Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted
6 Jan 2024

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PhD Program
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, labex SIGNALIFE

INTERNATIONAL PhD PROGRAM – 20 PhD positions in Cell Signaling

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
6 Jan 2024

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Position Description

The International SIGNALIFE PhD program of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis is currently accepting applications for twenty 3-year PhD positions which will start in September 2015.

Labex SIGNALIFE – Presentation

The scientific laboratory of excellence “Labex SIGNALIFE” is comprised of 6 leading research institutes from Nice, France with the participation of 49 top-level research teams affiliated to major French research institutions (University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, INSERM, INRA, INRIA, Nice University Hospitals and Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Center). The research teams are grouped around five major topics relating to Cell Signaling in Biology:

1) Cellular architecture of signaling pathways
2) Plasticity and signaling
3) Stress signaling
4) Signaling in aging and disease progression
5) New principles in signaling and applications

International PhD program – description

The Labex SIGNALIFE is currently seeking applications from outstanding students in the Life Sciences for a total of 20 highly competitive, fully funded PhD positions in the area of Cell Signaling. Our program offers a comprehensive package of additional training activities throughout the duration of the thesis to provide students with a range of skills important for a successful career in science. All classes will be in English. The arrival and installation of each student will be aided and accompanied by a dedicated PhD Program Officer. The monthly gross salary will be 2020 € and provides social benefits. In addition, an installation allowance of 1700 € upon arrival will be provided. Tuition is free.


Candidates must have achieved academic excellence and be highly motivated to pursue a PhD project in one of the above research areas. Applicants must hold or receive, before enrollment in the program, a university degree that qualifies them to enter a PhD or equivalent program such as a Masters 2 diploma. A minimum of 6 months laboratory experience is essential. This 3-year PhD program starts September 2015.

Further information about the PhD program, selection process, as well as the application procedure, is available at

How to Apply

The application deadline is March 31, 2015. Please apply online at

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Program. Salary: €20'000 - €30'000.