Date Posted
19 Oct 2024

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PhD Program
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) / Institut Curie / Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) /VIB / The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)/ Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) /Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)

12-16 PhD positions for Medical Doctors in the COFUND International PhD programme Emerald

19 Oct 2024

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Position Description

The “International PhD Programme for Medical Doctors”, Emerald, trains and nurtures excellent physician-scientists with the goal to bridge the gap between the clinic and the lab. The programme recruits medical doctors to carry out a PhD in cutting-edge research in one of seven recruiting European centres of excellence in life sciences and biomedicine. The recruited medical doctors will acquire unique scientific, technical, and digital skills and knowledge to advance their career at the frontier of medicine and research, with the final goal to improve patients care and tackling global health challenges.

Biomedical research is advancing at high speed. In the last decades, we have seen major developments resulting in significantly better treatment and healthcare. Addressing the increased need for innovative solutions in medicine requires more than ever the rise of the unique professional profile of physician-scientists, combining research with clinical care, understanding patients´ needs and driving research forward to address them.

– A medical doctor with up to four years of research experience?
– Eager to explore why diseases arise and to contribute to development of novel treatment?
– Driven to pursue a PhD and develop your scientific competences?

12 PhD positions are available for this call across seven top European biomedical research centres: BRIC (Copenhagen), CRG (Barcelona), NKI (Amsterdam), IGC (Lisbon) MDC (Berlin), VIB (Gent), Institut Curie (Paris). In case of high numbers of exceptional good applications to this first call, up-to 16 fellows will be hired. A second call will open in April 2022.

How to Apply

Application Deadline : November 14, 2021 Skills/Qualifications Education: Candidates must have obtained a medical degree, which allows them to enrol in an official Doctoral programme in accordance with the national regulations and institutional requirements in force at each recruiting research centre. Years of research experience: At the date of the call deadline, candidates must be in the first four years of their research career (exceptions due to career break will be considered) and have not been awarded a PhD degree. Research experience will be positively evaluated but is not an eligibility requirement. Specific Requirements Mobility: Candidates can be of any nationality, but must undertake trans-national mobility according to the H2020 MSCA programme´s rules. During the 3 years before the date of the call deadline, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) for more than 12 months in the country of the selected recruiting centre for which they apply. Language: English at excellent level. Application site :

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Program. Position Tags: medical doctors; phd.