Website Innovative Training Network - Antiviral Immunometabolism

INITIATE (Innate-Immunometablism as Antiviral Target) is an Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission with the goal to train a new generation of young researchers in the emerging field of antiviral immunometabolism.

INITIATE is an Innovative Training Network funded under the Marie Curie actions of the European Commission.  The consortium brings together world leaders in virology, inflammation, innate immunity and immunometabolism to educate a new generation of research scientists in the emerging research field of Antiviral Immuno Metabolism

The consortium is now recruiting 15 PhD students – Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), each performing an individual research project at one of the partners.

We are looking for talented and highly motivated early career researchers educated in biology, infection & immunity, biochemistry or related subjects and experience in cellular biology, (bio)chemistry, immunology and/or virology. We expect dedication and enthusiasm for experimental research, combined with scientific curiosity and the capacity to teamwork in an interdisciplinary environment. Positions are open from August 1st 2019, until the positions are filled (at the latest January 1st 2020) and ESRs will be based in the Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, France or Italy.

Students will be part of a vibrant and stimulating international and inter-sectorial collaboration.  The INITIATE training programme will equip its PhD students with appropriate scientific and transferable skills, through related and interdependent research projects, interdisciplinary and intersectoral secondments, and network-wide training activities. Scientific training will be supplemented with workshops devoted to academia/industry collaboration, dissemination and public engagement, as well as the maintenance of a successful research environment.  Students will meet other students involved in the program during the network meetings, secondments and international meetings.


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