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PhD position on the physics of interactions between plant roots and mechanical obstacles starting in September 2018 in Paris (France)

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We are advertising a new Ph.D. position on the physics of interactions between  plant roots and mechanical obstacles starting in September 2018 in Paris (France). The project is well suited to a student with a strong background in physics or related discipline and with a keen interest in the study of biological systems. The deadline for application is the 28 February 2018. Further details on the project and how to apply can be found here: https://www.upto.paris/The-1st-Call.html (then select Plant-roots-interacting-with-mechanical-obstacles) or https://www.upto.paris/%E2%96%A0-Plant-roots-interacting-with-mechanical-obstacles.html

This project is one of the 15 projects which have been selected for this first call of the UptoParis Program (see below for the general message). We are sorry for multiple sendings.

Sincerely,

Evelyne Kolb

Assistant Professor UPMC
Laboratory PMMH - ESPCI
10 rue Vauquelin
75005 Paris – FRANCE

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This project is part of the ESPCI Paris* brand new international Ph.D. programme UPtoPARIS, project funded by Horizon 2020 MCSA-COFUND action. The UPtoPARIS programme of ESPCI Paris (France) will offer a unique environment to highly selected Ph.D. students expected to produce top-level scientific research.

The 1st International call for application will be open from January 2nd to February 28th 2018 on the project website. 10 Ph.D. positions are available for this call.

More information about the program, the Ph.D. subjects, and the selection process can be found on: https://www.upto.paris/

We would be grateful if you could forward the information to your graduates and students.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

 

* ESPCI Paris (https://www.espci.fr/en/ ) is a leading French “Grande Ecole” founded in 1882, educating undergraduate and graduate students through a program merging basic science and engineering, as well as a world-renowned research institution, covering the fields of physics, chemistry, and biology.

 

Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

• Citizens of any nationality may apply to the programme.

• At the time of the 1st call deadline, applicants must be in possession or finalizing their Master’s degree or equivalent/postgraduate degree.

• At the time of recruitment, applicants must be in possession of their Master’s degree or equivalent/postgraduate degree which would formally entitle to embark on a doctorate.

• Applicants in possession of their Master’s degree at the time of the 1st call deadline must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career (career breaks excluded) and not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. Career breaks refer to periods of time where the candidate was not active in research, regardless of his/her employment status (sick leave, maternity leave etc). Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.

• Applicants must fulfill the transnational mobility rule: incoming applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the 1st call deadline.

• Applicants must be available to start the programme on schedule (September 1st 2018)

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