Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Career Development and Mobility Fellowships in Medical Device Research and Development
MedTrain+ is the successor Industry-Academia Training, Career Development and Mobility Fellowship Programme at CÚRAM, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices to MedTrain+ (GA 101081457). The MedTrain+ Programme aims to enhance the creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative potential of researchers via advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. Fellows will be based at one of nine CÚRAM academic organisations: University of Galway (NUI Galway), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD), the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Dublin City University (DCU), National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). These three-year Fellowships include secondment to a non-academic research partner, located in any country of the world appropriate to further each fellow's research, training and career development needs. Two fellowship levels will be offered to 50 candidates over two calls, ensuring varying depths of experience: Level 1: The appointed candidate will have a doctoral degree and 0-4 years of postdoctoral research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas or will have > 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas. Level 2: The appointed candidate will have a doctoral degree and > 4 years of postdoctoral research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas or will have > 8 years of full-time equivalent research experience in the relevant CÚRAM research areas.
MedTrain+ Fellows will be recruited across two calls over the four-year duration of the programme (2022-2026). The first call for applications (25 fellowships) was completed on 14th August 2023. The second call will be open in 20th November 2023.
CÚRAM, the Centre for Research in Medical Devices, is a national, SFI funded, €68.4m research centre based out of the University of Galway. CÚRAM's prime objective is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat primary unmet medical needs. CÚRAM industry partners include Irish companies and multinationals in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors. CÚRAM’s vision is to be a global leader in creating and translating clinic-ready and patient-focused medical devices, develop the next generation of industry-relevant, publicly engaged researchers, and become an anchor for industry-applicable research.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Excellent Science programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Grant Agreement [Grant Agreement No 101081457] and in part from CÚRAM, Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices [under Grant Reference 13/RC/2073_P2]