International researchers can reach their APEX in Cork


APEX is a new postdoctoral  Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Cofund intersectoral training, career development and mobility fellowship which focuses on the research strengths and expertise of APC Microbiome Ireland in the area of gut microbiota and their role in human health and disease.

First call is now open: application deadline 9th April, 2018

The APEX programme will offer 20 prestigious two-year postdoctoral fellowships for incoming mobility across two calls over the 60 months duration of the programme. Fellowships will be targeted at experienced researchers. (An experienced researcher must at the application deadline (1st call: 9th April, 2018; 2nd call: 9th April, 2019), be in possession of a doctoral degree OR have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry).

All fellows will be hosted in an APC academic host organisation (University College Cork, Teagasc Moorepark or Cork Institute of Technology) and will be required to complete a mandatory secondment in a relevant industry host.  Assistance will be provided in securing this industry placement.

Fellowships will be offered in the four thematic APC research areas of ‘Microbes to Molecules’, ‘Diet and Microbes at the Extremes of Life’, ‘Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis’ and ‘Host-Microbe Dialogue’. Adhering to the MSCA principle of ‘individual-driven mobility’, APEX applicants will have the freedom to choose their research topic (within the remit of the APC), their supervisor and their secondment organisation. Secondments will be relevant to the fellows’ research project and their career development.

There will be two calls under the APEX programme, with application deadlines of April 2018 and April 2019, for start dates of October 2018 and October 2019 respectively.

There will be 10 fellowships awarded in this call.

For further information please see the APEX webpages at

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