14 Marie Curie Pre-doc Fellow Positions in Biostatistics

MEDIASRES Marie Curie Initial Training Network (EU FP7 project)

14 ESR training positions (PhD candidates) in Statistical Methodology for Diagnostic/Prognostic and Therapeutic Studies and Systematic Reviews for 36 months fulltime

Closing date for applications: 25th of April 2012/for positions not filled this call remains open.

Intended starting date for the positions is between May and September 2012.

We are now inviting applications for 14 FP7 Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow positions from bright, highly motivated graduates with a Master degree in Biostatistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology or equivalent who are strongly interested in statistical methodology in clinical research. Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Desired backgrounds include programming and practical experience in data analysis. Good communication skills are crucial. The ideal candidate combines these skills and should be willing to participate in international cooperation. Publication of the research performed in the network is expected. Please note that there can be project-related specific requirements which are specified at www.mediasres-itn.eu/projects.

“Early stage researchers” are candidates in possession of a relevant Masters degree (or close to obtaining it) with not more than 4 years of full time research experience. Each ESR will embark on a PhD program. We are seeking to offer employment contracts with full social security coverage, with living allowance and maximum duration of full-time employment within MEDIASRES of 3 years. You can expect a competitive salary; tuition fees will be covered/included.

Your Benefits

We offer a unique integrative international research environment where world-leading scientists from academic institutions as well as from the pharmaceutical industry will integrate accepted applicants into their research teams. Beyond technical training in key areas, personal development and research management training will be made available. The ESRs in the MEDIASRES training network will be trained according to an individually supervised, comprehensive and complementary program composed of the individual research project, methodological courses offered at each partner site, face-to-face network wide training events, online-activities, transferable skill courses and close interaction with a clinical advisor. In order to receive complementary training on their respective topics, appointed researchers are expected to spend a secondment period of 3-6 months in a network partner institution.


If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your application only through our central online-tool available at www.mediasres-itn.eu/application before the closing date for applications. For further information including project descriptions and specific project-related requirements please check www.mediasres-itn.eu.

Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Selected candidates may not have spent more than 12 out of the last 36 months in the host country before appointment (see www.mediasres-itn.eu/info/eligibility for details). Please note that you will need a living and work permit for the host country.