Early Stage Researcher Positions in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network SkinTERM – Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

(Rinkevich group vacancies: ESRs 7, ERs 8_ see website)

We are recruiting 2 highly motivated and excellent early stage researchers (ESRs) for the innovativeTraining Network “SkinTERM”, an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funded project.
SkinTERM stands for Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and aims to convert thenormal mode of skin repair into skin regeneration by delivering excellently and multidisciplinarytrained scientists able to take this research area to the next level. Today’s standard treatment of skinburns and large trauma is transplantation of autologous split-thickness skin. This carries a number ofserious drawbacks, including pain, mobility-limiting contractures and disfiguring scars.
SkinTERM aimsto address wound healing in a completely different way, recapitulating regeneration rather thanrepair. Skin organogenesis will be induced by key elements taken from the extracellular matrix offoetal skin and the skin of species that exhibit no scarring in the regeneration process, and byemploying (stem) cells from relevant cellular origins. The project aims to create a new generation of entrepreneurial, multidisciplinary and intersectorallytrained scientists with excellent career prospects in either academia, industry or government. Earlystage researchers trained in this programme will be able to drive this research area further towardsclinical translation in Europe.

More information on SkinTERM partners and individual ESR projects can be found at

Please ensure that you fulfil the following eligibility for ESR positions in H2020 MSCA-ITNs, as ineligible candidates cannot be considered:
•    The candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (e.g. work, studies, etc.) in the country of  the host institution  of interest (see individual project descriptions) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
•    The candidate must hold a Master’s degree, be in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree.
Furthermore, the candidate is expected to develop into an independent researcher and is
•    a team player able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary consortium
•    able to work independently and well-structured
•    proficient in written and spoken English
•    willing to move to the country of the host institution of interest and work for a prolonged period abroad as part of the planned secondments (see individual project descriptions)
•    Enrolment in local PhD training programme
•    Extensive SkinTERM cross-sectorial training programme including soft skill development and specialist techniques
•    Contract of 36 months at one of the host institutions
•    Attractive salary including a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if applicable, a family allowance as         specified in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Work Programme 2018-2020.
How to apply:
Application deadline: Please send your application before (1 month after publication date).
Application: Upload all documents via the APPLY link specifically for the ESR position that you are interested in.
You may apply for multiple ESR positions, but need to motivate for each position why you are interested in the particular position and what you can offer the project.  

Your application must include the following documents :
•    Motivation letter for the PhD position of interest
•    CV
•    Letters of recommendation (at least two)
•    Copies of diplomas, including grades
Note some ESR projects requires additional submission of the application documents via the host’s submission system.
Selection procedure: The first selection round will be an online interview with the representatives of the host institutions and of the secondments. The two best candidates will give a scientific presentation on a subject relevant for the ESR project.
Candidates will be selected based on:
•    Outstanding academic ability
•    Requested skills and experience for the ESR project of interest
•    Motivation of the application for the ESR position of interest

Starting date: Successful applicants are expected to start March 1, 2021.



PhD and Postdoctoral positions are available for motivated individuals who wish to identify fundamental principles of tissue/organ regeneration.

Positions are also available for technical assistants with expertise in molecular biology or mouse surgery techniques.

We are also encouraging Bachelor and Master students to join our lab for their thesis projects.

We offer an open and friendly environment and access to state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation and cutting-edge core facilities at the CPC and Helmholtz Zentrum München ( 

For more information, please directly contact Dr. Yuval Rinkevich (