International PhD Position Programme in France, 2018


The Institute Curie is seeking enthusiastic, intellectually curious and team-oriented applicants for its PhD Position Programme. The successful applicants will work on the research project  “Identifying novel molecular regulators of human monocyte differentiation”.

The objective of the PhD project is to identify novel molecular regulators governing monocyte fate commitment, and mo-DC versus mo-Mac differentiation.

Institute Curie is one of the leading medical, biological and biophysical research centres in the world.[citation needed] It is a private non-profit foundation operating a research centre on biophysics, cell biology and oncology and a hospital specialized in the treatment of cancer.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 18, 2018
  • Course Level: The position is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The PhD project “Identifying novel molecular regulators of human monocyte differentiation”
  • Scholarship Award: The project will benefit from our established international collaborations with single-cell RNA-Seq analysis experts (Nir Hacohen, Broad Institute).
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants from any nationality can apply for the position.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. Applicants must not have lived or worked in France for more than 12 months during the past 3 years prior to the closure of the call (January 18th, 2018).
  2. Applicants must own a Master’s degree (or be about to obtain one) or have a university degree equivalent to a European Master’s (5-year duration) to be eligible.
  3. Applicants must have earned this degree between January 1st, 2016 and September 30, 2018.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can apply via online mode.

How to Apply:

  • A CV,
  • A motivation letter,
  • A copy of the high school degree,
  • A copy of the university degrees including the Master’s degree or equivalent 5-year university degree (translated by the applicant in English),
  • A copy of the university grade transcript from the Master’s degree or equivalent 5-year university degree (translated by the applicant in English),
  • 2 recommendation letters. Referees must have submitted their recommendation letters by the end of the call. We strongly advise applicants to contact their referees as soon as possible so that they have enough time to upload the recommendation letter online. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the 2 recommendation letters are sent before the end of the call.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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