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VHIO International PhD Programme Fellowships 2022

VHIO International PhD Programme Fellowships 2022

Application deadline: June 27, 2022

Apply now to boost your scientific career at VHIO, a Center of Excellence backed by first class core technologies and a broad training portfolio in one of the best translational, preclinical and clinical research centers in Europe. VHIO has a unique staff of international researchers who are devoted to delivering on the promise of providing precision medicine in oncology and turning discoveries in cancer research into more effective treatments and better practices to care for our patients

Fellows recruited through this call will benefit from an exciting scientific environment and an integrated training programme, including access to state-of-the-art infrastructure, lectures and seminars, specialized scientific and technological courses, complementary skills training and career development activities, as well as social activities.

In this call, we do offer 7 fully funded scholarships for international Life Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Computer science students and Medical Doctors, who want to pursue a PhD at VHIO.

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.

For this call, the VHIO Research Groups that have expressed interest in hosting a student are:

  • Experimental Hermatology Group - Francesc BOSCH. M.D. PhD | Marta CRESPO. M.D. PhD
  • Gene Expression and Cancer Laboratory - Joan SEOANE, PhD
  • Hereditary Cancer Genetics Group - Judith BALMAÑA M.D. PhD | Sara GUTIÉRREZ, PhD
  • Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer Translational Research Group - Teresa MACARULLA M.D. PhD | Tian TIAN M.D. PhD
  • Prostate Cancer Translational Research Group – Joaquin MATEO M.D. PhD
  • Radiomics Group Raquel PÉREZ. M.D. PhD | Francesco GRUSSU, PhD
  • Sarcoma Translational Research Group- César SERRANO. M.D. PhD
  • Tumor Biomarkers Group - Josep VILLANUEVA, PhD

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 is declared ineligible and is withdrawn 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 life sciences or in engineering/physics/mathematics/computer science for the Diffusion MRI and AI project 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;
  • M.D. candidates to Fundación BBVA and Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera fellowships must have obtained a Medical Degree and the Spanish FSE (MIR - Medical Internship or residency) or an officially accredited as equivalent Degree obtained between 01/01/2021 and the contract starting date, which should be no later than 31/12/2022;
  • 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;

For the PhD in Diffusion MRI and Artificial Intelligence in Oncology (Francesco Grussu, PhD) candidates are required to have good Python programming skills, Unix shell scripting skills and basic knowledge of MRI theory and numerical methods (e.g., Monte Carlo simulations)

The following will not be eligible to apply:

  • Candidates already in possession of a doctoral degree from a Spanish or foreign university;
  • Candidates invited to previous VHIO PhD call interviews;
  • Candidates already working at VHIO.

How to apply

Applications for the VHIO International PhD Programme Fellowships 2022 are accepted exclusively online through our online application system.

Application deadline: June 27, 2022

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