RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONNetherlands › Nijmegen
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE15/01/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER813490
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
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:
- Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Prof. Frans Cremers)
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.
- 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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELBiological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
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.
EURAXESS offer ID: 467487
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