This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956146.

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AGePOP “Drug Absorption in Geriatric Patients and Older People: a training network innovating drug development for the advanced age population” will train Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) as part of the Innovative Training Network of the European Commission.

Through individual research projects, 11 ESRs are guided by AGePOP to become pioneers in the drug development respecting the needs of specific age groups. All positions will allow the students to enrol on PhD degree programmes while being employed for 36 months in a beneficiary organisation. The interdisciplinary AGePOP consortium offers insights into academia, industry and clinics. The career perspectives of the ESRs will be further enhanced by technical skills, communication, project management, teamwork and other transferable skills, shaping them to be attractive employees not only in industry but also for academia and the healthcare sectors.

ESR Positions

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Essential Background: Master's degree or Diploma or Second state examination in Pharmacy

Host Institution: F. Hoffmann- La Roche AG, Switzerland

PhD Awarding Institution: Universität Greifswald, Germany

 

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Essential Background: Master's degree or Diploma or Second state examination in Pharmacy

Host Institution: Universität Greifswald, Germany

PhD Awarding Institution: Universität Greifswald, Germany

 

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Essential Background: Master’s degree in medical, biomedical sciences, bio-science engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, nutrition or other relevant MSc with an interest in nutrition, gastroenterology and physiology

Host Institution: KU Leuven, Belgium

PhD Awarding Institution: KU Leuven, Belgium

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Essential Background: Master's degree or Diploma or Second state examination in Pharmaceutical, Biomedical or Chemical Sciences

Host Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

PhD Awarding Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

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Essential Background: Master's degree or Diploma or Second state examination in Pharmaceutical or Biomedical Sciences

Host Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

PhD Awarding Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

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Essential Background: Master's degree or Diploma or Second state examination in Pharmacy

Host Institution: Universität Greifswald, Germany

PhD Awarding Institution: Universität Greifswald, Germany

 

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Essential Background: Master's degree in pharmaceutical or (bio)medical sciences or equivalent

Host Institution: KU Leuven, Belgium

PhD Awarding Institution: KU Leuven, Belgium

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Essential Background: Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or in Biomedical Sciences

Host Institution: KU Leuven, Belgium

PhD Awarding Institution: KU Leuven, Belgium

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Essential Background: Master's degree or Diploma or Second state examination in Pharmaceutical or Biomedical Sciences

Host Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

PhD Awarding Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

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Essential Background: Preferably Master´s degree in a project-related field (e.g. Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Delivery, Industrial Pharmacy)

Host Institution: Merck Healthcare KGaA, Germany

PhD Awarding Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

 

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Essential Background: Master's degree (or equivalent graduation) in relevant area (e.g. pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences, natural sciences, medicine, engineering, and/or mathematics)

Host Institution: Bayer AG, Germany

PhD Awarding Institution: KU Leuven, Belgium

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What We Offer

The successful candidates will benefit from an international scientific network of academic partners with research excellence in oral drug products, researchers from leading pharma companies as well as individual and network-wide training modules, including transferable skills courses. Furthermore, each ESR will be supervised by an Industry-Academia supervisory team consisting of at least one supervisor from each field. The ESRs will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations of Early Stage Researchers.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent that qualifies for doctoral studies.
  • Proof of English proficiency as communication and teaching language throughout AGePOP is English (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or similar test, not for native speakers).

Eligibility Criteria

Specific Eligibility Criteria of the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme:

  • At the time of recruitment, the applicants should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Mobility rule: At the time of recruitment, applicants should not have resided or carried out main activity (studies, work, etc.) in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date.

Further eligibility criteria are detailed in the individual job descriptions.

Applications

Complete applications in English should include a motivation letter, full CV, transcripts, English language proficiency certificate(s) (not for native speakers), and two recommendation letters or complete contact information of two referees, and should be submitted by email as a single pdf-file to apply@agepop.eu.

  • Please clearly indicate in the subject line which position you are applying for, e.g. ‘AGePOP application: ESR 02, ESR 05, ESR11‘.
  • The PDF form ‘Eligibility Check‘ must be filled in and submitted with your application.
  • All applications have to be submitted to the above address by 31 March 2021 at 23:59 (CET).

Please note that applications are handled confidentially but may be shared with the supervisors in the project, if necessary.