Applications are invited for 11 PhD fellowships under EU-H2020-MSC-ITN: MarPipe Improving the flow in the pipeline of the next generation of marine biodiscovery scientists.
MarPipe is a consortium of 11 partners based in 8 countries (I, N, UK, D, B, IRL, E, NL), We will train 11 ESRs in the field of marine drug-discovery, providing these researchers with unique skills towards becoming experts in their research field and to advance their careers in academia or industry.
The consortium seeks outstanding candidates with a background in biology, chemistry, medical and industrial biotechnology. MarPipe PhDs will be trained in a programme including training-by-research, joint courses of technical, scientific and transferrable skills, active participation to public scientific events, and an intense inter-sectoral networking exchange plan.
The PhD students will thus be involved in all phases of the drug discovery pipeline (from isolation of new species to pre-clinical development of lead compounds) and will trained to overcome existing bottlenecks in this field (low yields of bioactive compounds, early dereplication, toxicity of compounds).