Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers for the program “Healthage”: Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in Health and Disease”

15 PhD positions are available for highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions as part of the new H2020, EU-funded, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Joint Training and Research Programme on Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in Health and Disease “Healthage”.

The HealthAge consortium was carefully designed to create a joint European program of excellence in training and research with a core intellectual focus on the functional role Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in Health and Disease. The Action addresses a major research topic with great socioeconomic impact in Europe, builds a well-structured multi-disciplinary European science area with strong links to the non-academic sector; together these attributes will provide young researchers with a unique skill set that will greatly enhance their future career prospects. The consortium is composed of 11 academic and 4 non-academic participants. We are now looking for 15 highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to work towards their PhD on Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in Health and Disease.

We offer:

  • a comprehensive, interactive and international training programme covering innovative and state-of-the-art approaches to the field of Lifespan Regulation Mechanisms in multiple organisms.
  • a series of research-specific, complementary and soft skills, that involve both the academic and industry sectors and are tailor-made to prepare young researchers for their future careers.
  • a competitive salary, which is adjusted for their host country.
  • a mobility allowance and a family allowance (where applicable) as part of the employment package.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicants can be of any nationality.
  • They should be within four years of the diploma granting them access to doctorate studies at the time of recruitment,
  • The applicant must not have resided for more than 12 months prior to the singing her/his contract in the country of the host institute.
  • Applicants should be proficient in written and spoken English.

Thank you for your interest. Successful applicants have been contacted directly by the Program Manager and all ESR positions have been now filled. 

Open positions:

ESR1: “Longevity assurance mechanisms and the DNA damage response” Björn Schumacher Group website  About the PI
ESR2: “Novel interactions between genes and nutrition in aged” Johan Auwerx Group website  About the PI
ESR3: “Identification of biological mechanisms that drive age-related protein toxicity” Ellen Nollen Group website  About the PI
ESR4: “Mitophagy in neuronal physiology and neurodegeneration during ageing” Nektarios Tavernarakis Group website  About the PI
ESR5: “The role of arginine metabolism in mTOR signaling during ageing and cancer” Michael Hall Group website  About the PI
ESR6:  “Role of telomeres in neuronal ageing” Eric Gilson Group website  About the PI
ESR7:  “Chronic inflammation and metabolic reprogramming during ageing” George A. Garinis Group website  About the PI
ESR8:  “The impact of genome instability in cellular senescence and ageing” Yosef Shiloh Group website  About the PI
ESR9:  “Phenotypic analysis of progeroid mice under dietary restriction and pharmacological interventions” Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou Group website  About the PI
ESR10:  “The role of Opa1-dependent mitochondrial cristae remodelling in age-related diseases” Luca Scorrano Group website  About the PI
ESR11:  “Development of senolytic strategies against age-related diseases” Manuel Serrano Group website  About the PI
ESR12:  “Development of novel bioinformatics algorithms to integrate multi-dimensional datasets for a systems biological view on ageing” Matti Nykter Group website  About the PI
ESR13: “Development of miniaturized DNA repair assays for animal models of ageing” Sylvie Sauvaigo Group website  About the PI
ESR14:  “Signalling and secretome analysis for biomarker discovery and compound evaluation during ageing” Leonidas Alexopoulos Group website  About the PI
ESR15:  “Evaluation of nutraceuticals against age-related diseases” Matteo Cornaglia Group website  About the PI