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5 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Ph.D Fellowships in Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Posted by , on 28 January 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

NEUcrest is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme. The neural crest is an essential stem cell population of the vertebrate embryos. The project focuses on integrating academic, clinical and industrial research for a better understanding of neural crest development and neural crest related diseases. The NEUcrest network comprises 20 partners in academia, industry and hospitals from seven European countries.

Projects are available in the following labs and companies.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one project if they are interested. Please note some different deadlines apply:

ESR 5, ESR 6 supervised by Grant Wheeler (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

ESR 5: Modelling Neurocristopathies in Xenopus, mechanisms and drug screening

ESR 6: miRNA regulation of neural crest development


ESR 7, ESR 8 supervised by Gerhard Schlosser (University of Galway, Ireland)

ESR 7: Neural crest specification: elucidating the early origin of neural crest hypoplasia

ESR 8: Role of Sox9/Sox10 in syndromic neurocristopathies


ESR 13 supervised by Carmit Levy (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

ESR13: Tissue environment and melanocyte differentiation: role of the adipocytes

Training for transverse skills in outreach and industrial managements are deeply embedded in the programme. The NEUcrest ITN and PhD project is due to start in January 2020. Studentships can start anytime from 1 January to 1 April 2020. Candidate Specification: First degree or Masters in Biological Sciences, Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology. Mobility requirement: EU applicants are eligible to apply to all positions, non-EU applicants are eligible to a subset of the positions. Applicants must not have been based in the country of desired Ph.D. position for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to recruitment.

NEUcrest Partners_____________________________________________________________________

Please note that in order to demonstrate fair equal recruitment and to provide statistical data on the recruitment for MSCA program NEUcrest management team may retain the following personal data of all applicants: full name, gender, nationality, copy of the CV.

The data will be preserved in the internal repository of Institut Curie till maximum up to 5 years after the termination of the NEUcrest grant. The security of the data is provided and guaranteed by the centre for information processing of Institut Curie.

By applying for the advertised positions the applicant automatically gives the authorization to store his/her personal data. The NEUcrest consortium will not share personal data with third parties outside the consortium; however, data may be transmitted to bodies responsible for monitoring, inspection or regulatory tasks under EU law, e.g. the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) or the teams performing administrative investigations.

The applicant may refuse, without having to give any explanations, the preservation of the data. In this case he/she needs to inform about it the management team of NEUcrest consortium upon submitting the application or sending a request at or

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