28/11/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

1 PhD position in vision research


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Radboudumc
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Nijmegen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    15/01/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    StarT-813490
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    813490

1 PhD position

available in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) on Training researchers to Diagnose, Understand and Treat Stargardt Disease, a Frequent Inherited Blinding Disorder

 (StarT)

Eye diseases are among the most common inherited human disorders. Around one third of the known genetic defects or syndromes involve the eye. Vision research has often blazed a trail for many disciplines to follow, giving a lead in omics, genome editing, stem cell biology, animal models of disease, and the development of novel therapeutic approaches such as gene therapy.

StarT creates an interdisciplinary and intersectorial European training network focusing on different aspects of autosomal recessive Stargardt disease (STGD1), a frequent inherited blinding disorder that affects an estimated 925,000 persons worldwide, representing more than one‐third of all inherited retinal disorders. StarT research aims to uncover the regulation of its disease gene ABCA4 and its missing heritability, in order to develop novel treatments.

The Early‐Stage Researcher will perform cutting edge research using innovative and interdisciplinary approaches: (functional) genomics and transcriptomics, bio‐informatics, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, generation of stem cell and animal disease models and design of new treatments.

Position available at:

 

Benefits

We offer an international and innovative research and training programme in the field of vision research. You will be embedded in a consortium of experts from various sectors and will have access to state-of-the art technologies and infrastructure. Next to your own research project, you will be offered training in presentation, grant writing, entrepreneurship, knowledge exploitation, fundraising and job application skills, amongst others.

The anticipated start date of employment is 15 January 2020 and is to be agreed with the supervisor. You will receive an attractive salary including mobility allowance and family allowance (if applicable) as laid down in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Work Programme 2018-2020. 

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when a degree was obtained that formally entitiles to embark on a doctorate until the start date of employment.
  • The applicant is willing to move to the country of the host institution of interest.
  • Applicants should not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately before the start date of employment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

You are proficient in written and spoken English.

You have the requested skills and experience for the PhD project of interest

Selection process

How to apply:

Applicants should submit

  • a personal statement explaining their motivation and project interest and the contact details of 2 academic referees
  • a CV (EU format attached; other formats are NOT accepted)

Please send these documents via email to simone.dusseljee@radboudumc.nl

Deadline: December 15, 2019, after which we will review applications and interview candidates.

PLEASE NOTE that applications that do not meet these requirements WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Selection process:

After the closing of the application procedure, the local supervisors will evaluate the applications and select candidates for a face-to-face or video interview based on relevant education, scientific skills and experience, motivation and reference letters. Candidates will be asked to give a presentation during the interview. The supervisors will make a final ranking of preferred candidates for their PhD project after the interviews.

Additional comments

More information

For more information on the application process and to download the required documents, please visit https://www.startn.eu/ or email simone.dusseljee@radboudumc.n

PhD position for a period of 29 months (fellowships for Early Stage Researchers / ESR) with the intention for extension to complete PhD training on additional funding from other sources.

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

Master degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences or medical sciences

 

Information on your research experience, related to your motivation to apply, must be included with your personal statement.

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Radboudumc
Netherlands
Nijmegen
6525GA
Geert Grooteplein 10

EURAXESS offer ID: 467487

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