16 April 2013

12 PhD and 2 experienced researcher positions available!

The Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) on Developmental and Computational Biology (DevCom) offers a total of 12 PhD student positions (so-called early stage researchers) and two experienced researcher positions at eight European partners.

Project aim

To elucidate embryonic gene regulatory- and developmental networks (chromatin, regulatory sequences, transcription factors), associated with disease, by integrating molecular, developmental, statistical and computational approaches, and advancing a systems level understanding of vertebrate embryonic development.

What do we offer

  • DevCom fellows will be trained to bridge the gap between developmental and computational biology.
  • State-of-the-art multidisciplinary training through high-end workshops at experienced institutes and exchange projects between European labs.
  • Disciplines and research areas: embryonic anatomy and development, genomic profiling, sequence conservation and evolutionary relationships of regulatory elements, imaging, genetic and chemical screens, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, chemo-informatics, statistics and computational modeling.
  • Improvement career perspectives by developing broad and complementary skills: management, communication, writing, dissemination, intellectual property and entrepreneurship.
  • DevCom fellows receive highly competitive salaries/stipends and are eligible to receive an additional mobility allowance.


The DevCom ITN starts September 2013. PhD Fellows will start within the first 6 months. Experienced researchers can start later, for a total period of 24 months.