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Open PhD positions for MSCA-ETN FOIE GRAS

European Training Network on Bioenergetic Remodelling in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is seeking to appoint an Early Stage Researcher (ESR, PhD fellow) within the FOIE GRAS European Training Network sponsored by the European Union H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, focused on metabolic mechanisms, biomarker discovery and treatments for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Details on the available individual ESR projects can be found at the FOIE GRAS website.

FOIE GRAS links extensive expertise in liver diseases, metabolism research, gut-liver crosstalk and science in society, hosted in distinguished universities and research institutions, together with biotechnological companies and one patient’s association, located in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Portugal. The ESRs will have access to this inter/multidisciplinary expertise, timely technology transfer know-how and international exchanges within an excellent training programme.

FOIE GRAS aims to:

  • Investigate how internal and external mediators underlying metabolic dysfunction, including hepatic bioenergetic remodelling and modified gut-liver crosstalk, influence NAFLD progression, to ascertain novel biomarkers and therapeutic /lifestyle targets and to develop and implement science in society initiatives.
  • Train a new generation of researchers, clinicians, biotech entrepreneurs, and science communicators, with a novel attitude and full understanding of the requests of academia, clinical practice, technological companies, and the societal challenges.

Applications must be submitted by February 17th, 2017, although the search will continue until all positions are filled. Final decision will communicated no later than April 15th with the contracts initiating in June 1st. The admission of ESRs follows the eligibility criteria in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. For additional information contact the ETN coordinator Dr. Paulo Oliveira,, at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra, Portugal.

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