ORBITAL (MSCA-European Training Network) 4 Early Stage Researcher PhD Studentships

4 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD studentships still available on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (MSCA) European/Innovative Training Network, ORBITAL (Ocular Research By Integrated Training And Learning) within the Horizon 2020 programme. Each vacancy is for a period of 36 months, with an immediate starting date – see detailed project descriptions at www.orbital-itn.eu. Recruitment will be on a competitive basis across all projects.

The Project

Diseases of the posterior segment of the eye are rapidly increasing. A particular example of this is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. The ORBITAL ETN programme will recruit brilliant early stage researchers (ESRs) and develop the next generation of research leaders. With a uniquely qualified, and outstanding collaborative network of European and global experts, from academic, clinical and industrial sectors, ORBITAL ESRs will be exposed to an integrated and complementary network of expertise. ORBITAL will target the growing challenge of posterior segment diseases (PSD) of the eye by way of an intersectoral consortium with extensive experience in generating innovative technologies and training new researchers. ESRs will be exposed to a broad scientific landscape across a range of varied and complementary disciplines, all under the overarching discipline of ocular drug delivery. Engagement with patients, patient groups and clinicians, throughout the entirety of the training programme will ensure that patient-oriented solutions are at the centre of all research activity.

Funding & Eligibility

The MSCA programme offers a highly competitive and attractive set of allowances and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive allowances in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. Each position will be hosted by one of 3 project partners across Europe. Visit individual project descriptions for more information.

Orbital receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SKlodowska-Curie Grant Agreement number: 813440. 

ELIGIBILITY - APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED FOLLOWING AN ELIGIBILITY CHECK (also see individual project descriptions for individual project eligibility and host institute requirements). 

Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility when taking up the appointment. Applicants cannot apply for a position hosted in a country where they have resided, worked or studied for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start of recruitment. 

Applicants should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctorate. This 4-year period is measured from the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. 

Requirements for the ideal candidate for each of the 4 positions is detailed on each individual project tab at www.orbital-itn.eu

For all applicants, please also note that host organisations may decide to interview only those applicants who appear from the information available, to be the most suitable, in terms of experience, qualifications and other requirements of the position.

How to Apply 

Please visit our webpage for further information and contact us at orbital [at] wit.ie for further information.

Deadline for applications: 17.00 CET, 26th Nov 2019.



Tuesday, 26 November, 2019