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WHRI-Academy International Fellowship Programme, 2016

WHRI-ACADEMY is pleased to offer 175 new postdoctoral fellowships open to applicants from all over the world. The research areas include healthcare and life sciences.

The William Harvey International Translational Research Academy ( WHRI-ACADEMY) is a new mobility fellowship programme which aims to provide multidisciplinary projects to transnational researchers to help to maximise their career development opportunities in healthcare and life sciences.

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WHRI-ACADEMY is centrally managed at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI). WHRI is a world leading Pharmacological Centre with a vibrant, multidisciplinary scientific environment devoted to therapeutic innovation in cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammatory diseases.

WHRI-ACADEMY is an international programme and as the application is in English, candidates are expected to work in an international English-speaking environment.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: The research areas include healthcare and life sciences.

List of Subjects: The main research areas are:
-Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry: the research area 1 encompasses molecular synthesis, modification and interaction, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, metabolism, and signal transduction.
-Physiology, Pathophysiology, including Cardiovascular disease and Endocrinology: the research area 2 encompasses organ physiology, pathophysiology, endocrinology, metabolism, ageing, tumorigenesis, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome.
-Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: the research area 3 encompasses molecular and population genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, biological modelling and simulation, systems biology, and genetic epidemiology.
-Cellular and Developmental Biology: the research area 4 encompasses cell biology, cell physiology, signal transduction, organogenesis, developmental genetics, and stem cell biology.
-Neurosciences and Neural Disorders: the research area 5 encompasses neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuroimaging, systems neuroscience, and neurological and psychiatric disorders.
-Immunity and Infection: the research area 6 encompasses the immune system and related disorders, infectious agents and diseases, and prevention and treatment of infection.
-Diagnostic Tools, Therapies and Public Health: the research area 7 encompasses aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of disease, public health, epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical medicine, regenerative medicine, and medical ethics.

Award: Fellows will receive a Living allowance. The Living Allowance will depend on the experience of the selected fellow. The Host Organisations are allowed to use their own salary scales to support the costs for the fellows’ salary costs. Within WHRI-ACADEMY, the fellows must benefit of 1 875 EUR/year as mobility/travel allowance. This allowance refers to relocation and mobility cost of the fellows. it does not take into consideration family status of the applicant. Furthermore, the fellows must benefit of 18 750 EUR/year as contribution to the research costs. This allowance refers to those eligible direct costs related to the research project such as consumables, travel and subsistence for attendance to scientific events, publications, material for the dissemination and communication of the research project, salaries of a person (i.e.: PhD student) assisting the fellow, etc. Please note that the EU contribution per fellow/year is 37 250 EUR and it shall correspond to up to 40% of the annual fellowship costs.

Award can be taken at: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Singapore

Eligibility: The WHRI-ACADEMY applicants must:
1. To comply with the EU FP7 definition of “transnational mobility”
Incoming- For non-residents of the host organization country.
Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Host Organization country for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the application deadline.
Outgoing-Mobility is from a EU Member States or Associated Countries to a Third Countries, with a preferably return phase to either an EU Member States or Associated Countries.
Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Host Organization country for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the application deadline.
Reintegration- For EU Member State or Associated Country nationals that have carried out research in a Third Country for at least 3 years.
Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the host institution country for more than 12 months in the years 3 years prior to submission deadline.
2. To comply with the EU FP7 definition of “experienced researcher”, the candidate must, at the time of the recruitment by the Host Organization, either:
a) be in possession of a doctoral degree; or
b) have at least four years of research experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a university diploma giving him/her access to doctoral studies either in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided.
Candidates who are about to receive their doctoral degree are eligible to apply but they need to have their PhD degree by the day they receive the offer (indicatively 3 months after the application deadline).

Nationality: WHRI-ACADEMY is open to applicants from all over the world.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Typical candidates hold a PhD title. However, candidates with at least four years (full-time equivalent) of research experience since gaining a university diploma giving him/her access to doctoral studies in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained can also apply.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: WHRI-ACADEMY is an international programme and as the application is in English, candidates are expected to work in an international English-speaking environment.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Supporting Material: Please send applicants, along to the other compulsory documents (CV, Research Project, Budget, Letter of Commitment) to the following email: x.sandin-at-qmul.ac.uk. Every section of the application form needs to be filled. No other document (such as certificate of the academic background, passport, etc.) is needed in the deadline for submission of proposals.

How to Apply:
Step 1 – Expressions of Interest: Please note that the Expressions of Interest (EOI) must be made. Applicants can download the Initial Expressions of Interest form here. If the planned Host Organization is happy to accept applicants as a candidate for a WHRI-ACADEMY Fellowship, Applicants shall send it to: x.sandin-at-qmul.ac.uk. Only if their EOI is approved by those Scientist-in-Charge, applicants can start completing the application form and working on their full project proposal.
Step 2 – Full Proposal: Please note that only if applicant’s EOI is approved by their Scientist-in-Charge, applicants can start completing the application form and working on their full project proposal.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications is 12 of July 2016.

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