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CRG International PhD Fellowships Programme

CRG International PhD Fellowships Programme

Application deadline: December 10, 2021

Apply now to boost your scientific career at CRG, a center of excellence, backed by first class core facilities and a broad training portfolio in our multidisciplinary, international community. 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.

In this call, we do offer 13 - 16 fully funded scholarships for international life sciences PhD students

About the positions

The fellows will benefit from attractive salaries, an international, stimulating and creative environment with expert supervision, advanced training, tailored career development and mentoring programmes, and access to high-end technologies and facilities. Applicants have a genuine choice of 15 laboratories to apply to. Details for all the labs offering positions can be found here on the CRG PhD Call webpage.

Decide which two CRG Supervisors you are most interested in applying for. Successful candidates will carry out their research in one of the following scientific fields:

COSMA Lab - Stem cells | Retina | Cell Therapy | Super Resolution Microscopy | Chromatin Structure | 3D Genome Organization | Reprogramming & Pluripotent Maintenance

GEBAUER Lab - RNA Binding Proteins | Stress | Metastasis | Translation | Cancer Senescence

GUIGÓ Lab - Gene Finding | Genome Annotation | Sotfware Development | Earth Biogenome Project | Comparative Epigenomics | DNA sequence patterns| High-Performance Computing

LEHNER Lab - Deep Mutational Scanning | Machine learning | Protein Folding | Binding, Amyloids and Allostery | Splicing | Human genetic disease

IRIMIA Lab - Evolution | Bioinformatics | Comparative Genomics & Transcriptomics | Microexons

MALHOTRA Lab - Protein secretion | Skin Biogenesus | Tissue Engineering

MARTÍ-RENOM Lab - Heritability | GWAS | Population genetics | 3D genomics | 4D Nucleomics | Disease | ADHD

NOVOA Lab (2 positions)

  1. Dry lab: Cancer Prognosis | Cancer Diagnosis | Machine Learning | Nanopore Sequencing | Algorithm Development | RNA Modifications | tRNA | Convolutional Neural Networks
  2. Combined wet lab + dry lab: Sperm | Intergenerational Inheritance | Diet | Nanopore Sequencing | RNA Modifications | Small RNAs

RUPRECHT Lab - Mechanobiology | Morphogenesis | Cell Dynamics | Live Cell Microscopy | Bioengineering

SEBÉ-PEDROS Lab - Single Cell biology | Evolutionary Biology | Cell types | Transcription Factors | Gene Regulatory Networks | Comparative Genomics | Biodiversity | Animal Development

STROUSTRUP Lab - Molecular Genetics of Ageing | Stochastic processes | Temporal Scaling | Systems Biology | Gene Regulation | Transcriptomics | Single Cell Sequencing

SURREY Lab - Self-Organization| Mechano-Biology| Synthetic Biology | Biophysics | Cytoskeleton | Advanced Optical Microscopy

VALCÁRCEL Lab - RNA | RNA Binding proteins | Splicing | Cancer | Therapeutics

VERNOS Lab - Cell Biology | Mitosis | Microtubules | Aneuploidy | Cancer | Splicing- Based Therapeutic Approaches in Cancer

WEGHORN Lab - Population Genetics | Cancer Genomics | Mathematical Modeling

Who are we looking for?

Candidates should fulfil the following eligibility criteria at the time of the call deadline. If it becomes clear before, during or after the evaluation phase that one or more of the eligibility criteria have not been fulfilled, the proposal will be declared ineligible and withdrawned from any further examination.

  • 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 October 2022. Candidates who expect to be awarded with such degree by October 2022 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 CRG PhD call interviews are not eligible
  • Candidates performing their Masters at the CRG during the 2021/2022 academic year are not eligible
  • Candidates may not have worked at the CRG for more than 3 months before the call deadline

How to apply

Applications for the International PhD Fellowships Programme are accepted exclusively online through our online application system.

Application deadline: December 10, 2021

Further details

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