Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, “PATHSENSE” – Training Network offers 13 PhD Fellowship positions to Understand and Exploit Mechanisms of Sensory Perception in Bacteria Co-ordinated by NUI Galway
Locations: Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.
About the project:
- The aim is to focus on understanding a highly sophisticated but poorly understood sensory organelle called the “stressosome”.
- The relationship between molecular structures and biological function is central to understanding any living system; however the research methodologies required to unravel these relationships are often complex and fast-changing.
- Structural Biology
- Proteomics & Protein Biochemistry
- Molecular Biology
- Bacterial Genetics
- Food Microbiology
- Mathematical Modeling
- Cell Biology
- Comparative Genomics
- Applicants, at the time of recruitment, must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. Applicants cannot already hold a PhD
- Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of appointment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment
- must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training. Non-native English speakers are required to provide evidence of English language competency before the appointment is made. An IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent, is the minimum requirement.
Benefits and salary
- Living Allowance: €3110/month
- mobility allowance: €600/month
- family allowance: €500/month (depending on family situation)
- opportunity to register for a PhD degree, scientific skills courses, transferable skills courses, active participation in workshops and conferences, and secondments to partner labs
How to apply:
- apply online
|Organization||National University of Ireland|
|Country||Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & UK|
|Subject areas||Biology, Life Sciences, Microbiology|
|Fellowship amount||Living Allowance €3110/month with other allowances|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||12th May 2017|
Horizon 2020, the Marie Curie Actions are called the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). This change better reflects the Polish roots of this extraordinary scientist who inspired and inspires the programme.
Awarding €6.16 billion in the period to 2020, the MSCA support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field (a “bottom-up” approach).
There are MSCA grants for all stages of a researcher’s career, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, which encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA will become the main EU programme for doctoral training, financing 25,000 PhDs.
Endowing researchers with new skills and a wider range of competences, while offering them attractive working conditions, is a crucial aspect of the MSCA. In addition to fostering mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors, especially business. Several MSCA initiatives promote the involvement of industry etc. in doctoral and post-doctoral research.
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