CINCHRON offers:

  • Generously funded positions (duration 36 months) for 15 Early stage researchers (ESRs), starting in September/October 2018 (but possible starting dates earlier or later can be considered depending on the university)
  • High profile research projects in an Innovative Training Network Program
  • Excellent facilities for research and education
  • Frequent network meetings (every 7-8 months), with courses and workshops delivered by international experts
  • Intensive contacts with international collaborators & secondments in other research laboratories
  • Possibility to visit and collaborate with the commercial sector

CINCHRON is looking for candidates that:

  • are highly motivated and talented
  • are able to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • are keen on intra-European mobility to perform PhD research abroad
  • have good communication skills

Selection criteria of the candidate:

  • fulfill the eligibility criteria for Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks (Horizon 2020)
  • have a Bsc or MSc degree in Life Sciences by September 2018
  • have some experience of molecular genetic techniques during the Bsc or MSc degrees
  • have obtained high grades during their studies
  • be fluent in English

Application procedure:

If you meet the eligibility rules and you would like to apply for a CINCHRON position, please send the following information (as one pdf file) to

  • Detailed CV (include information on your BSc and MSc studies, languages, achievements, expertise)
  • Application form, where you need to specify which CINCHRON projects you are applying for (up to 3, in order of preference), and provide contact details of 3 referees
  • Motivation letter, addressed to the CINCHRON selection committee, explaining your reasons for applying and why you should be considered

The applications will be assessed by the CINCHRON selection committee, in which all group leaders are represented. Candidates will be evaluated on originality, intellectual capacity and quality of CV and motivation letter. The selection committee also takes into account interdisciplinarity and international and gender balance. Potential (Skype) interviews will be arranged with the group leaders associated with the ESR projects.
For informal enquires please contact the Project Coordinator Prof Kyriacou.

Starting dates:  September/October 2018, but possible starting dates earlier or later can be considered depending on the relevant university.

For any questions please contact