A Marie Curie PhD Position in Bjorn Schumacher lab (CECAD, Cologne) on DNA damage and chromatin dynamics within the aDDRess-ITN Marie Curie Network.
The Bjorn Schumacher lab (CECAD, Cologne) offers a 9 month Marie Curie PhD fellowship within the aDDRess-ITN action.
Applicants fulfilling these criteria will be eligible to apply:
PhD students must, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree.
Researchers can be of any nationality. At the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account. As far as international European interest organizations or international organizations are concerned, this mobility rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers.

Information about the research activities of the Bjorn Schumacher group can be found here:

Research Fields
Biological sciences - Biology

Career Stage
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Selected candidates should expect a generous financial support covering her/his own living expenses, research costs as well as traveling and training expenses.

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During the project duration, thirteen ESRsĀ  (Early Stage Researchers) and oneĀ  ER (Experienced Researcher) will be receiving training through research at participating institutions in collaboration with the associate partner. The ESRs will be typically enrolled for a doctoral degree program for a period of 36 months each. Each ESR will follow a multi-disciplinary research training project, experience direct collaborations and the great majority will benefit from placements with the SMEs. The main goal is to establish longer term collaborations between private and academic partners in an explicit and ambitious manner but also maximize the impact of ESR/ERs from the industrial training.

Early stage researcher: means a researcher who, at the time of recruitment by the beneficiary, has not yet been awarded the doctorate degree and is in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research career.

Experienced researcher: a researcher who is: 1) in possession of a doctoral degree, or has at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience and 2) has less than 5 years of full-time equivalent research experience.



aDDRess is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Grant Agreement no.: 316390