APEX Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019
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APEX Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019

Applications invited for APEX Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 Notification. Apply Online Marie Sklodowska-Curie Cofund. Second call of APEX Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019. Check the details below:

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APEX is a postdoctoral fellowship Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) COFUND programme, based at APC Microbiome Ireland at University College Cork (UCC), and co-funded by H2020.

APEX is a new intersectoral training, career development and mobility fellowship which focuses on the research strengths and expertise of the Institute in the area of gut microbiota and their role in human health and disease.

The APEX programme will offer 20 prestigious two-year postdoctoral fellowships for incoming mobility across two calls over the 60 months duration of the programme. Call 1 is now closed where we awarded 10 fellowships and Call 2 opened January 2019. Submission of completed applications must be before or on the deadline of 9th April 2019 (13:00 hrs). If interested you must first send an Expression of Interest EoI Template to apex@ucc.ie.

Fellowships will be targeted at experienced researchers. (An experienced researcher must at the application deadline be in possession of a doctoral degree OR have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry).

All fellows will be hosted in an APC academic host organisation (University College Cork or Teagasc Moorepark ) and will be required to complete a mandatory secondment in a relevant industry host.

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Fellowships will be offered in the four thematic APC research areas of ‘Microbes to Molecules’, ‘Diet and Microbes at the Extremes of Life’, ‘Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis’ and ‘Host-Microbe Dialogue’. Adhering to the MSCA principle of ‘individual-driven mobility’, APEX applicants will have the freedom to choose their research topic (within the remit of the APC), their supervisor and their secondment organisation. Secondments will be relevant to the fellows’ research project and career development.

Fellowship Details:

The APEX Fellowships are open to experienced researchers of any nationality, resident anywhere in the world (provided the mobility eligibility criteria are met), seeking a prestigious career development fellowship in research of the gut microbiota and their role in human health and disease.

All fellows will be hosted in an APC academic host organisation (University College Cork or Teagasc Moorepark ) and will be required to complete a mandatory secondment in a relevant industry host.

The aim of APEX is to develop the next generation of scientific leaders who will gain hands-on experience developing cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial skills through individual research projects.

Applicants choose their research area (within the remit of APC), APEX supervisor, and secondment organisation in the non-academic sector.

Duration Of The Fellowship

  • The total duration of each fellowship is two years, commencing October 2018 (Call 1) and October 2019 (Call 2).
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Eligibility Criteria

To be considered eligible, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Applicants may be of any nationality.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Applicants must be Experienced Researchers. 

-An experienced researcher must at the application deadline be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

  • Mobility Requirements: International mobility is a core element of the APEX programme. -Applicants must be incoming fellows to Ireland and fulfil the mobility requirements:
  • -Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, study) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the Call deadline.
  • -For Career Restart and Reintegration: Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Republic of Ireland for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the call deadline.
  • Secondment Eligibility

Eligible secondment hosts are research performing non-academic organisations located anywhere in the world.

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Secondments must be 3 to 6 months in duration and can be a single period or split into short stays.

Secondments must be relevant to the fellow’s project and career development.

Project Eligibility:

Proposals must describe a research project to be implemented during a 2-year period.

Adhere to the ethical standards as stated in the programme documentation.

Include a secondment in the non-academic sector.

The topic must fall within the broad APC research themes –

  • Microbes to Molecules,
  • Diet and Microbes at the Extremes of Life,
  • Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis
  • Host-Microbe Dialogue.

Application Process:

  • Send an Expression of Interest to the APEX Programme Manager APEX@ucc.ie
  • Expression of Interest template can be found here EoI
  • Follow the application process steps to help you prepare your application: Preparation of APEX application
2019 INDICATIVE CALL SCHEDULE
Call 2 announcement22nd January 2019
Deadline for proposal submission9th April 2019
Call outcomeJuly 2019
Fellowship start dateOctober 2019

 

* Please note these dates are indicative and subject to change

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