Open Positions

MedPlant is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) supporting a new generation of science researchers in biodiversity driven drug lead discovery. The network will be running for four years from October 2013 to 2017, and will enable 13 PhD (ESRs) and 2 postdoctoral researchers (ERs) to work collaboratively across disciplines to develop new approaches and technologies for selection and sustainable use of biodiversity resources for lead discovery and to develop new plant derived leads.

The successful candidates will participate in the MedPlant Marie Curie international training network and will work in a highly interactive international environment with other Marie-Curie PhD students, researchers, authorities, NGOs and industry. 

MedPlant positions available:

Position Title Host  Deadline
ER2 Predicting in vivo CNS activity. High content evaluation of physiological network-effects of complex plant extracts using Caenorhabditis elegans as model organism University of Bern  Call closed


Formal requirements and eligibility

Please make sure that you check the eligibility and mobility criteria of the Marie Curie Research Training Networks before you apply to ensure that you are eligible. See details in the calls for each position. 

  • The recruited researcher may have any nationality in the world as long as the rule of mobility is met.
  • At the time of selection by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.
  • Specific for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs, PhD positions). At the time of recruitment, it is a requirement that PhD candidates have not been awarded a doctorate degree and are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers.
  • Specific for Experienced Researchers (ERs, post.doc positions). At the time of recruitment, it is a requirement that post-doc candidates are in the first 5 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and already in possession of a doctorate (PhD) degree.