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Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network: Health CASCADE

Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network: Health CASCADE

Health CASCADE is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Networks project funded by the European Union (H2020 MSCA ITN) (Project number 956501).

The aim of Health CASCADE is to foster the next generation of highly-trained research leaders to develop evidence based guiding principles, novel tools and new technologies to make co-creation an effective tool to fight complex public health problems through a European Joint Doctoral Programme.

Global health challenges confront us all as individuals and communities – from obesity to pandemics, cancer to dementia – magnified by climate change and increasing inequality in health care provision. These challenges are complex problems arising from multiple interconnected factors, resistant to public health programmes. We need new ideas and new approaches such as co-creation. By bringing together citizens, academics, businesses, and civil organisations, can we co-create effective solutions to these complex problems?

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15 PhD fully funded Scholarships

We offer 15 position working on theory, methodology, digital technologies, and at developing public health solutions in health care, schools, workplaces and in communities across Europe. Each project is detailed below. You can apply for as many as you like, just follow the link.

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Doing a PhD with HEALTH CASCADE is not your usual PhD. It has many advantages and benefits.

First you will be part of a whole innovative training network. This means that you will not only be supervised by some of the leading scientist is Europe but you will also have access to specialised training, combining academic and industry experience, specifically designed for our cohort of early stage researcher to turn you into the leading researchers of tomorrow. We have designed the project so that our cohort of PhD student will build together a new field of research and design the training so that will be the experts and can CASCADE this knowledge in the future.

On that journey, you will conduct your own research guided by our team from seven different universities, you will spend time in industry, health care and social enterprises, you will be exposed to cutting edge technology and methodologies in cross-cutting fields, you will learn how to create impact from your research, you will learn how to effectively communicate it and how to develop and deliver effective training.

You won’t be alone, you will have personal mentors in academia and industry who will meet regularly with you and a whole cohort of another 14 PhD students across Europe to collaborate and work with.

You will acquire: a unique set of both academic and entrepreneurial skills, a very wide network of contacts, a portfolio of scientific publications and work experience.

Finally, these are very prestigious positions with very high salary, specific financial help for travel and your family.

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Project Team

Health CASCADE is a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and companies. A coordinated effort by 7 beneficiaries and 14 partner organisations from 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden) secures a pan-European multidisciplinary approach in multi-environment (universities, research centres, SMEs, large civil organisations and companies) and multi-sectoral (education, industry, health care) contexts. Europe needs this training network!

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