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Boosting advanced doctoral training in innovative colon targeting drugs

Boosting advanced doctoral training in innovative colon targeting drugs

Applicants are invited for 13 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”, ESRs) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “COLOTAN" within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

COLOTAN is a network for “Boosting advanced doctoral training in innovative colon targeting drugs”. Its overarching goal is to provide high-level training to 13 early stage researchers in drug delivery, drug disposition and gastrointestinal (GI) (patho)physiology to improve targeting of drugs to the colon and to provide them with the transferable and scientific skills necessary for a successful career.

Boosting advanced doctoral training in innovative colon targeting drugs

This international training program, combining 10 countries, focuses on innovative technological and scientific developments across a range of interdisciplinary fields such as (physical, analytical and organic) chemistry, drug delivery, drug disposition, cell biology, gastroenterology, microbiology and modelling and simulation. The aim of this project will be achieved by a unique combination of intersectoral research training facilitated by 10 beneficiaries (7 academic and 3 non-academic) and 6 partner organisations. The COLOTAN consortium consists of leading research groups from universities and from innovative pharmaceutical companies.

Each of the 13 ESRs will be working towards a PhD degree, supported by a carefully chosen supervisory team that maximizes both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration. The 13 COLOTAN ESRs will not only receive state-of-the-art science/technology training but will also benefit from a unique soft-skills training programme. The interdisciplinary and inter-domain training will make COLOTAN ESRs highly employable in various industries academia, or public government bodies.

Candidate’s backgrounds:

  1. Organic synthetic Chemistry
  2. Biomedical Sciences
  3. Molecular biology
  4. Pharmaceutical sciences
  5. Biochemistry
  6. Microbiology
  7. Cell biology

In total 13 ESRs will be recruited. They will work at the 10 beneficiaries across Europe.

We expect that applicants hold a university degree that qualifies them for doctoral studies at their recruiting organization. Solid written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application (typically IELTS min. 7, TOEFL internet-based min. 90 or similar level as proven by other tests). Every applicant can apply for up to three ESR positions (first, second, third choice).

Deadline for online application: 1st December 2020
Please refer to COLOTAN website and apply for the positions accordingly: https://colotan-etn.eu/



This project is to receive funding from the European Union’s EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement No 956851.

Boosting advanced doctoral training in innovative colon targeting drugs


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