The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented PhD students to the Luminy campus (Marseille, France) and will fund up to 12 PhD fellowships to start in 2019, for three years. PhD students will work in an interdisciplinary life science environment, and have backgrounds in any of the following fields: cell or developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology, biophysics, theoretical physics, computer science, bioinformatics, applied mathematics, engineering. PhD projects must involve at least two research groups from different disciplines, to foster collaborations and interdisciplinarity.
Candidates can either apply to one of the advertised CENTURI projects or submit their own project, providing that they meet the application criteria and that their application is supported by at least one host lab.
Expected profile – selection criteria
Candidates must have, or expect to obtain a Master’s degree in biology, computer science, computational biology, mathematics, physics or engineering. Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Academic achievements
- Past research experience (internships)
- Ability to work on a collaborative research project
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
- Enthusiasm and communication skills
To see the list of PHD projects and to apply, please visit: http://centuri-livingsystems.org/recruitment
PhD duration: 3 years
Deadline for application: February 15, 2019
Interviews in Marseille (pre-selected candidates only): April 23 – 26, 2019
How to apply:
Students are required to apply on CENTURI’s website. Applications must include the following documents (compiled into a single PDF file):
- cover letter
- transcript of your MSc’s grades (M1 and M2 if available)
2 letters of recommendation must also be sent by your references at firstname.lastname@example.org.