APPLY FOR A GROWTH POSITION

In addition to undertaking a doctoral research degree, all PhD students will engage in a series of collaborative research and training events to develop advanced skills and expertise in tackling challenges linked to innovations in early life nutrition to prevent disease.

It is a requirement of the funding that applicants cannot have spent more than 12 months in the country of the hosting institute in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment. Furthermore, GROWTH entails a European Industrial Doctorate program that requires PhD students to spend at least 50% of their time (18 months) in the non-academic sector.


Candidate requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL

A degree (MSc, or equivalent) in Health and/or Life Sciences (Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry or closely related fields) or Data Sciences (Bio-informatics, Machine Learning) or Medicine (Surgery, Paediatrics or Internal Medicine). Candidates in the final stages of obtaining their degree are eligible to apply

REQUIRED LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Excellent, both written and spoken.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

We expect a Master´s degree (or equivalent) in Health and Life Sciences, Data Sciences or Medicine. Furthermore, the applicant should be able to perform team-oriented as well as independent work. Desirable methodological skills: excellent background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology and/or microbiology, hands-on knowledge of analytical methods.


Additional information

RENUMERATION

The per annum MSCA PhD student living and mobility allowance (plus family allowance if applicable, family status is assessed at recruitment) is in line with EU-MSCA requirements. This amount will be subject to tax and employee’s National insurance deductions and will be paid in EURO.


SELECTION PROCESS

Complete applications in English should include the GROWTH Application Form and its mandatory attachments. Please note that applications that do not meet these requirements WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Please send the complete package as 1 PDF file via email to info@growth-horizon2020.eu before 30 April 2019 18:00h - Europe/Brussels.

Please familiarize yourself with the currently available projects and the selection process and timelines as described above. Selected applicants will be invited to an Onsite Recruitment Event in Amsterdam on 13 May 2019. Awarding decisions will be announced shortly thereafter, and candidates are expected to be available to start their projects between June and October 2019.


HOW YOUR DATA IS KEPT

The data submitted in the Application Form will be used for recruitment purposes only and shared by members of the GROWTH consortium. The data will be held securely at Gut Research BV and shared by secure cloud-based storage. Data is intended to be kept for a maximum of four years (the life-span of the project). Further information may be collected from the above-named institutes. Candidates can request deletion of their data by contacting info@growth-horizon2020.eu.  

WANT TO APPLY FOR A GROWTH POSITION ?

Download the GROWTH Application Form here.