We are inviting applications to our INSPIRE programme, where we are offering 10 (2-year) postdoctoral fellowships.
INSPIRE (INnovative Sustainable Development InterdisciPlinary Post-Doctoral Research Excellence), is a postdoctoral research programme that is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. INSPIRE is hosted by APC Microbiome Ireland, the Science foundation Ireland centre for Microbiome research.
The INSPIRE programme aims to lift the next generation of scientific leaders to the forefront of leading microbiome research. APC is also committed to research that aligns closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). INSPIRE seeks to build on APC’s experience by encouraging the next generation of Experienced Researchers (ERs) to tackle global societal challenges related to food systems and health, such as anti-microbial resistance (AMR), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and Sustainable Food System (SFS).
Proposals must describe a research project to be implemented during a two-year period and include a secondment in the non-academic sector. The research topic must be aligned with one of the APC research themes and address a societal challenge in the spheres of health and/or food. Refer to APC Themes overview and SDGs for information about the APC's four core research areas and SDGs.
The selection process will follow open, transparent and merit-based procedures in order to ensure that applications are evaluated in a competent and impartial manner. The selection process will be comprised of an international peer review and an interview stage.
You are strongly encouraged to read the programme's Call 2 documents (Application Guidelines, Terms and Conditions and Frequently asked questions). These are available on the programme's website.
Applications must be submitted in PDF format, to the INSPIRE Email address [email protected]
with the subject heading Call 2 on or before the deadline of November 22nd 2023, 13:00 GMT. Applications cannot be accepted after this time.