Targeted Anti-Cancer Therapies (TACT): 11 PhD positions 1509 views

TACT (Targeted Anti-Cancer Therapies) is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Commission under the ‘Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme’ and the ‘Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions’ that aims at developing the next generations of treatments against cancer. With a 3.1 M€ funding, TACT ambitions to train 11 PhD students in the development of state-of-the-art targeted anti-cancer therapeutics

Research projects:
  1. Synthetic Chemistry: Use of multicomponent reactions as a site-specific method in bioconjugation. University of Strasbourg – France
  2. Synthetic Chemistry: Traceless linkers for specific lysosomal release of native drugs. University of Strasbourg – France
  3. Mass Spectrometry: New MS-based approaches for Protein-Drug Conjugates characterization at intact & middle- levels. CNRS – France
  4. Synthetic Chemistry: Site-specific antibody conjugation based on enzymatic modification–click chemistry. University of Wageningen – Netherlands
  5. 5 & 6 Nanomedicine: Development of novel antibody-nanoparticles conjugates. Queen’s University Belfast – United Kingdom
  6. Nanomedicine: Application of protein-drug conjugates for the treatment of cancer. Queen’s University Belfast – United Kingdom
  7. Chemical Biology: Development of anticalin-drug conjugates (AcDC) as innovative cancer therapies. Technical University of Munich – Germany
  8. Chemical Biology: Development of technologies for the next generation protein-drug conjugates (PDC) with improved stability and selectivity. Almac Discovery – United Kingdom
  9. Synthetic Chemistry: Selective targeted delivery of complementary toxic drug combinations to cancer cells through the formation of next-generation antibody dual-drug conjugates. University College London – United Kingdom
  10. Chemical Biology: In-vivo drug inactivation of amanitin and protein-amanitin conjugates. Heidelberg Pharma – Germany
  11. Synthetic Chemistry: Synthesis of new anti-cancer drugs via bioisostere strategy. SpiroChem AG – Switzerland


  • Students in various fields at the interface of chemistry, biology and analytical chemistry are eligible to apply. The projects shall start in October, 1st 2020.
  • The candidates will have to possess a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and be willing to take part in various communication activities towards non-scientific public.
  • Applicants will have to be fluent in English, possess a high degree of self-organisation and be able to work collaboratively.
  • Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. studies) in the country of their potential future host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.


Applications must be sent by e-mail directly to the personal investigators concerned before including:

  • a one-page CV
  • a motivation letter
  • transcripts of undergraduate studies
  • contacts of two references
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Country France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Chemistry, Biology, Analytical Chemistry
Fellowship amount As per the norms
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1st June 2020
Company Information
  • Total Jobs 93 Jobs
  • Address Europe
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