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16/11/2020.

Seven PhD projects are at offer to work at cE3c, among the several ones at offer in the Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Incoming frame sponsored by “la Caixa” Foundation. In the Incoming frame, for doing research in Portuguese institutions candidates must have resided in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last three years. The deadline for applications is February 4, 2021.

The Doctoral Fellowship Programme INPhINIT by “la Caixa” Foundation, in the Incoming frame, awards 35 PhD fellowships for students and researchers of any nationality who wish to pursue a PhD in Spain or Portugal in research centres of Excellence, such as cE3c, that joins this initiative for the second consecutive year.

The seven PhD projects available to work at cE3c are: (click on the title of each project to know more)

- Understanding the responses of fetal muscle stem cells and myoblasts to their niche in a mouse model for LAMA2-CMD, with supervision by Prof. Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir (solveig@fc.ul.pt) and co-supervision by Dr. Ana Rita Carlos (arcarlos@fc.ul.pt).

- Ecological assessment of national strategic groundwater ecosystems, with supervision by Dr. Ana Sofia Reboleira (asreboleira@fc.ul.pt).

- Disentangle symbioses: the role of the microbiome in lichen development and nutrition, with supervision by Prof. Cristina Cruz (ccruz@fc.ul.pt) and co-supervision by Dr. Silvana Munzi (ssmunzi@fc.ul.pt).

- Taming gut microbiota evolution to improve host health, with supervision by Dr. Ivo Chelo (immchelo@fc.ul.pt).

- Soil thermophilic bacteria in a rhizosphere environment, with supervision by Prof. Cristina Cruz (ccruz@fc.ul.pt) and co-supervision by Dr. Margarida Santana (mmcsantana@fc.ul.pt).

- Temperature coupling of sender/receiver acoustic communication in gobies, with supervision by Prof. Paulo Fonseca (pjfonseca@fc.ul.pt).

- Genomics of adaptation to global warming, with supervision by Dr. Pedro Simões (pmsimoes@fc.ul.pt) and co-supervision by Prof. Margarida Matos (mmmatos@fc.ul.pt).

More information about these and other PhD projects available at the Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme – Incoming is available here.

We recall that within the Incoming frame, for the research to be carried out in Portuguese institutions candidates must have resided in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last three years. The call for applications closes on February 4, 2021.

 

General information about the Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowship Programme

The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT ”la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory. Sponsored by ”la Caixa” Foundation, it is aimed at supporting the best scientific talent and fostering innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international students and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence.

This programme is divided into two different frames – Doctorate INPhINIT Incoming and Doctorate INPhINIT Retaining. More information about the Programme is available here.

The doctoral INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary opportunities for training on transferrable skills (in annual training sessions), temporary stays in industry, incentives upon completion of the thesis, among other elements that make these fellowships some of the most attractive and complete in Europe.

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