The Eucor Upper Rhine Immunology doctoral programme (EURIdoc) offers 28 doctoral positions in immunology and biomedicine in a cross-border research network of the universities of Freiburg, Strasbourg, Basel and Karlsruhe.
The PhD research projects cover haematopoiesis, immune cell differentiation, innate and adaptive effector functions, immune-related diseases, infection and cancer immunity.
EURIdoc has been created by the immunologists of Basel, Freiburg and Strasbourg, who have been actively collaborating since 2017 as the Upper Rhine Immunology Group (URI-group). The programme is supported by Eucor – The European Campus, an association of the upper Rhine universities. Thus, through Eucor, EURIdoc receives funding from the Marie Sklodowska Curie “Cofund” action of the EU research framework program “Horizon 2020”. EURIdoc has a duration of 5 years and a total volume of 6.8 million Euros. Thus, through Eucor, EURIdoc has been selected to receive funding from the Marie Sklodowska Curie “Cofund” action of the EU research framework program “Horizon 2020”. EURIdoc has a duration of 5 years and a total volume of 6.8 million Euros.
Interdisciplinary and intersectoral training
The doctoral candidates benefit from the interdisciplinary structure of the program. Every doctoral candidate has a supervisor from their own university as well as a co-supervisor from another participating university. The different thematic specialization of the supervisors thus complements each other. In addition, doctoral candidates have access to technical platforms and training from all institutions. EURIdoc also involves industry through mentorships, seminars and research stays. The spectrum of industrial partner ranges from large pharmaceutical companies to SMEs and start-ups located in all three countries.
The new doctoral program also responds to the beyond-borders and networking expectations of young researchers. The 28 PhD students integrate a dynamic community of over 50 immunologists from basic and applied research from the three different countries. Integrated are the industrial partners and their research scientists. EURIdoc provides numerous occasions for networking and encourages international and networking experience beyond the upper Rhine Valley.