The University of Radboud invites highly motivated and excellent early-stage researchers (ESRs) for the Innovative Training Network “SkinTERM”, an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funded project.
SkinTERM stands for Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and aims to convert the normal mode of skin repair into skin regeneration by delivering excellently and multidisciplinary trained scientists able to take this research area to the next level. Today’s standard treatment of skin burns and large trauma is the transplantation of autologous split-thickness skin. This carries a number of serious drawbacks, including pain, mobility-limiting contractures and disfiguring scars. SkinTERM aims to address wound healing in a completely different way, recapitulating regeneration rather than repair. Skin organogenesis will be induced by key elements taken from the extracellular matrix of foetal skin and the skin of species that exhibit no scarring in the regeneration process, and by employing (stem) cells from relevant cellular origins.
The project aims to create a new generation of entrepreneurial, multidisciplinary and intersectorially trained scientists with excellent career prospects in either academia, industry or government. Early-stage researchers trained in this programme will be able to drive this research area further towards clinical translation in Europe.
Start Date: March 1, 2021
Duration: 3 years
Successful candidates will enjoy an attractive salary including a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if applicable, a family allowance as specified in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Work Programme 2018-2020.
Candidate should meet the following requirements:
- Must hold a Master’s degree.
- Be in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree.
- Able to work independently and well-structured.
- Willing to move to the country of the host institution of interest and work for a prolonged period abroad as part of the planned secondments.
- Proficient in written and spoken English.
The following documents should be included in the application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter for the PhD position of interest.
- Copies of diplomas, including grades.
- Letters of recommendation (at least two).
Application Deadline: December 21, 2020
For more information and application, visit the official site.