Author Topic: Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) Position at INEB in Portugal, 2013  (Read 267 times)


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The IB2 Network is inviting applications for one PhD position (Early Stage Researcher). This position is  financed by the European Community and is available within the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network European Industrial Doctorate. Researchers of a Member State of the Union, of an Associated Country or of any other third country are eligible for this position. The position includes an 18-month stay at the Industrial Partner, Grifols (Barcelona, Spain), a major health care company. Applications are open till  June 14, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The topic of the available position is: “Effect of hPDBs on the crosstalk between hMSC and inflammatory cells”.

Course Level: This position is offered for pursuing a PhD degree at Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Scholarship Provider: European Community

Scholarship can be taken at: Portugal

Eligibility: The successful candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences (including Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Health Sciences) or a related field. The candidates must be fluent in English (oral and written). Knowledge in or willingness to learn a Portuguese and/or Spanish language is desirable. The IB2 Network is looking for exceptionally talented and motivated researchers, capable of working in both academic and industrial environments, with a positive, entrepreneurial attitude. Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility: at the time of recruitment by the host organization INEB, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organization (Portugal) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The researcher may be a national of a Member State of the Union, of an Associated Country or of any other third country.

Scholarship Description: The IB2 Network is looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated researcher, capable of working in both academic and industrial environments, within an elite doctorate program, designed to train PhD candidates at the highest academic level, in combination with strong components in entrepreneurship, technology transfer and business development. The overall aim of the IB2 Network is to develop xeno-free sources of biomaterials and other biological products for the expansion of stem cells for regenerative medicine strategies.

Number of award(s): 1 position is offered.

Duration of award(s): 31 months (contract) plus one year (scholarship).

Selection Criteria: Applications will go through a preliminary screening based on their CVs and motivation letters, in order to shortlist candidates for a brief Skype interview. The candidates selected after this stage will be invited for an interview at INEB, where they will present their previous work in a poster session to a Selection Committee. Their enthusiasm, scientific spirit, ability to communicate scientific results and interest in developing a career in industry will be under close scrutiny.

How to Apply: If you meet all of the eligibility criteria, please submit your application to, with CV, letter of intent, and the names and contact of two references.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is June 14, 2013.

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