EMBL-IIT (ETPOD) postdoctoral fellowships
ETPOD fellows will be granted salary funding for three years to carry out research projects between a laboratory at IIT and a laboratory at either EMBL Rome or EMBL-EBI. Three-way collaborations between the institutions are also possible. The research should take advantage of complementary expertise of the participating laboratories.
The next call for candidates will be open between 29 June and 31 August 2021.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or DPhil), and should ideally have less than 8 years of research experience since the doctoral degree (excluding absences taken for parental leave or health reasons).
Applications should include:
- A cover letter specifying the title of your project (self-proposed or pre-defined)
- Your Curriculum Vitae (5 pages max)
- A project description (using the provided template – max 1 page)
- Two recent letters of reference
Applicants can choose between self-proposed or pre-defined projects.
You may also choose to propose a project of your own design, in which case you should submit a full description (maximum: 1 page using the provided template) to the principal investigator(s) with whom you would like to work. It is strongly advised that you contact the participating groups beforehand to discuss and formulate a successful project. The description must be pre-approved by all principal investigators involved before submission.
You may select your project from the set of predefined proposals listed below. Fellowships will be awarded after a competitive selection process, with applications being linked to specific projects defined in advance of the application deadline. We strongly advise that applicants contact the participating principal investigators beforehand to discuss and formulate a successful project.
Investigating the role of ancestral metabolism and circadian clock on transgenerational inheritance
Characterisation of the landscape of CD44 isoform expression and its role in modulating cell function in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC)
Pre-emptive aptamer design using SARS-CoV-2 evolution to inform epitope selection
An epigenetic investigation into the role of genomic imprinting in sleep biology
Oxytocin-cannabinoids cross-talk in the social gut-brain-axis
A system for the anterograde tracing of synaptic connection in mammals
All applications have to be submitted through the EMBL recruitment system by 31 August 2021, 23:00 GMT.
Interviews: 25-26 October 2021 (virtual)
Earliest start date: December 1, 2021.
Contract Duration: 3 years
Funding: EMBL postdoctoral fellowship contract, see the EMBL website for included benefits
Selection process: Fellowships will be granted following scientific review and interview by an expert panel and will be based on an assessment of the potential for successful research of the candidate.