Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by DevCom ITN (24/04/2013 12.39)

Marie Curie Action COFUND Experienced Researcher position – Developmental & Computational Biology

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DevCom ITN is a European training network on Developmental and Computational Biology that aims to elucidate embryonic gene regulatory and developmental networks including those associated with disease, by integrating molecular, developmental, statistical and computational approaches.

- DevCom fellows will be trained to bridge the gap between developmental and computational biology
- State-of-the-art multidisciplinary training through high-end workshops at experienced institutes and exchange projects between European labs
- Improvement career perspectives by developing broad and complementary skills
- DevCom fellows receive highly competitive salaries/stipends and are eligible to receive an additional mobility allowance

The project: Developing an amphibian environmental stress sensor for specific bio-hazards
Location: WatchFrog, Paris, France

Understanding how environmental stressors affect health requires screening methods that are rapid, sensitive, and yet provide physiological, preferably in vivo, information. WatchFrog is developing alternative aquatic models to identify endocrine disruptors or toxicants. Our technology relies on aquatic vertebrate animal models (Xenopus and Medaka) that fluoresce when a biological function is activated. We are proposing here the development of a new Xenopus laevis transgenic line able to detect a specific compound that is a major concern for some industrials and for environment.

Research Fields

Biological sciences

Eligibility criteria

- Applicants should be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience. ERs shall also, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, have less than 5 years of full-time equivalent research experience.
- Applicants should have a strong background in physiology or developmental biology.
- Applicants cannot apply to a project in the country where they normally reside in, or have lived in for 12 months or more in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date.
- Applicants can have a non-European nationality.
Applicants preferably are familiar with computational biology, bioinformatics and statistics.
- Personal initiative, creativity, teamwork and good English language skills are a prerequisite.

Selection process

To apply please send your motivation letter and CV to the project’s supervisor. For details:

Programme Description
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsFrance
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceInternational
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesInternational
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesRecognised Researcher (R2)
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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EU Research Framework Programme

FP7/People-Marie Curie Actions COFUND

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Funding organisation / Contacts

Small Medium Enterprise
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