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INTERNATIONAL PhD PROGRAM - 25 PhD positions in Cell Signaling
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice Sophia Antipolis
Cell Biology / Development Molecular Biology Botany / Plant Science 
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The International SIGNALIFE PhD program of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis is currently accepting applications for twenty-five 3-year PhD positions which will start in September 2016.


Labex SIGNALIFE - Presentation


The scientific laboratory of excellence “Labex SIGNALIFE” is comprised of 6 leading research institutes from Nice, France with the participation of 49 top-level research teams. The research teams are grouped around five major topics relating to Cell Signaling in Biology:


1) Cellular architecture of signaling pathways (8 PhD projects)

2) Plasticity and signaling (4 PhD projects)

3) Stress signaling (4 PhD projects) 

4) Signaling in aging and disease progression (13 PhD projects)

 5) New principles in signaling and applications (4 PhD projects)


International PhD program - description


The Labex SIGNALIFE is currently seeking applications from outstanding students in the Life Sciences for a total of 25 highly competitive, fully funded PhD positions in the area of Cell Signaling. Students can choose among 33 PhD possible projects. Our program offers a comprehensive package of additional training activities throughout the duration of the thesis to provide students with a range of skills important for a successful career in science. All classes will be in English. The arrival and installation of each student will be aided and accompanied by a dedicated PhD Program Officer. The monthly gross salary will be 2020 € and provides social benefits. In addition, an installation allowance of 1700 € upon arrival will be provided. Tuition is free. This 3-year PhD program starts September 2016




Candidates must have achieved academic excellence and be highly motivated to pursue a PhD project in one of the above research areas. Applicants must hold or receive, before enrollment in the program, a university degree that qualifies them to enter a PhD or equivalent program such as a Masters 2 diploma. A minimum of 6 months laboratory experience is essential.


Further information about the PhD program, detailed descriptions of the available PhD projects, the
selection process, as well as the application procedure, is available at

Application deadline: April 1st, 2016

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Posted on: 19 February 2016Deadline to apply: 01 April 2016Start Date: 19 September 2016 Duration: 36 months
The Fund category is Public Funding - Region (State) and the salary is 20-25k€ annual gross
Doctoral School is Life Sciences, Health, Agronomy, Environment in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region.

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