Vacancies

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers for the program “aDDRess”: Chromatin Dynamics & the DNA damage response”

15 PhD positions are available for highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions as part of the new H2020, EU-funded, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Joint Training and Research Programme on Chromatin Dynamics & the DNA Damage Response “aDDRess”.

The aDDRess consortium is a joint European Program of excellence in training and research with a core intellectual focus on, chromatin dynamics, DNA damage signaling and repair mechanisms and their impact on development and disease. aDDRess-ITN (www.itn-aDDRess.gr) brings together leading academic and industry research groups to train a new generation of researchers. We are now looking for 15 highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to work towards their PhD on Chromatin Dynamics and the DNA damage Response.

We offer:

  • a comprehensive, interactive and international training programme covering innovative and state-of-the-art approaches to the field of DNA damage and chromatin dynamics.
  • a series of research-specific, complementary and soft skills, that involve both the academic and industry sectors and are tailor-made to prepare young researchers for their future careers.
  • a competitive salary, which is adjusted for their host country.
  • a mobility allowance and a family allowance (where applicable) as part of the employment package.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicants can be of any nationality.
  • They should be within four years of the diploma granting them access to doctorate studies at the time of recruitment,
  • The applicant must not have resided for more than 12 months prior to the singing her/his contract in the country of the host institute.
  • Applicants should be proficient in written and spoken English.

How to apply

All vacancies are advertised at www.itn-aDDRess.gr/index.php/vacancies.

Applications should be uploaded through the Program’s website link: www.itn-aDDRess.gr/index.php/vacancies/apply. (Name/Surname, Email:, ESR position tick box). Each applicant may apply separately for more than one position. Applications should include:

  1. an up-to-date CV (max. 4 pages),
  2. a cover letter that describes the applicants’ motivation to apply (max. 1 page) and,
  3. the contact details of at least two referees.

All requested information should be submitted as a single PDF file of less than 2Mb. Only complete applications will be considered.

Deadline of application: January 15, 2020

Open positions:

ESR1: “Uncovering functional regulations of the SMC5/6 complex implicated in human disease” Dana Branzei Group website  About the PI
ESR2: “Epigenetic information recovery after DSB repair” Gaëlle Legube Group website  About the PI
ESR3: “Heterochromatin maintenance in response to DNA damage” Sophie E. Polo Group website  About the PI
ESR4: “Molecular role of mitochondrial ADP-ribosylation in DNA damage and replication” Andreas Ladurner Group website  About the PI
ESR5: “Mechanisms underlying ubiquitin-mediated DNA damage responses to telomere deprotection” Jacqueline J.L. Jacobs Group website  About the PI
ESR6:  “Regulation of DNA-protein crosslink repair in human cells” Niels Mailand Group website  About the PI
ESR7:  “DNA damage-driven chromatin changes and immunometabolism” Charalampos Spilianakis Group website  About the PI
ESR8:  “Targeting telomeres in cancer cells” Joachim Lingner Group website  About the PI
ESR9:  “Targeting Genome Fragility in Cancer” Nicola Crosetto Group website  About the PI
ESR10:  “NER and RNA splicing in development and disease” George A. Garinis Group website  About the PI
ESR11:  “NER-associated metabolic changes in age-related diseases” Björn Schumacher Group website  About the PI
ESR12:  “The role of RAD51 filament in genome stability and cancer” Lumír Krejčí Group website  About the PI
ESR13: “Systematic analysis and screening of inhibitors for DNA Repair pathways” Sylvie Sauvaigo Group website  About the PI
ESR14:  “Bioinformatics analysis for high-throughput data modalities” Matti Nykter Group website  About the PI
ESR15:  “DNA damage and repair as diagnostic tools” Andrew Collins Group website  About the PI

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