WNT-mediated signaling relay in stem cells and oncogenesis - from basic biology to applications

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria of Marie Curie Initial Training Networks apply. Only applicants who comply to the following conditions will be considered:

Conditions of mobility

Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers in a network:
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 country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Example A: a French researcher has moved to the Netherlands for the first time and has carried out research there for the last six months. He can be appointed within an ITN team in the Netherlands.

Example B: a Dutch researcher has spent 11 months in the Netherlands just prior to his appointment. Before that period he's been working in the UK for 3 years. Thus, he can be appointed in an ITN team in the Netherlands.
 

Conditions of experience

Early-stage researchers (PhD students) are those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (as a PhD student), either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.

Experienced researchers (Postdocs) must, at the time of selection by the host organisation: - EITHER be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it, - OR have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. In both cases, they should have less than 5 years of full-time equivalent research experience. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. The length of individual appointments for an ER will be at least 3 months up to 2 years. It should be noted that an individual researcher may not be recruited first as an ESR and subsequently as an ER in the same network.

Example C: a researcher has graduated with a first degree in biology in 2004 and would like to start her Ph.D. in 2007. She is eligible as an ESR within the ITN as she has less than 4 years of research experience and no PhD.

Example D: a researcher obtained her PhD after 3 ½ years. She is not eligible as an ESR within the ITN even though she has less than 4 years of research experience. However, she would be eligible to be appointed as an Experienced Researcher within the first five years of her career.

Example E: a researcher obtained her PhD after 4 years and subsequently worked in research for 13 months under a postdoctoral position. She would not be eligible to be appointed as an ER as her research experience exceeds the first five years of her career.

Example F: a researcher is in the process of writing up her Ph.D. after 4½ years of research and would like to apply for an appointment within an ITN. While she has not yet gained her doctorate, she would not be considered as an ESR due to her level of experience. However, she would be eligible for recruitment as an ER.