Within the European Glaucoma Research and Training program (www.egret-program.eu/), 10 PhD students will receive training to become the next generation of clinical vision- and neuroscientists, specialized in studying neurodegenerative diseases and glaucoma in particular. Our international team includes academic, health care and private sector members with expertise in ophthalmology, audiology, neurology, genetics, epidemiology, and neuroscience. The 4-year PhD program will be based at the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands. An overview of the participating researchers, their research interests and the PhD project topics can be found at www.egret-program.eu.
As a PhD student, you will follow a multidisciplinary PhD training consisting of a number of high-level training courses and workshops. As you will be able to experience working in industrial, health care and academic environments, you will have the opportunity to develop both your academic as well as your entrepreneurial skills.
Our ideal candidate:
The requirements for the specific projects can be found via: www.egretprogram.eu/projects/
The EGRET program is supported by a MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE grant. According to the grant rules, transnational mobility is required for all PhD positions. To be eligible for a PhD position, you cannot have resided or carried out your main activity in the country of the recruiting institution for more than 12 months during the previous 36 months. We are only recruiting Early-Stage Researchers who, at the time of recruitment are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
PhD candidates will start their project in 2016; the exact starting point will be decided together with the lab that the candidate becomes affiliated with. All recruiting partners honour EU and national employment law in relation to researcher recruitment and ensure that fellows have the same rights, health and safety standards as local researchers.
How to apply
Please submit a statement of your motivation for a specific project (1-2 pages), a copy of your CV and contact details for 2 referees (name, work address, phone, email) in a single PDF document. At the top of your motivation letter, make sure to indicate your nationality and country of residence over the last 3 years. If you wish to apply for several projects, please submit a separate application for each project (information on www.egret-program.eu/projects/). Applications should be submitted via: www.egret-program.eu/phdpositions/apply/ (deadline: 19th of February 2016).
Questions can be addressed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
An overview of the selection procedure and the time schedule of the selection procedure can be found via: www.egret-program.eu/selectionprocess/.
Recruiting principle investigators:
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 661883.
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