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Research positions open in a Marie Curie Research
Training Network.
“Drugs for therapy” is a Marie Curie Research and Training Network funded
by the EC that joins twelve outstanding European research teams with two
purposes of equal importance: 1) to provide optimal training facilities in the
area of research to early stage researchers and experienced researchers, and
2) the completion of a successful research project.
The full name of the research project is:
"High Throughput development of drugs for immunotherapy of autoimmune
diseases"
The aim of the project is the development of novel drugs for immunotherapy
of (auto) immune diseases. This requires a multidisciplinary approach.
Computational design based on identified lead compounds will have to be
followed by rational synthesis of compounds that, subsequently, require
rigorous testing in a diverse array of functional assays to assess functionality.
In subsequent rounds of improved design, synthesis and testing optimal
compounds can be selected for in vivo testing. The research training network
brings together experts in these disciplines, ranging from computational
modellers, organic chemists immunologists, and cell biologists to experts in
in vivo tracing of drugs.
The joint tasks are:
 Identification of drug targets
 Computational design of drugs
 Rational design of drugs
 In vitro testing of drugs
 In vivo testing of drugs in mouse models
For more details on the project visit the website www.drugs-for-therapy.org .
Within this network we have 2 positions for 3 years available for early stage
researchers (who have less than 4 years' research experience and do not
have a PhD) in the laboratories of:
Dr. Jacques Neefjes, Netherlands Cancer Institute/AVL, Amsterdam, the
Netherlands (email: [email protected])
Dr. George K. Papadopoulos, Epirus Institute of Technology, Arta, Greece.
(email: [email protected])
Candidates with master's degrees with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. It is necessary to have a grounding in biochemistry and structure of
proteins, and working knowledge of the rudiments of the immune system.
In general persons eligible for these positions need to be a national from an
EU Member State or an Associated State and not a national of the state of the
host organisation. For more details on these criteria see
http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/mariecurieactions/action/training_en.html (handbook)
Applications should be via e-mail and directly to the principal researcher in
whose laboratory you wish to work.
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