CRG - GDL International PhD Fellowship Programme

CRG - GDL International PhD Fellowship Programme

 

CRG - GDL International PhD Programme

 

Projects Available  | Eligibility criteria | How to apply  |  Selection process | Call calendar Contact

 

The Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG) - Guangzhou Regenerative Medicine and Health Guangdong Laboratory (GDL) are recruiting within the CRG - GDL International PhD Fellowship Programme, highly talented and motivated students, with backgrounds in biological or biomedical sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics computer science and/or related disciplines.

Fellows will benefit from an exciting international scientific environment and an integrated training programme, including access to state of the art infrastructure , lectures and seminars, specialised scientific and technological courses, complementary skills training and career development activities, PhD symposia and retreats, as well as social activities.

Selected PhD students will receive an annual work contract with a competitive salary that will be renewed annually for a maximum of 4 years following the applicable national regulations. All PhD students will receive health and accident insurance coverage.

All PhD students will receive additional funding to cover for expenses related to PhD tuition fees, participation in conferences, training sessions or any other activity related to the scientific or academic activity of the PhD students.

 5 fully-funded scholarships for international life sciences PhD students

Projects available

Decide which two Projects you are most interested in applying for:

MIGUEL ESTEBAN - LUCIANO DI CROCE 

Study of RNA metabolism in iPSC models of ALS

Human iPSCs | RNA Binding Proteins | Neurodegeneration | CRISPR & Chemical Screens | New Animal Models | Single-Cell OMICs

 

HONGJIE YAO - THOMAS GRAF 

Saturation mutagenesis of a lineage regulator

Transcription Factors | Intrinsically Disordered Region | Transdifferentiation |  Cell Reprogramming |  Cell Fate

 

LUCIANO DI CROCE - HONGJIE YAO 

Epigenetic mechanisms of noncanonical Polycomb repressive complex in regulating neural differentiation of stem cells

Stem Cell | Neural Differentiation | PRC1 | Epigenetic Regulation

 

BERNHARD PAYER - MAN ZHANG

Epigenetic reprogramming in mammalian germ cell development

In vitro germ cell differentiation | Xchromosome reactivation |  Pluripotent stem cells | Epigenetics

 

MARC A. MARTI RENOM - DAHAI ZHU 

Architectural Role of long non-coding RNAs in orchestrating 3D/4D genome organization in skeletal muscle stem cells during development

4DNucleome | 3DGenomics | lnRNA | Hi-C | Modeling | Skeletal muscle stem cells | Development

 

PENG LI - THOMAS GRAF

Molecular mechanism of the reprogramming from human T cells to NK-like cells

Cell reprogramming | Immunotherapy | Cancer | Genome topology | Epigenetics

 

OSCAR LAO - HONGMING CHEN

Development of Deep learning models to predict the influence of genetic variation on adverse drug reactions

Genetic Polymorphism | Human Population | Artificial Neural Network | Evolution

 

HONGMING CHENG -  MARIA PIA COSMA 

Artificial Intelligence approaches to analyse Super Resolution imaging data from stem and somatic cells

Super Resolution Imaging | STORM | Stem Cells | Chromatin 

 

BAOMING QIN - PURA MUÑOZ 

Autophagy, circadian clock and related metabolic pathways in senescence and stem cell aging

Circadian Clock |  Metabolism | Senescence | Stem Cell Aging

 

THOMAS GRAF - JINYONG WANG 

Developing human microglia-like cells through transdifferentiation

Reprogramming | Transcription Factors | Gene Editing | Microglia Assays

 

FUJUN LUO - MARIA PIA COSMA

The nanoscale architecture of retinal synapses

Synapses | Patch-Clamp Recording | Super-Resolution Imaging | Mouse | Monkey

 

BERNHARD PAYER - DUANQING PEI 

Regulation of induced pluripotency and epigenetic reprogramming

Pluripotency | iPSC-reprogramming | X-chromosome reactivation | Epigenetics

 

DUANQING PEI  - LUCIANO DI CROCE

Characterisation at single cell resolution of the role of Polycomb proteins in regulating hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) quiescence and activation

Gene Regulation | Single Cell Analysis | Stem Cell |  Hematopoiesis | Polycomb | Epigenetics

 

MARIA PIA COSMA -  DUANQING PEI

Investigating the chromatin structure at nanoscale in naive and primed stem cells

Stem Cells | Super Resolution Imaging | Chromatin | Pluripotency | STORM Microscopy

 

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should fulfil the following eligibility criteria at the time of the call deadline. If it becomes clear before, during or after the evaluation phase that one or more of the eligibility criteria have not been fulfilled, the proposal is declared ineligible and is withdrawn from any further examination.

  • The call is open to candidates of any nationality.
  • Candidates must have a high working knowledge of English.
  • Candidates must have obtained a University Degree and a Master Degree in biomedical sciences within the European Higher Education System (minimum 300 ECTS) or an equivalent University Degree that allows to start a PhD thesis in the candidate’s home country by October 2020. Candidates who expect to be awarded with such degree by October 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have an excellent academic record, previous research experience and a strong commitment for scientific research.

In case of doubts about the eligibility criteria, applicants should contact the CRG Academic Office (academicoffice@crg.eu) prior to submitting an application.

How to apply

  • Applications must be submitted online. 
  • Candidates must register in order to use the online application system.
  • The online application form requests all of the necessary information for the initial stages of the selection process (General information, Education, Coursework, Honours, scholarships, prizes and awards, research experience, scientific interests.)
  • If the academic transcripts are not in English applicants should also attach a translation.
  • Details on the referees that will provide two letters of reference. 
  • Applicants should select a maximum of 2 projects in which they would like to work. 
  • Candidates must ensure that all information is included before the call deadline. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Once the application is submitted, an acknowledgement of receipt will be automatically sent by e-mail to the applicant.

Applicants who would like to receive the information of the call in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on + 34 93 316 01 00.

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Selection process

The selection of the fellows will be based on the candidates' academic qualifications and research excellence.

  • Pre-selection: The pre-selection will be based on the candidate's CV, reference letters and on the research interests. Complete applications will be reviewed within one week after the deadline.
  • Oral interviews: Short-listed candidates  will be interviewed via Skype first by the prospective Supervisors, then they will have to go through an admission interview by the CRG PhD Committee.
  • Notification to candidates: Offers will be made to the successful candidates shortly after the interview period. Selected students will have two weeks to accept the position and should start their fellowships no later than October 1st 2020.

More details on the selection process are included in the Call Text

Call Calendar

Call opening February 3, 2020
Call deadline March 13,  2020
Eligibility check & Pre-Selection of candidates March 27, 2020
Interviews March 30 - April 17, 2020
Notification to candidates April 20, 2020
Start date of fellowships October, 2020

Contact

For any additional information, please contact the CRG Academic Office at: academicoffice@crg.eu