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International PhD Positions in Cell Signaling at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France, 2014

The Labex (Laboratory of Excellence) SIGNALIFE at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis is currently accepting applications for 20 available PhD positions. These 3-year PhD positions are available in the area of Cell Signaling in the school of Life Sciences and Health Doctoral School. The PhD position will start in September 2014. Applicants must hold or receive, before enrollment in the program (before September 15th, 2014), a university degree that qualifies them to enter a PhD. The application deadline is March 30, 2014.

Study Subject (s): SIGNALIFE involves the leading research laboratories of the area and supports 49 top-level research teams grouped around five major topics relating to cell signaling:
-Cellular architecture of signaling pathways
-Plasticity and Signaling
-Stress Signaling
-Signaling in aging and disease progression
-New principles in signaling and applications
Course Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD degree at University of Nice-Sophia (Life Sciences and Health Doctoral School).
Scholarship Provider: French Ministry of Research
Award can be taken at: France

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Eligibility: Candidates must have achieved academic excellence and be highly motivated to pursue a PhD project in one of the above research areas. Applicants must hold or receive, before enrollment in the program (before September 15th, 2014), a university degree that qualifies them to enter a PhD. A minimum of 6 months laboratory experience is essential.

Open for International Students: International students can apply for these PhD positions.

Description: The International SIGNALIFE PhD program of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis is currently accepting applications for twenty 3-year PhD positions to be started in September 2014. The Labex (Laboratory of Excellence) SIGNALIFE is a collaborative research program in Life Sciences at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis financed by the Excellence Initiative of the French Ministry of Research.

Number of award(s): 20 PhD positions in Cell Signaling are available.

Duration of award(s): Positions will be funded for three years.

What does it cover? The positions will provide:
-The arrival and installation of each student will be aided and accompanied by a dedicated PhD Program Officer, who will provide practical, administrative and scientific advices with respect to the institutions and local authorities (i.e. lodging, visa, social security, bank account, etc.).
-Studentship: The monthly salary will be 2020€ and provides social benefits. University tuition fees will be included. An installation allowance upon of 1700 € upon arrival will be given to each student. Free French classes will be provided for foreigners.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Selected applicants will meet the SIGNALIFE selection committee for an onsite interview and visit. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by SIGNALIFE. The selection committee will rank applicants at the end of the visit. Acceptance letters will be sent immediately to the top candidates, who will be asked to respond within 1 week. 

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 30, 2014.

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