13 January 2020 (at 5:00pm (local time).
Center for Genomic Regulation, CRG International PhD Programme Fellowships 2020.
The CRG is recruiting within the CRG International PhD Fellowship Programme, highly talented and motivated students, with backgrounds in biological or biomedical sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics and/or computer science who have decided that they want to do a PhD. Fellows will benefit from an exciting international scientific environment and an integrated training programme, including access to state of the art infrastructure, lectures and seminars, specialised scientific and technological courses, complementary skills training and career development activities, phd symposia and retreats, as well as social activities.
CRG is part of the EU-Life Alliance , an alliance of 13 top research centres in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence. CRG has received the “HR Excellence in Research” award from the European Commission in 2013 and is
committed with the principles of the European Charter and Code, in particular with non-discriminatory, transparent and merit-based recruitment and selection procedures.
The PhD Programme curriculum consists of the research project/thesis work and a structured training programme combined with scientific and community activities:
- Research project/thesis work: Each PhD student is expected to work full time for their PhD thesis in the research group of the PhD Supervisor. Short visits/secondments are encouraged during the PhD. Participation in international conferences is part of the PhD Programme (students should have participated at least in one international meeting).
- Subject-related course work: First year students participate in an introductory course that aims to introduce PhD students to new techniques and high-end technologies. Courses include both theoretical and practical sessions. Depending on the topic of the thesis work the students can choose additional relevant courses from a wide range of external (courses@CRG) and internal courses covering from practical scientific to technological courses, as well as seminar series offered regularly at PRBB and CRG.
- Transferable skills and career development: In addition to subject-related course work, students can participate in transferable skills and career development courses offered by the PRBB Programme INTERVALS that includes courses that are necessary to carry out experimental work in academic research, as well training in transferable skills and career development in a range of skills to enhance future career progress and improve employability. Fellows will also acquire transferable skills by participating in the scientific/community activities, including organisation of the annual PhD Symposia, involvement in outreach
activities and managing the research project. Language courses (English, Spanish) are also offered by the CRG.
For more information about The PhD Programme click here.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
Successful candidates will join research groups with top-level scientists and will carry out their research in one of the following scientific fields:
- Bioinformatics, Genomics and Population Genomics. (including methods and technology development, data integration, systems modelling and deep learning in the areas of genomics, proteomics, image bioinformatics, single-cell omics, and high throughput functional screens).
- Medical Genomics. (including clinical and statistical genetics, medical and single cell genomics, molecular mechanisms of disease and disease heterogeneity, and evolutionary medicine).
- Systems Biology and Genomics. (including systems neurobiology, quantitative cell biology, cellular dynamics, algorithms, methods and technology development, data integration and visualization, imaging, synthetic biology, deep learning applied to biology and human health, and single cell biology).
- Cell Biology. (mechanistic and novel approaches to understand the process of cell compartmentation, division, growth, and tissue organization).
- Cellular Decision Making and Interaction. (including stem cell biology, host-microbiome interactions, differentiation and disease, evolution, and immunology).
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3 years (maximum 4 years).
Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)
Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)
- The call is open to candidates of any nationality.
- Candidates must have obtained a University Degree and a Masters Degree in biomedical sciences within the European Higher Education System (minimum 300 ECTS) or an equivalent University Degree that allows to start a PhD thesis in the candidate’s home country by September 2020. Candidates who expect to be awarded with such degree by September 2020 are eligible to apply.
- Candidates must have an excellent academic record, previous research experience and a strong commitment for scientific research.
- Candidates must have a high working knowledge of English.
- Candidates invited to previous PhD call interviews are not eligible.
- Preferably, candidates may not have worked at the CRG for more than 6 months before the call deadline.
- Students will have to enroll in a university of their choice, normally the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, or the University Pompeu Fabra. The university, not the CRG, is the degree-granting body.
In case of doubts about the eligibility criteria, applicants should contact the Academic Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to submitting an application.
For this call the following grants will be offered:
- 4 fellowships through the “Contratos predoctorales Severo-Ochoa para la Formación de doctores” 2019 call funded by the MINECO (“Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad”). (herein referred to as Severo Ochoa Grants).
- Up to 6 fellowships associated with the “Proyectos I+D Excelencia/Retos” 2019 Call funded by MINECO (herein referred to as FPI-project Grants).
- 3 fellowships through the Chromdesign “Innovative Training Network” (herein referred to as ITN Grants) to Luciano Di Croce lab (2) and to Marc Martí-Renom lab (1). Candidates for these positions must undertake trans-national mobility, which means that candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
- stipend to cover the cost of living.
- University tuition fees will also be covered.
- Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the CRG.
- Selected PhD students will receive an annual work contract with a competitive salary that will be renewed annually for a maximum of 4 years following the applicable national regulations.
- All PhD students will receive full health and occupational insurance coverage and will be included in the
Spanish Social Security System.
- All PhD students will receive additional funding to cover for expenses related to PhD tuition fees, participation in conferences, training sessions or any other activity related to the scientific or academic activity of the PhD students.
How to Apply
How to Apply
First Step: Register in order to use the online application system.
Second Step: you will receive a verification email, Choose the first link and verify your account.
Third Step: From the left list choose (open fellowships).
Fourth Step: This will bring you to anew page click on (click here to apply).
Fifth Step: Follow the instructions in the rest of the application form.
Applicants will be asked to complete the following information on the application form:
- CV specifying education and experience (including transcripts, honours, scholarships, prizes and awards, research experience and scientific interests)
- Official copy of your undergraduate transcript, including your grades, to be uploaded as a PDF file (max. 2MB).
- Official copy of your masters transcript, including your grades, to be uploaded as a PDF file (max. 2MB).
- If the certified academic transcripts are not in Catalan, Spanish or English applicants should also attach a translation in one of the above mentioned languages.
- two letters of reference. Referees will send their confidential letters directly to CRG using the online application.
- Proposals must be written in English.
- Research groups to carry out the PhD project. The list of the research groups that have agreed to participate in the Programme is available on the website . Applicants should select at minimum of 2 labs and a maximum of 5 in which they would like to work.
- short essay about your current scientific interest, why are you interested in doing a PhD in Life Sciences and what you would like to do during your PhD studies at CRG (Max. 500 words).
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Esraa Mohammed Hashem/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Mohamed Magd Eweda / Egypt ”
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