13 PhD positions in MSCA Innovative Training Network in the area of Chronic Kidney Disease

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The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) STRATEGY-CKD-PhD Training Network on “System omics to unravel the gut-kidney axis in Chronic Kidney Disease" invites applications for the following full-time Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions, with a minimum duration of 36 months, starting between01/06/2020and 01/12/2020or depending on the national and international covid-19 regulations.

Open positions

Job topics

ESR1: Link between intestinally generated uraemic metabolites and proteins and gut microbiome profiles in CKD and proof-of-concept

Host: Ghent University (Belgium)

ESR2: Plasma peptidomics and metabolome analysis for the identification of mediators of gut-kidney axis

Host: University Hospital Aachen (Germany)

ESR3: Peptidomics

Host: Mosaiques (Germany)

ESR4: Integration of the gut microbiome and other different omic data sets by applying bioinformatics and system biology.

Host: University Hospital Heidelberg (Germany)

ESR5: Proteome analysis revealing the Gut-kidney axis

Host: Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (Greece)

ESR6: Association between uraemic toxins and the intestinal microbiome through bioinformatics and in vitro systems biology approaches

Host: VIB Leuven (Belgium)

ESR7: Impact of an altered microbiota on CKD progression

Host: Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jimenez Díaz (Spain)

ESR8: Role of hydrogen sulfide production by the intestinal microbiota in progression of CKD and in uraemia.

Host: University Vanvitelli (Naples, Italy)

ESR9: Structure and function of the intestinal barrier: Exploring the impact of uremia on colonic epithelial function

Host: KU Leuven (Belgium)

ESR11: Microbiome participation in CKD and CKD -MBD animal models.

Host: RD Nephrologie (France)

ESR12: Impact of microbiota on thrombotic risk during CKD.

Host: University D’Aix Marseille (France)

ESR13: Translational immunology with a strong focus on inflammation management. From ingredient towards proof-of-concept

Host: Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Several secondments to other partner institutes are planned.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must (at the time of recruitment) not have more than 4 years (full-time equivalent) research experience and not yet hold a PhD. Researchers can be of any nationality and are required to undertake trans-national mobility. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the country where the host is based for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to their employment.

Selection process

Applications must contain the following documents:

-a personal (motivation) letter and curriculum vitae,

-a copy of degree certificates and associated certificates,

-a transcript of records of the bachelor and master curriculum,

-a copy of degree projects and any previous publications,

-a proof of English language skills,

-two recommendation letters (or the names and email addresses of two references).


Advertisements for each ESR position are also published on https://www.strategy-ckd.eu/news-dissemination, on EURAXESS or the website of the host organisation. Please, refer to these advertisements for specific application details.


The application documents should be sent to euprojects@exelixisrm.com, with a clear reference in the title of the mail to the ESR position(s) you apply for. The mails need to be addressed to the STRATEGY-CKD recruitment coordinator: Professor Griet Glorieux, Ghent University.

Additional comments


Between 01/06/2020 and 01/12/2020 or depending on the national and international covid-19 regulations.

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