ESR 15 position

MSCA ITN funded project “DohART-NET” focusing on effect of altered conditions during the periconceptional (PC) period of development in humans, including babies born from assisted reproduction (ART, “test-tube”) interventions, and from diabetic, obese mothers. The DohART-NET project integrates pre-clinical (animal and stem cell-models) and clinical studies and apply data linkage, bioinformatics and network science for the identification and validation of mechanisms of diseases common in early development. The project will promote efficient disease prevention and potential personalised therapeutic interventions in both the general and ART populations to overcome adverse disease pathways. DohART-NET will train 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) students on this important topic much needed to improve public health over several generations, and it will integrate pre-clinical, translational clinical and in silico modeling approaches. The ESRs will strongly benefit from a network of internationally recognized scientists and the participation of companies with relevant interests and expertise in the field.

DohART-NET Network: BioTalentum Ltd. (Hungary), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Manchester (UK), University of Southampton (UK), Erasmus University Medical Center (Netherlands), CeMM (Austria), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), MWM GmbH (Germany), Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (Belgium), IVI Valencia (Spain)

Job Title:Early stage researcher position (ESR15)

Application Deadline: 1st February 2023

Recruiting Institution: BioTalentum Ltd. – Gödöllő, Hungary


The applicant will participate in a multidisciplinary Marie Sklodowska Curie Initial Training Network EU H2020 project with activities focused on transcriptomic and proteomic changes in iPSC-derived cell culltures after different compound exposures.

Brief description of the project:

The general aim of our research project is to gain more insight into the influence of early life events, (assisted reproductive technologies, chemical exposures, environmental factors etc) on the developing human fetal epigenome and later life diseases.

The ideal candidate should have knowledge in programming and bioinformatics. We are looking for a motivated person interested in mastering the bioinformatics part with the ability to work independently. Insight in standard molecular biology processes of gene expression, iPSC-based cell culture and differentiation is an asset.

Marie-Curie EU projects are training networks: the position offered is a great opportunity to gain experience in the exciting field of iPSC-based technologies and is very well suited for either a MSc-graduate with a passion for research but no interest in a PhD (yet), or for PhD students that want to extend their research topic and gain experience in a related field before finishing their PhD. The opportunity to study in a small enterprise is a major asset for later industrial career track employments.


The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 10 months in the Marie-Curie EU project (Regular employment contract). The EU project is well-paid: the candidate will receive a Monthly Living Allowance plus a Mobility Allowance compliant with the applicable EC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-ITN general conditions.


Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • have a background in bioinformatics and biology related sciences
  • have not been awarded a PhD already
  • have less than 4 years of full time employment after obtaining the MSc or equivalent qualification (see below) – including any period of research experience at the signature of the contract
    (This is measured from the date when the degree was obtained, which formally entitles the candidate to embark a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained, or in the country in which the research training is provided. Degree: MSc, MD, DVM and BSC in some countries.)
  • at the time of selection, the candidate must have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization/recruiting institution (Hungary) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to selection. Short stays such as holidays are not considered.
  • excellent knowledge of spoken and writtenEnglish
  • excellent communication and team working skills

How to Apply and further details:

Follow the below steps to submit your application. Please note all the uploaded documents should be written in English and should be in PDF format.

  1. Please answer the eligibility questions
  2. Fill in the required fields
  3. Upload your CV
  4. Upload your motivation letter describing research career goals, skills and experience

Are you interested?

Please answer our questions:

    Do you have resided or carried out your main activity outside of the host institution's country for more than 12 months in the 3 years?

    Are you in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research careers, starting at the date of obtaining your masters degree (or similar)?