The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented PhD students to the Luminy campus. To do so, CENTURI will fund up to 10 PhD positions to start in 2021. 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.
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 2 host labs.
PhD students will be co-supervised by two or three supervisors from our community. Candidates can apply to a maximum of three projects.
Do not hesitate to contact the projects’ supervisors for more information.
Check out our projects: http://centuri-livingsystems.org/recruitment/
Applications must be submitted via the project’s application form and must be written in english.
Deadline for application: February 26, 2021
Duration: 3 years
On-site or video interviews: April 20 to April 22, 2021
Expected profile – selection criteria
Candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Academic achievements
- Past research experience (internships, master thesis)
- Interest to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
- Enthusiasm and communication skills
To apply please fill the form associated to each project. Applications must include the following documents, in English (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. Please note that an automatic email will be sent to them so that they can upload their recommendation letter. We invite you to contact them to make sure that they have received the notification email.
Who are we?
CENTURI brings together leading institutes in biology, physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering to decipher the complexity and dynamics of living systems. CENTURI offers an exceptional international environment for the development of interdisciplinary projects, in developmental biology, immunology and neurosciences.
CENTURI is mainly located on the Luminy campus of Aix-Marseille University and is affiliated to Aix- Marseille University, CNRS, INSERM and École Centrale Marseille.