Fully Funded PhD Positions for Labex SIGNALIFE

Deadline: 31 March 2015
Open to: internationally, to holders of a Master’s degree who have achieved academic excellence 
monthly salary of €2020, tuition fees, installation allowance of €1700, free French classes


The International SIGNALIFE PhD program of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, in France,  is currently accepting applications for twenty 3-year PhD positions, which will start in September 2015.

The Labex (Laboratory of Excellence) SIGNALIFE is a collaborative research program in Life Sciences that involves the leading research laboratories of the area and supports 49 top-level research teams grouped around five major topics relating to cell signaling:

  • Cellular architecture of signaling pathways;
  • Plasticity and Signaling;
  • Stress Signaling;
  • Signaling in aging and disease progression;
  • New principles in signaling and applications.


In order to be eligible, applicants must have achieved academic excellence and  must hold or receive, before enrollment in the program (before September 14th, 2015), a university degree that qualifies them to enter a PhD or equivalent program such as a Masters 2 diploma. Besides a minimum of 6 months laboratory experience is essential.


The PhD thesis funding is for 3 years, although a possible 6 month extension may be offered at the end of the 3rd year. The scholarship includes a monthly salary of €2020, tuition fees and an installation allowance of 1700. Free French classes will alsobe provided for foreigners.


In order to apply you must complete the online application form. In addition you need to upload copies of Diplomas and certified transcript of courses. If you have not yet obtained your Master diploma, please send a provisional degree and grades of your current courses.

During the application process two letters of recommendations using downloaded PhD Evaluation Forms must be sent to: [email protected] by supervisors.

The application deadline is 31 March 2015. The selected candidates will be announced on June 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.

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