jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2016

[OFER-TRABEC] NAC: 15 PhD Fellowship positions

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Institución:IIBm (CSIC-UAM)
Contacto correo-e:mpmonsalve@iib.uam.es
15 PhD Fellowship positions available in the
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Innovative Training Network "TREATMENT" (H2020-MSCA-ITN -721236)
European Training Network: Metabolic Dysfunctions associated with Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia

Located in
Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Israel, Ireland, and Slovenia.

Project background and goal: TREATMENT is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network proposal directly addressing the need for high-level training and career paths in risk evaluation of drug induced metabolic dysfunctions, a relevant aspect, so far unexplored by traditional toxicology studies, but urgently needed to challenge current severe limitations of health care interventions in mental disorders. These patients require life-long medications that subsequently trigger metabolic diseases with a strong negative impact on their health and well-being. To achieve this, and improve adherence to treatments, we will evaluate how short-term antipsychotic drug responses impact long-term metabolic control to identify and validate biomarkers with clinically predictive value for targeting drug induced metabolic dysfunctions. This effort will have added commercial value by enabling the design of predictive marker kits for testing adverse secondary metabolic effects of drugs to
be used in pharmacological and medical practice. TREATMENT will provide multidisciplinary knowledge, capabilities and tools to implement this ambitious strategy by the training of young scientists in a program that combines pharmacology, metabolism and mental health research with strategies for product and tool design and validation. Our ultimate goal is to empower the intersectorial and trans-national employability of young scientists across academic, public and private sectors to foster the development and implementation of personalized medicine tools that will provide effective treatment regimens for life long health-care interventions and decrease the risk for development of chronic metabolic diseases.

Career Stage
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) or 0-4 yrs. (Post Graduate)
Qualifications required for entry into the PhD program in each partners country can be found on each partners website or by contacting the partner by email (see links in the project descriptions section). Completion of a Master Programme is not required for application but, the applicants should have a Master degree granted before the 30th of September, 2017.

Benefits and salary
The MSCA programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment [Living Allowance = 3110 €/month (correction factor to be applied per country) + mobility allowance = 600 €/month. Researcher's may also qualify for a family allowance of 500 €/month depending on the family situation].
In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes scientific skills courses, transferable skills courses, as well as active participation in workshops and conferences and the opportunity to go on secondments to partner labs.

Applicants need to fully comply with the three eligibility criteria:
1) Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. Please note applicants cannot already hold a PhD.
2) Conditions of international mobility of researchers: 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 selection 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. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
3) English language: Network fellows (ESRs) 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.

Información complementaria de la oferta:
Eligible applications will be forwarded to the relevant partners in charge of each project and each partner will shortlist their applicants and conduct interviews from mid-April to mid-May. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by end of May 2017 (timelines may vary a little between partners). Successful applicants will need to prove that they are eligible (three aspects: respect ESR definition, mobility criteria, and English language proficiency). The selected ESRs are expected to start May-Sep. 2017.

Contact: itn-treatment@listas.iib.uam.es

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