Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

14 Early Stage Researcher Positions in H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 “PEP-NET – Predictive Epigenetics: Fusing Theory and Experiment”

Humboldt Universität


The combination of quantitative experiments with predictive theoretical models to understand epigenetic regulation is immensely powerful but surprisingly rare. One of the greatest challenges to uniting biology and mathematics has been the barrier between disciplines, as education in the field has traditionally been mono-dimensional.
The network "PEP-NET – Predictive Epigenetics: Fusing Theory and Experiment", led by Professor Leonie Ringrose (Humboldt University, Berlin), will overcome these barriers by uniting 16 outstanding European academic laboratories and companies who have pioneered the successful combination of theoretical and experimental epigenetics. PEP-NET will train a generation of European researchers to combine quantitative experiments with predictive theoretical models, and to exploit this knowledge to answer both basic and applied questions in epigenetics research.

Applications are invited for 14 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) 3-year fixed-term positions to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) PEP-NET within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The starting date for those positions will be between June and October 2019.


Education Requirements
Bachelors and Master Degree or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, biological engineering, mathematics or physics. Master's degree or equivalent must be completed at the time of appointment. A high proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN eligibility requirements
• The positions are open to all nationalities.
• At the time of hiring (i.e. at the start of the contract), applicants may not have lived or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in the country in which they are hired, for more than 12 months in total in the 3 years immediately before the date on which they start their contract.
• Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) must, at the date of starting their contract, be within the first four years (fulltime equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.


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

Application details

Detailed descriptions of the ESR positions, the work locations and application process are available following these links: >>> PEP-NET

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