Marie Curie Initial Training Network TECAS - PhD Positions in Heart Valve Tissue Engineering available

Marie Curie Initial Training Network TECAS - PhD Positions available


European Doctoral Academy in Regenerative Engineering

Marie Curie Initial Training Network

TECAS: Tissue Engineering Solutions for Cardiovascular Surgery

Marie Curie Doctoral Fellowships

13 Doctoral Fellowships in 6 European Institutions collaborating in a new FP7-PEOPLE Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN): TECAS (Tissue Engineering Solution for Cardiovascular Surgery) www.mh-hannover.de/tecas-itn.html.

The TECAS-ITN integrates the major European investigators and experts in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with a view to establishing a European Doctoral Academy, which facilitates the cross-disciplinary and inter-sectorial training, and career development of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the field.

TECAS-ITN is looking to recruit 13 ESR Fellows, with backgrounds ranging from physical sciences and engineering to life sciences and medicine, who will follow a cross-disciplinary and inter-sectorial research training programme in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Each ESR Fellow will perform an individual research project that is placed along the inter-sectorial innovation pipeline of a number of tissue engineering products and technologies, addressing the clinical needs of cardiac valve repair and replacement, myocardium reconstruction and patch graft angioplasty of the great blood vessels. The research training is supervised by a consortium of 5 academic/clinical, 2 industrial and 1 regulatory agency Partners with wide expertise in basic science, clinical research, translation and standardisation of tissue engineering technologies. Full descriptions of the research projects available can be found at www.mh-hannover.de/tecas-itn.html.

Each Doctoral Fellowship covers a 3-year research position in the frame of a PhD degree. The training of the ESR Fellows will be complemented through project-specific Exchange secondments to other TECAS-ITN Partners collaborating on a specific Fellowship, Clinical secondments to tissue/organ banks of the clinical Partners, Industrial secondments to industrial Partners and Laboratory secondments to academic institutions outside the TECAS-ITN, as well as through an extensive curriculum of academic and transferable skills courses. The Fellowships are open to outstanding international candidates and provide a generous gross salary of €38,000 per annum plus research expenses, mobility and career development allowances, and full tuition fees.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences or Medicine.

Application deadlines: March 31, 2013 (first round) and June 30, 2013 (second round)

Expected starting dates: May 2013 (first cohort) and October 2013 (second cohort)

Further information on eligibility and the application process can be found in our website at www.mh-hannover.de/tecas-itn.html.