23/09/2020
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15 PhD positions as part of the ETN VIROINF (Horizon 2020 MSCA)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    VIROINF H2020 MSCA-ITN Project
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Computer science
    Medical sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/10/2020 15:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ITN VIROINF
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    955974

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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.

List of available PhD / ESR positions (+ host institutions, supervisors)

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Benefits

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.

Eligibility criteria

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.

Selection process

In order to apply, please send an email to viroinf@uni-jena.de.

 

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.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

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).

    Work location(s)
    1 position(s) available at
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    Germany
    Jena
    07743
    Leutragraben 1
    1 position(s) available at
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    France
    Strasbourg
    67084
    2, Allée Konrad Roentgen
    1 position(s) available at
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
    Switzerland
    Basel
    4058
    Mattenstrasse 26
    1 position(s) available at
    Free University of Berlin
    Germany
    Berlin
    12205
    Unter den Eichen 87
    1 position(s) available at
    Helmholtz Zentrum München
    Germany
    Neuherberg
    85764
    Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
    1 position(s) available at
    Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg
    Germany
    Würzburg
    97078
    Versbacher Straße 7
    1 position(s) available at
    University of Zurich
    Switzerland
    Zürich
    8008
    Forchstrasse 340
    1 position(s) available at
    Robert Koch Institute
    Germany
    Berlin
    13353
    Nordufer 20
    1 position(s) available at
    Radboud University Medical Center
    Netherlands
    Nijmegen
    6525
    Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10
    1 position(s) available at
    University of Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    Glasgow
    G61 1QH
    464 Bearsden Road
    1 position(s) available at
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Belgium
    Leuven
    3000
    Herestraat 49
    1 position(s) available at
    University Medicine Greifswald
    Germany
    Greifswald
    17475
    Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 8
    1 position(s) available at
    Utrecht University
    Netherlands
    Utrecht
    3584 CH
    Padualaan 8
    1 position(s) available at
    University of Vienna
    Austria
    Vienna
    1090
    Althanstrasse 14
    1 position(s) available at
    Weizmann Institute of Science
    Israel
    Rehovot
    76100
    Herzl St 234

    EURAXESS offer ID: 561211

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