4 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD studentships still available on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (MSCA) European/Innovative Training Network, ORBITAL (Ocular Research By Integrated Training And Learning) within the Horizon 2020 programme. Each vacancy is for a period of 36 months, with an immediate starting date – see detailed project descriptions at www.orbital-itn.eu. Recruitment will be on a competitive basis across all projects.
Diseases of the posterior segment of the eye are rapidly increasing. A particular example of this is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. The ORBITAL ETN programme will recruit brilliant early stage researchers (ESRs) and develop the next generation of research leaders. With a uniquely qualified, and outstanding collaborative network of European and global experts, from academic, clinical and industrial sectors, ORBITAL ESRs will be exposed to an integrated and complementary network of expertise. ORBITAL will target the growing challenge of posterior segment diseases (PSD) of the eye by way of an intersectoral consortium with extensive experience in generating innovative technologies and training new researchers. ESRs will be exposed to a broad scientific landscape across a range of varied and complementary disciplines, all under the overarching discipline of ocular drug delivery. Engagement with patients, patient groups and clinicians, throughout the entirety of the training programme will ensure that patient-oriented solutions are at the centre of all research activity.
The MSCA programme offers a highly competitive and attractive set of allowances and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive allowances in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. Each position will be hosted by one of 3 project partners across Europe. Visit individual project descriptions for more information.
Orbital receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SKlodowska-Curie Grant Agreement number: 813440.
ELIGIBILITY - APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED FOLLOWING AN ELIGIBILITY CHECK (also see individual project descriptions for individual project eligibility and host institute requirements).
Deadline for applications: 17.00 CET, 26th Nov 2019.