OPENING for 4 “Stavros Niarchos Foundation – FORTH Fellowships” for Ph.D. candidates for Institute for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

P.N. 10241 Heraklion, 30/10/2017

The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) of the Foundation for research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the framework of the project ARCHERS, which is funded by an exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is seeking to recruit 4 Ph.D. candidates. The project aims at reducing or even reversing the brain drain by providing high quality research opportunities to young scientists of Greek origin.

Job Description The Ph.D. candidates awarded these Stavros Niarchos Foundation – FORTH fellowships are expected to perform high quality research within one of the research areas, in which FORTH-IMBB excels both on the national and the international level ( More specifically, the domains of interest in the present project are the preservation of cultural heritage and the science and innovation in the areas of environment, clean energy and health. Fellows selected by IMBB are expected to join a research group working in one of diverse areas of the Biosciences.

Eligibility Criteria
i. B.Sc. or M.Sc degree in Biomedical Sciences or related fields
ii.Good knowledge of Greek and English language

Evaluation Criteria
i.Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of the undergraduate studies
ii.Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of the M.Sc. studies
iii.Publications in scientific journals
iv.Participation in national and international conferences
v.Quality of the proposed project
vi.According to international practice, the academic age will be taken into consideration as a selection criterion. The fellows should have started/or be about to start their Ph.D. studies. Preference will also be given to Ph.D. candidates, who are under 30 years old.

Location: IMBB-FORTH, Heraklion Crete and Ioannina Epirus, GREECE Envisage Start Date: 01/01/ 2018
Duration of appointment: 12 months (with possibility of extension according to the needs of the project). Application Submission Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than the 27 of November 2017, 23:59 local time (Greece) to the address (

In order to be considered, the application must include:
i.Filled-in Application Form
ii. Detailed curriculum vitae (CV) of the candidate
iii.Research Proposal (maximum 5 pages, excluding references)
iv.Copies of academic titles/transcripts
v.Language certificates
vi.Two reference letters

Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection

Contact For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact Mrs. Georgia Choulaki, strictly between 11:00 and 13:00 (, tel. +30 2810 391110).

Selection Announcement The result of the selection will be announced on the website of IMBB-FORTH ( Candidates have the right to appeal the selection decision, by addressing their written objection to the IMBB-FORTH secretariat within five (5) days from the results announcement on the web. They also have the right to access their evaluation. The information related to the selection procedure will be available at the secretariat of IMBB-FORTH in line with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.

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