Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship

We invite excellent postdoctoral candidates to co-apply with the institute's top biomedical scientists for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF). The GIGA is a center of research excellence in the French Belgian region with an outstanding track record across biomedical topics including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, immunology, medical genomics, neurosciences and in silico medicine (

Interested applicants are advised to consult the website to learn about the research topics for which they would like to propose a research project. The MSCA-IF awards 2-year postdoctoral research and training grants to successful candidates.

Applicants must first comply with the mobility and experienced researcher qualification requirements.

For mobility eligibility:

  • Candidates residing/working in Europe cannot have resided or carried out their main activity in Belgium for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to 09-September-2020; or
  • Candidates residing/working outside Europe cannot have resided or carried out their main activity in Belgium for more than 3 years in the 5 years prior to 09-September-2020.

For experienced researcher qualification:

  • Candidates should, by 09-September-2020, either hold a doctoral/PhDqualification or have 4 years full time research experience.

Applicants are requested to email the following documents to with the subject: "GIGA-MSCA-IF-2020" latest by 03-July-2020:

  • Detailed CV, which includes the names and contact details of 3 reference persons;
  • "Research experience" document, a 1-page description of research and training activities already undertaken;
  • "Motivation" document, a 1-page presentation of one's envisioned research project indicating clearly the laboratory which one would like to join.

Preparation of a joint application with selected candidates will be done in collaboration with the suggested research supervisor and the GIGA Grants unit.

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