Call for Applicants


How to apply

An application is only possible via the PROTrEIN online application form.

Candidates must complete the following sections:

· General Data
· Education
· Research Experience (~ 500 words)
· Scientific Interests (~ 1000 words)
· CV (upload of PDF)
· Motivation letter (upload of PDF)
· Contact details of 2 referees


Applications must be in English. Applicants may indicate 2 ESR projects which they would like to work on, ranking them in order of preference.

The upload of reference letters is not mandatory, but applicants should be aware that referees will be automatically contacted after submission and receive a questionnaire.

Candidates must provide all information before the deadline (31st of July 2021).
Candidates should ensure that referees answer the questionnaire until the 4th of August 2021.

Research Projects


Depending on the hosting institute, individual projects start between April and September 2021.


The positions are fully funded for 36 months by the European Commission under the H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network Programme.


Marie Curie ITNs provide a highly competitive salary to the ESR, including a competitive monthly living and mobility allowance and (if eligible) a monthly family allowance.

Further benefits

The ESRs will be involved in a Marie-Curie network with excellent opportunities for scientific and personal development.

These include:

  • – Regularly adapted personal career development plans.
  • – Funding for short stays at top-class research groups in the above-mentioned countries.
  • – Regular training events and meetings across Europe.

Find more details about the 2 open ESR positions and eligibility criteria here

View research projects
Eligibility criteria (PDF)