One Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is now available at INRA Montpellier as part of the Yeast Biotechnology Doctoral Training Programme, YEASTDOC.

What is offered:

  • A joint PhD research project based at INRA Montpellier, France and the University of Leicester, UK
  • Registration for a joint PhD
  • Collaboration with, and secondment to an industrial partner (Lallemand)
  • A comprehensive training programme in other skills including commercialisation
  • A 36 month employment contract on EU Marie Curie rates (€37,320k/pa + mobility allowance)

What is required:

  • Availability for immediate start is essential
  • An MSc degree in microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology or similar discipline
  • Demonstrated track record of motivation and high academic achievement
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Compliance with EU eligibility requirements * (see box below)
  • Willingness to undertake secondments and training with different partners
  • Excellent English language skills

*Applicants can have no more than 4 years research experience at the time of recruitment. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. Applicants must not have resided in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to recruitment. Please provide sufficient information on this point in your C.V. as priority will be given to applications where eligibility is clear. This is particularly important if there are gaps in your education or if you have lived in France in the last 3 years.

Next steps:
1. Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae  (in Europass format) and a short (half page) personal statement to, by 6th June 2019 mentioning ‘ESR position‘ in the subject line.
2. A Skype interview will be conducted in mid-June.
3. It is intended that the person selected would start as soon as possible i.e. July 2019