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PhD positions in training programme about technologies for restoring vision in blind patients (ENTRAIN VISION)

Deadline: 13 April 2020

ITN/MSCA

Blindness is the most feared handicap leading to the greatest exclusion from society by reducing patient autonomy and mobility. Clinical trials have demonstrated the possibility to regain some useful vision with retinal prostheses in patients having lost photoreceptors. New approaches are entering into clinical trials such as photovoltaic implants, optogenetic therapy and even cortical prostheses for patients having lost eye to brain connection.

In the ENTRAIN VISION project, the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will work on these innovative technologies for restoring vision in blind patients. Their training in academic institutes or industry will be completed by several secondments, including at least one at an industry partner. In addition, several summer schools will address scientific subjects on vision restoration and transferable skills in technology transfer, clinical trials, start-up creation, and communication to the media.

Candidates must be in the first four years of their research career and not hold a PhD. They must not have resided in the country of their host organization more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to their recruitment.

Each early stage researcher will work on a different topic in a institution from the consortium, as their PhD project.

The list of available positions can be read at the website of the project.

The ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. The salary includes a generous living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance. The ESR will be contractually employed for 36 months by their host institution and will be covered under the social security scheme of the enrolling country.

Deadline: 13 April 2020

(Vía Euraxess América Latina y el Caribe)

[Boletín SIUN 477, 12 de marzo de 2020]

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