bari, IT): Synthetic strategies for Bionic Diatoms. Supervisor: Prof. Gianluca Farinola
  • ESR8 (Hoekmine BV, Utrecht NL): The photonic applications of structural colour from natural and genetically engineered bacteria. Supervisor: Dr. Colin Ingham
  • ESR9 (University of Copenhagen, DK): The role of fluorescent host pigments for photosynthesis and optics in corals. Supervisor: Prof. Michael Kühl

Application procedure:

Interested candidates should send an application containing:

  1. A short 1-2 page CV
  2. A letter of motivation stating clearly which position (ESRX) and/or project title the candidate is interested in
  3. Names and contact  details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation

The complete application must be sent by email directly to i) the desigated supervisor of the project that you are interested in, ii) the network coordinator Dr.  Silvia Vignolini  (SVignoliniAdmin@ch.cam.ac.uk), and iii) to Prof. Luisa De Cola (decola@unistra.fr) by December 1st, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a recruitment workshop to be held in Cambridge/London, UK on January 27-28.

Selection process

Interested candidates should send an application containing:

  1. A short 1-2 page CV
  2. A letter of motivation stating clearly which position (ESRX) and/or project title the candidate is interested in
  3. Names and contact  details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation

The complete application must be sent by email directly to i) the desigated supervisor of the project that you are interested in, ii) the network coordinator Dr.  Silvia Vignolini  (SVignoliniAdmin@ch.cam.ac.uk), and iii) to Prof. Luisa De Cola (decola@unistra.fr) by December 1st, 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a recruitment workshop to be held in Cambridge/London, UK on January 27-28.

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Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants must at the time of recruitment:

1) Have a BSc and a MSc or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or a related discipline

2) Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers

3) Have not been awarded a doctoral degree

4) Have not resided in the country of the host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the last 3 years

 

    Specific Requirements

    Description of Projects:

    • ESR1 (University of Cambridge, UK): Understanding Light management in Marine organisms. Supervisor: Dr. Silvia Vignolini
    • ESR2 (Université de Nantes, FR): ESR to: Diatom biophotonics in hydrogels and natural microphytobenthic communities, effect of biofilm structure. Supervisor: Dr. Bruno Jesus
    • ESR3 (Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Milano, IT): Photosynthetic processes in algae via time-resolved spectroscopy. Supervisor: Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani
    • ESR4 (The Natural History Museum London, UK): Light management strategies in seaweeds. Supervisor: Prof. Juliet Brodie
    • ESR5 (University College London, UK): Exploitation of bio-inspired light-management strategies. Supervisor: Prof. Franco Cacialli
    • ESR6 (University of Strasbourg, FR): Bio-inspired breathing hydrogels for self-sustaining bio-photoreactors. Supervisor: Prof. Luisa De Cola
    • ESR7 (University of Bari, IT): Synthetic strategies for Bionic Diatoms. Supervisor: Prof. Gianluca Farinola
    • ESR8 (Hoekmine BV, Utrecht NL): The photonic applications of structural colour from natural and genetically engineered bacteria. Supervisor: Dr. Colin Ingham
    • ESR9 (University of Copenhagen, DK): The role of fluorescent host pigments for photosynthesis and optics in corals. Supervisor: Prof. Michael Kühl

    Map Information

    Work location(s)
    1 position(s) available at
    University of Cambridge
    United Kingdom
    Cambridge
    1 position(s) available at
    Université de Nantes
    France
    Nantes
    1 position(s) available at
    Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
    Italy
    Milano
    1 position(s) available at
    The Natural History Museum London
    United Kingdom
    London
    1 position(s) available at
    University College London
    United Kingdom
    London
    1 position(s) available at
    University of Strasbourg
    France
    Strasbourg
    1 position(s) available at
    University of Bari
    Italy
    Bari
    1 position(s) available at
    Hoekmine BV
    Netherlands
    Utrecht
    1 position(s) available at
    University of Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Copenhagen

    EURAXESS offer ID: 449817

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