ORGANISATION/COMPANYVIROINF H2020 MSCA-ITN Project
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciencesComputer scienceMedical sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE21/10/2020 15:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONMultiple locations, see work locations below.
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/02/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
REFERENCE NUMBERITN VIROINF
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER955974
We are pleased to announce the opening of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions to carry out PhD thesis in virology and bioinformatics within the VIROINF (Understanding (harmful) virus-host interactions by linking virology and bioinformatics) project. VIROINF is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA).
VIROINF investigates the interactions between viruses and their hosts, thus contributing to a broader understanding of the ecology and evolution of viruses in the context of their hosts. Through the unique combination of virology and bioinformatics, we expect to better understand, treat and control viral diseases in interaction with the host. VIROINF goes beyond bioinformatics developments as well as the traditional framework of virology research in that all work packages are handled by pairs of researchers, consisting of a virologist and a bioinformatician. In addition, each ESR will work closely together with at least one other project of the other research area.
The project VIROINF will recruit 15 ESRs in fifteen institutes of the eight countries (Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Israel) that form the network. In addition, twelve partner institutions (including industry partners) will provide obligatory secondments for the ESRs.
You will get a very attractive salary plus an allowances package in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) rules and the personal circumstances of the applicant. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on the Country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). For further information please visit the EU MSCA website.
European and non-European students are invited to apply to any of the fifteen fellowships.
To be eligible, the candidate:
- must be in the first four years of her/his research career. Candidates should ideally possess a Master’s degree in a relevant academic field or a degree that allows them to embark in a PhD (applications from candidates who already possess a doctoral degree cannot be considered).
- must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, ect.) in the country of the institution that recruits the student for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
- must be willing to spend a prolonged time in another institute/country of the network during the PhD thesis period.
Please check the the full description of eligibility criteria in the Information Note for ITN Fellows.
In order to apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mail subject has to be VIROINF ESR X (X being the number of the project). Please include a letter of interest, a CV and at least one recommendation letter as one pdf file (max file size 5 MB).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some host institutions require additional submission of the application documents via the host’s submission system.
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
Candidates should ideally possess a Master’s degree in a relevant academic field (Bioinformatics or Virology or closely related) or a degree that allows them to embark in a PhD.
Must have great interest and be willing to work at the interphase of the two disciplines (Bioinformatics and Virology).
EURAXESS offer ID: 561211
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