The Pasteur - Paris University International Doctoral Program
HOMIN criteria for eligibility and selection process
Four laboratories will recruit students in the frame of the Initial Training Network (ITN) - European Union-Marie Curie Actions Funded-Program - HOMIN : « Host Microbe Interactions in Health and Disease : Interface with the Immune System ». This program aims at providing scientific education through the study of host-microbe interactions with particular focus on immune responses and vaccine development. Five institutions based in three European countries participate in the HOMIN program and will collaborate with an array of European academic and private associated partners.
The selection process integrates the rules of the Initial Training Networks (ITN) - Marie Curie Action and the procedure differs in several aspects from those of the PPU International Ph.D. Program (see below).
Students will be fully integrated into the Pasteur-Paris University (PPU) International Ph.D. Program.
Candidates interested in applying for this program :
- must have (or be in the process of obtaining) a master or equivalent university degree in Science, Medicine or related fields from a university outside of France that formally qualifies them to enter a Ph.D. in France.
- must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment.
- must be fluent in English (TOEFL and GRE scores can be indicated).
- must have less than 4 years of research experience after obtainment of his/her master degree or equivalent. The program targets students at the early stage of their research experience.
- must enter in the Program at the beginning of the 1st year of Ph.D.
Application and selection process
A. Application: Selection of and by a host laboratory
- Candidates choose their project of interest and contact the supervisor of this project by sending a motivation letter, CV and reference names.
- Each project supervisor asks complementary information and makes a pre-selection of candidates.
Dead line for applications is December 15, 2012.
B. Selection for interview.
- A selection committee formed by the project supervisors, faculty members of the Pasteur Paris University International PhD program and faculty members of the associated universities will evaluate pre-selected applicants on the basis of their academic qualification, previous experience and scientific potential. Applicants are expected to be among the top students qualified to enter a Ph.D. program in their home country. The committee will invite 3 candidates per laboratory to the interview at Institut Pasteur (Paris, France).
Invitations will be sent by January 31, 2013.
C. Interview and visit of the host laboratory and the institution
- Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview, oral presentation, and visit of the host laboratory and the Institut Pasteur.
Visit and interviews will take place the 3rd week of April 2013.
Candidates will present and be interviewed by a faculty committee formed by project supervisors, faculty members from the Pasteur Paris University International PhD Program and associated universities.
- A final selection of one candidate per lab and a waiting list will be established. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by the end of April 2013.