Positions for two doctoral students are available at Biomedcode under European FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks aDDRess (http://www.itn-address.gr/) and CodeAge (http://www.itn-codeage.eu/). The projects aim at understanding the role of DNA repair and damage response mechanisms in disease and aging using mouse models. Specifically, one project will focus on the identification of novel inflammatory biomarkers in NER progeria, while the second will deal with comprehensive immunophenotyping of progeroid animal models. Positions are for 36 months and available immediately.
The projects offer very competitive remuneration and the opportunity to perform research in a highly dynamic R&D environment, in the context of a comprehensive training program that combines top-level, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research ranging from basic molecular mechanisms and ‘omics’ level understanding to translational research and clinical applications.
Successful candidates should have a post-graduate degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in Life Sciences or related fields with specialisation preferably in molecular biology or immunology, and at least 2 years of laboratory experience in an academic or biotech/pharmaceutical setting (including Master's thesis if it includes bench work). Experience with animal handling, pharmacology, immunology, gene expression studies, or histopathology will be considered an asset. Excellent oral and writing skills in English are also required.
Specific Marie-Curie requirements:
Candidates must be in the first four years of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. At the time of recruitment candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Greece for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
Candidates should email a cover letter outlining their interests, motivation and areas of expertise (maximum 1 page long) together with a detailed curriculum vitae including contact information of two or more referees to email@example.com . Please send a single pdf file with all of the above information, named with your last and first name (e.g. ObamaBarack.pdf)
Deadline for Applications: January 1, 2013.