Episeedlink Doctoral Network - 11 Phd Positions In Epigenetic Mechanisms Of Priming To Design...

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October 01, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: University Clermont-Auvergne
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 01/10/2022 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: France › Clermont-Ferrand
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/03/2023
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 101073476
  • The EpiSeedLink Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network is recruiting 11 PhD students!

    The EpiSeedLink consortium comprises 9 leading research teams across Europe (Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland) and two industrial stakeholders (Germany and Ireland).

    EpiSeedLink's mission is to train 11 predoctoral researchers in the epigenetic regulation of seed priming mechanisms and to translate scientific knowledge and skills into innovation and applications. Crop performance is threatened by climate change and hence EpiSeedLink focuses on training a new generation of scientists with a broad range of scientific and transferable (e.g. communication and entrepreneurship) skills to tackle main agricultural challenges, and to enhance their career perspectives in both academic and non- academic environments. Through its doctoral training programme, the network will provide international, multidisciplinary, and inter-sectorial training in experimental and computational biology, and will generate an in depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying ‘epigenome priming' at the genetic and molecular level. The programme combines the unique know-how of academic experts and seed companies in seed biology, crop breeding, epigenetics, biochemistry and biostimulants to synergise research and knowledge transfer between a model plant (Arabidopsis thaliana) and the premium crop oilseed rape (Brassica napus). EpiSeedLink will hence not only contribute to excellent research, but also address urgent societal and agricultural needs by contributing to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy and meeting climate targets.

    Benefits

    The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network Program offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. Each fellowship includes the following:

    - ~3400 €/month gross. This amount is different depending on the country of residence and depends on country- specific correction coefficients and tax.

    - The host organisation will appoint the candidate under an employment contract.

    - The host organisation will ensure that the researcher is covered under the social security scheme that is applied to employers within the respective country, or under a social security scheme that provides coverage for at least sickness and maternity benefits, invalidity and accidents at work and occupational diseases, and covers the researcher in every place at which Marie Skłodowska-Curie DN activities will take place. The exact conditions will differ per country.

    - To cover personal household, relocation and travel expenses, 600€/month gross will be paid to each candidate.

    - When applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances may also be provided.

    - The fellows will benefit from EpiSeedLink Training Programme designed to exploit the multidisciplinary skills of our network. To meet the challenges of the changing climate, excellent and creative scientists are required, skilled in high-end technologies, with broad expertise and able to translate scientific knowledge into innovation. EpiSeedLink will offer an international, multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial, custom developed training programme that promotes scientific excellence and exploits the expertise and infrastructure present in the consortium.

    Eligibility criteria

    Candidates can only apply for a position in a country different from the one they lived in for most of the time in the last three years. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers should 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 the reference date. Candidates should not have been awarded a doctoral degree yet.

    Selection process

    We will choose the candidates that fit best for the different projects in the following steps:

    - Eligibility check: our recruitment committee will select the eligible candidates based on the criteria listed under requirements.

    - Online interview: each eligible application will be assessed, and eligible candidates will be selected for an online interview. Based on the online interviews, candidates will be notified whether they have been selected for the face-to-face interview.

    - Face-to-face interviews: selected candidates will be invited for a 2-day interview event at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (Campus Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) at the beginning of November.

    Interviews will take place on 2nd and 3rd of November 2022

    Day 1 of the interview event will start with parallel sessions during which candidates are invited to give a 10-minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Day 1 will also include an introductory meeting and will end with a social program.

    Day 2 will consist of parallel sessions during which the candidates will have an interview with EpiSeedLink principal investigators.

    - Notification of the selection outcome. Within 2 weeks after the interviews, candidates will be offered a position or will be informed about the rejection decision.

    The evaluation and selection procedure will occur in a non-discriminatory manner, promoting equal opportunities and no discrimination against researchers in any way, including gender diversity or other intersectional factors. We strongly encourage women and other under-represented groups to apply.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // episeedlink.eu/

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Good

    Skills/Qualifications

    Master 2 degree in Biologie or equivalent

    Specific Requirements

    Candidates can only apply for a position in a country different from the one they lived in for most of the time in the last three years. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers should 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 the reference date. Candidates should not have been awarded a doctoral degree yet.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University Clermont-Auvergne
  • Department: Doctoral School of Basic Sciences - Doctoral School of Basic Sciences
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// uca.fr
  • E-Mail: aline.probst@uca.fr
  • Country: France
  • City: Clermont-Ferrand
  • Postal Code: 63001 cedex 1
  • Street: 49, bd François-Mitterrand CS 60032
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