Institut Curie is recruiting 8 PhD students through its new international program called EuReCa. This program is funded by the European Commission’s MSCA COFUND scheme.
The program provides PhD international students with a 3-year full-time doctoral contract, a high level interdisciplinary, inter-sectorial, and international training with personalized career development plans including coaching, training, secondments and mentoring.
Golden opportunity for international students.
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Founded in 1909, Institut Curie is a private non-profit foundation operating a research centre is located in Paris, France. It has three missions research, teaching and treating cancer.
Why choose Institut Curie? This institute provides world-class research and training for international students. Here students can acquire research skills, enabling them to deepen their understanding of academic subjects in cancer research.
Application Deadline: January 21, 2020
- Organization: Institut Curie
- Department: NA
- Course Level: PhD
- Award: Varies
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: 8
- Nationality: Domestic and International
- The award can be taken in France
- Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from around the world.
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded for the 8 shortlisted candidates.
- Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Applicants must be in possession of a European master degree or equivalent master’s degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
- Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree at the call deadline.
- Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.
- Open positions
Project 1 – Mechanism of Caveolin-assisted transport and enrichment of sphingomyelin in the plasma membrane
Thesis supervisor(s): Patricia Bassereau and amp; Christophe Lamaze
Research group: Membranes and Cellular Functions
Project 2 – Unraveling the architecture of human centromeres and its impact on the (epi)genetic mechanisms of centromere specification, immune response and in maintaining chromosome integrity
Thesis supervisor(s): Daniele Fachinetti
Research group: Molecular Mechanisms of Chromosome Dynamics
Project 3 – A synthetic platform for siRNA delivery
Thesis supervisor(s): Ludger Johannes
Research group: Endocytic Trafficking and Intracellular Delivery
Project 4 – Molecular architecture of endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane contact site by cryo-electron tomography
Thesis supervisor(s): Daniel Lévy and Manuela Dezi
Research group: Molecular Microscopy of Membranes
Project 5 – From patients to ex vivo modelling of tumour ecosystems: the role of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts in breast cancer response to chemotherapy
Thesis supervisor(s): Maria-Carla Parrini and Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou
Research group: Stress and Cancer
Project 6 – ‘What big eyes you have’: a systems biology approach to the developmental mechanisms of eye size variation
Thesis supervisor(s): Ariane Ramaekers
Research group: Epigenetic Plasticity and Polarity of the Embryo
Project 7 – Targeting cancer-associated fibroblasts to increase T cell infiltration and tumor cell killing in non-small cell lung cancer
Thesis supervisor(s): Hélène Salmon
Research group: Stroma and Immunity
Project 8 – The RNA-binding activity of glycolytic enzymes in melanoma
Thesis supervisor(s): Stéphan Vagner
Research group: RNA Biology, Signaling and Cancer
How to Apply:
Candidates have to complete an online form in English in time via the web-based application portal.
Institut Curie will provide accommodation, food and reimburse travel expenses (economy fare) for the candidates invited during the 2nd selection round, the interview session in Paris from May 27 to 29, 2020.