• Du 09 janvier 2023 au 31 mai 2023
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You are a postdoctoral researcher, and would like to expand your experience with a stay in a French research group ? You are ready for a new challenge and an international career? You would like to broaden your network and mature as an independent researcher ? Then the Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) from the Horizon Europe programme is made for you !

What is the "Springboard toward Marie Sklodowska Curie" ?

Nantes Université wishes to attract future MSCA Fellowship candidates and support them with their application. "Springboard to Marie Sklodowska Curie" is willing to help supervisors to find reliable European and international candidates as well as to codesign projects between the research candidate, the supervisor and the European grant office. Beneficiaries of this call of proposal will take part to an online training that will cover everything they need to know to propose a competitive MSCA-PF application.

Then a two-day stay* will be funded up to July 15th for meeting, training and support. Nantes Université will give the fellow the opportunity to come to Nantes for 2 days to meet his/her supervisor and work on the writing of the project. This grant cover the event expenditures up to 1000€ for EU countries and up to 2000€ for non-EU countries: travel, hotel and subsistence expenses (for 2 days and 2 nights). Visa fees are not covered.

* Visa: if a visa is required to come to France, it is strongly advised to make an appointment with the relevant authorities well in advance to obtain the document in time. You can find the relevant information here.

About the MSCA PF scheme

MSCA PF is a great option if you are a researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. This fellowships offer exciting new learning opportunities and a chance to add some sparkle to your CV.

A MSCA PF is based on the application of a researcher with a PhD (see Who can apply section) proposing a research training project and supervised by a supervisor from the host institution.

The goal of MSCA PF is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility.

MSCA PF are open to excellent researchers of any nationality. They provide funding for researchers (the grant usually covers up to two years salary, a mobility allowance, research costs) and overheads for the host institution.

Postdoc researchers submit proposals for funding together with their planned host organisation under the umbrella of their supervisor. Proposals are evaluated on research quality, the researcher’s future career prospects, and the support offered by the host organisation.

Why join Nantes Université as a researcher ?

Nantes Université is a higher education and research institution and one of the driving forces behind societal development. With a global and outward-looking culture, it promotes innovativeness and openness: open science, open research, open education, open innovation. Nantes Université has received the HR Excellence in Research Award and is already involved in various European projects, notably MSCA actions. This label underlines the institution's ambition to provide a quality working environment for its researchers. It represents an asset for developing national and international partnerships and facilitates access to European funding.

Who can apply?

Researchers who:

  • have completed a PhD or will complete it at the date of the EU call deadline,
  • have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research at the time of the EU call deadline,
  • have not 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 EU call deadline.
The EU MSCA PF 2023 call deadline is September 13th 2023.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying, please:

  1. In the list below, identify the priority scientific field, supervisor and laboratory you are interested in.
  2. Download and fill in the Application Form
  3. Send the completed Application Form by email to the supervisor and to the European grant office (europe.drpi@univ-nantes.fr). No application will be considered after April 14th but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as they will be evaluated as they arise.

Registration for this scheme does not imply automatic funding. Applications will be examined in the light of the MSCA PF evaluation criteria, both by your potential supervisor and by the experienced European Officers. The short-stay grant will be distributed among the selected candidate within the limits of the available budget. You should expect a feedback for your application no latter than May 15.

Which topics can be funded?

Oumeya ADJALI TARGET - Translational Research in Gene Therapy (INSERM JRU 1089)

Biotherapies, Gene therapy, viral vectors, AAV

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SUBATECH - SUBAtomic Physics and Associated Technologies Laboratory (CNRS JRU 6457) beta decay, gamma-ray spectroscopy, nuclear astrophysics, reactor physics, nuclear safety, Gamow-Teller strength, neutrino physics, nuclear instrumentations, scintillators ,exotic nuclei View here
Lénaïc LARTIGUE CEISAM - Research institute in Molecular Chemistry (CNRS JRU 6230)

magnetic nanoparticles, self-assemblies, nanomagnetism, exchange coupling, magnetic couplings, magnetic hyperthermia

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Patrick LE CALLET LS2N - Nantes Laboratory of Digital Sciences (CNRS JRU 6004) application of human vision modelling in image and video processing, Quality of Experience assessment, Visual Attention modelling and applications, Perceptual Video Coding and Immersive Media Processing, cognitive computing and machine learning by perception and applied to perception, Extended realities (VR, AR, MR) View here
Céline MARIONNEAU   L'institut du thorax research unit (Inserm JRU 1087 / CNRS JRU 6291) Nav1.5 channels, cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias, phosphorylation, interacting proteins, proteomics View here
Jérome MARTIN CR2TI - Center for Research in Transplantation and Translational Immunology

Immunopathology; chronic inflammatory digestive diseases; single cell techonologies; computational biology; system biology; human tissues; IBD; Gastric cancer

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Clémence QUEFFELEC CEISAM - Research institute in Molecular Chemistry (CNRS JRU 6230) photcatalysis, plasmon, nanoparticles View here
Arnaud TESSIER CEISAM - Research institute in Molecular Chemistry (CNRS JRU 6230)

Mutltistep synthesis, nucleosides, prodrugs, virology, rational drug design, chemical-biology

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Frédéric YERMIA SUBATECH - SUBAtomic Physics and Associated Technologies Laboratory (CNRS JRU 6457) Neutrino oscillation, Precise Measurement , Mass Ordering, JUNO experiment, synergy with other neutrino experiments View here