The call for applications to NeuroTrans is now closed.
We Look Forward to Having You Join Us in NeuroTrans
The European Training Network (ETN) NeuroTrans (NEUROtransmitter TRANSporters: From single molecules to human pathologies) announces 15 PhD candidate positions for Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) with the option of being awarded a doctoral degree. NeuroTrans is an Innovative Training Networks (ITN) from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Actions Programme (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/marie-sklodowska-curie-actions), funded by the European Commission under the framework of Horizon 2020. The NeuroTrans ETN (Grant number 860954) will establish an international training programme by forming a highly interdisciplinary team of world-leading European researchers from 9 universities and 5 industrial partners. NeuroTrans makes ample use of existing cutting-edge methods to reach this goal, but also develops enabling techniques in biophysics, molecular and structural biology.
The vision of the NeuroTrans project is:
- to reach a comprehensive understanding of neurotransmitter:sodium symporter (NSS) function ranging from the molecular level to human pathologies,
- to investigate how psychoactive substances target these transporters,
- to elucidate how disruption of transporter function contributes to neuropsychiatric disease pathobiology.
To accomplish our vision, NeuroTrans will establish an interdisciplinary training school that includes most important subdisciplines in quantitative biology, including molecular modelling, computer simulations, biophysics, biochemistry, neurobiology, human pathology, molecular and structural biology, but also engineering and programming. Through the training offered by NeuroTrans, PhD candidates will develop a cutting edge set of skills ranging from computer simulations to membrane protein structural biology, dynamics and thermodynamics to human diseases, pathologies and instrument development. By integration of the industrial sector in the training, NeuroTrans will offer training in entrepreneurship, product development and commercialisation to prepare the NeuroTrans students for acquiring leading positions in academia and industry.
Details on the NeuroTrans programme and the recruitment can be found on the NeuroTrans homepage (www.neurotrans.org). The positions are available at 9 universities and 3 companies in 8 different European countries. Employment is according to the regulations by the hosting university or company and the rules of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. All Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funded ESR position positions are limited to a duration of 36 months, but can be extended according to national regulations. The PhD candidate will enroll in a university PhD programme.
NeuroTrans will recruit 15 PhD candidates. The positions are available at 9 Universities and 3 Companies in 8 different European countries. Applications are handled by the NeuroTrans consortium and the employer according the NeuroTrans rules and the regulations by the employers.
The deadline for application to NeuroTrans is June 22nd 2020.
Before you apply to NeuroTrans, please consult the following information:
- General eligibility criteria for applications to NeuroTrans.
- Specific eligibility criteria for each NeuroTrans project
- The NeuroTrans projects
- Application to NeuroTrans