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PhD position (f/m) in the area of magnesium implant imaging
The European Training Network "MgSafe"
is offering in total
15 PhD positions
in the area of magnesium implant imaging
The EU-funded MSCA-ITN ‘MgSafe‘ investigates a novel combination of imaging technologies for biodegradable magnesium implants in order to promote patient safety.
The PhD candidates will quantify the physical impact and suitability of a variety of modalities on Mg implants. Highly sophisticated imaging techniques (nano and µCT, MRT, PET, USPA, IR) will be developed beyond the forefront of medical device production. This will be done in vivo and with in situ labelling options to deliver non-invasively data on different time and length scales. The body reaction and material behaviour will be investigated during Mg degradation with a precision and plethora of details, which is currently not available.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates for the following PhD projects (please find a more detailed project description on the projects website www.mgsafe.eu/vacancies).
Excellent job opportunities in attractive and well-equipped research groups (e.g. nano and µCT, MRT, PET, USPA, IR, microscopy, cell culture and corrosion laboratories)
Intense exchange with researchers located in eight European countries
Comprehensive academic support program including subject-specific courses, soft skill training, research stays abroad, individual career coaching
3-year employment contract, salaries according to the EU MSCA-ITN regulations
Your general qualifications (for the specific requirements of the 15 positions refer to the projects website www.mgsafe.eu):
Research-based master‘s degree or equivalent (e.g. diploma) in a subject related to the respective position
Excellent command of English
Pro-active attitude, good communication skills and ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary international team
Flexible, creative, self-organised and able to work independently on multiple tasks
Experience in publishing
Motivation to participate in the projects training program
Mobility requirements of MSCA-ITN European Training Networks:
Applicants need to be Early-Stage Researchers. They must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers (= after acquiring MSc degree or similar) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree yet.
Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Mobility rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
Starting from April 1st 2019, the positions will be awarded for three years.
How to apply:
Please send your application in English indicating job offer code no. 2018/WB 5 and which position you are interested in by email preferably in one pdf file not exceeding 10 MB to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please DO NOT send applications via email to individual PIs or organisations. Such emails will not be considered.
Make sure that your application includes:
a CV which gives an overview of the academic/education history, including a list of courses/exams and grades, the exact award date (day/month/year) of the degree with original transcripts of Bachelor and Master University Degree (or similar) as well as copy of valid identity documents,
a list of your publications,
a list of skills you acquired during the courses attended at university,
a documentation of special skills suitable for the position you apply for,
a documentation of your excellent English skills (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE with minimum scores of: TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), 92 (Internet-based test), IELTS: 6.5 with no section lower than 5.5, or equivalent),
a copy or half-page summary of master/diploma thesis and
a letter of motivation (up to 2 pages) which states your research experience and interests and a concrete project plan, which explains how you envisage your work in the project,
names and contact information of at least two academic referees who could write a letter of recommendation.