22/01/2019
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APEX: A Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship in Microbiome Science at APC Microbiome Ireland

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    APC Microbiome Ireland
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Ireland
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Mobility Incoming
  • DEADLINE DATE
    09/04/2019
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)

APC Microbiome Ireland has opened its postdoctoral fellowship programme (APEX) to bring international researchers to Ireland. This is the second call under the APEX programme.

APEX (APC Postdoctoral Excellence), which is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme, is an innovative, intersectoral and trans-disciplinary training, career development and mobility programme, which focuses on the research area of the microbiota and its role in human health and disease.

The aim of APEX is to develop the next generation of international scientific leaders who will gain hands-on experience and develop cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial skills through individual research projects with a mandatory secondment to a non-academic research partner during their two years of fellowship.

Fellowships will be offered in the four thematic APC research areas of ‘Microbes to Molecules’, ‘Diet and Microbes at the Extremes of Life’, ‘Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis’ and ‘Host-Microbe Dialogue’.

The fellowships are targeted at experienced researchers where the researcher must be in possession of a doctoral degree OR have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry. International mobility is a core element of the APEX programme. Applicants must be incoming fellows to Ireland and fulfil the H2020 mobility requirements.

This is the second call under the APEX programme. The submission deadline is 9th April 2019. There will be 10 fellowships awarded in this call. The call guidelines are available at http://apc.ucc.ie/apex/

Duration

2 years

Eligibility

To be considered eligible, applicants must fulfil the following criteria.

Applicants must be Experienced Researchers.

An experienced researcher must at the application call deadline (9th April 2019) be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry.

Mobility Requirements: International mobility is a core element of the APEX programme. Applicants must be incoming fellows to Ireland to fulfil the mobility requirements. Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.

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