The mission of NanoReMedi is to define a joint doctorate educational training model in Functional Nano-Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine.
The three years NanoReMedi-EJD stems from six Doctoral Courses/Schools at the six beneficiary institutions providing research and training in the field of nanoscience. All PhDs courses are accredited and evaluated on a regular basis by internal evaluation boards or external certified bodies.
Two secondments are planned for each ESR to acquire research or complementary training in nanomaterials that are not provided at the home institution.
The scientific approach proposed by NanoReMedi Consortium is strongly multidisciplinary and will involve a number of different state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies. Expected results are:
- Generate tissue engineered vascular grafts (VGs) to replace damaged peripheral arteries
- Study stem-cell based regenerative medicine for bone and cartilage repair
- Tackle implantation failure of engeneered tissues/scaffolds
- Admission to the programme is open to applicants who hold a 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS + 180 ECTS in a bachelor degree) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimum 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification), as required by the partner universities for admission to doctoral studies. Applicants are expected to achieve their degree within November 28th, 2022. They shall submit a certified copy of any degree achieved by the deadline of January 31st, 2023
- Requirements set by the Consortium concern master’s degree (or equivalent) graduates in the fields of computational chemistry, organic chemistry, materials chemistry, materials engineering, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology, biomedical engineering
- Applicants are required to be proficient in the English language (at least B2 level)
- Applicants should – at the time of recruitment – be in the first four years (full time equivalent research experience) of their research careers not yet have been awarded a doctorate. They must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before their recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account
NanoReMedi will adopt the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code) promoting open, merit-based and transparent recruitment and attractive working and employment conditions. The Recruitment board will pay special attention to respect gender balance. Fellowships will be conferred to the highest ranked PhD candidates selected to attend the three-year European Joint Doctorate Programme on the basis of the following criteria (in random order):
- scientific skills and research experience
- ability to collaborate and communicate
- career profile and potential for excellence
- expected impact of the proposed training on their career
- research project