Recruitment Ph.D positions

The ALLPreT MSCA Doctoral training network aims to train the next generation of scientists who can tackle the challenges of the current food allergy assessment of novel food products, by unravelling the mechanisms behind food allergy and applying multivariate statistics to find patterns that are predictive for allergenic potency.

The ALLPreT doctoral training network will link to local graduate schools providing training on core aspects of food allergy risk assessment, allergy, immunology, protein chemistry, bioinformatics, in vitro/in vivo/in silico models, and transferable skills.

Do you want to contribute to the development of new tools for the prediction of allergenicity of novel foods and food proteins and enable the production of new and safe food for the future?

If you have knowledge within the area of allergy, immunology, biostatistics, and/or protein-chemistry as well as have experience working with in silico in vitro or in vivo models and are looking for a PhD fellowship opportunity to put your skills into practice, you have it right here.

ALLPreT offers 10 Ph.D. positions (ESR) in The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Serbia, Denmark and Bulgaria.

The call for applications for the ALLPreT Ph.D. positions is closed! 

Requirements for all Ph.D candidates uitklapper, klik om te openen

Following the Horizon EuropeEC Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, the following eligibility criteria apply:

  • The position is part of the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie project ALLPreT (No 101072377).
  • At the time of commencing their employment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their (recruiting) host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years (36 months) before their recruitment date.
  • Applicants must not have been awarded a doctoral degree on the first day of their employment contract. This research experience is measured from the date when they obtain the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Research experience is measured on the first day of the researcher's employment contract.
  • The applicant should have a relevant master degree or equivalent at the start date of the employment. 
  • The MSCA DN eligibility criteria apply and will be verified during the application process. For more information on MSCA, please see: Home | Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (

In addition, we seek:

  • Excellent proficiency in oral and written English language,
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team. Excellent communication skills and cooperation skills are required,
  • An inquisitive mindset, accuracy, and self-reliance. You are required to be flexible and mobile, including willingness to travel to other partner institutions for 1-4 month lab exchanges (secondments),
  • High interest in training opportunities by supervisors from different institutes, disciplines, and sectors,
  • High motivation to contribute to disseminating results and outreach to specialists and the general public.


In ALLPreT, each recruited Ph.d candidate will have two mandatory exchanges (secondments) with partner organisations for a duration of several weeks to months to learn new techniques integral to their projects. During the secondments, the researchers will keep their contract with their host organisation, while the travel and subsistence expenses are paid for. During their secondment, researchers receive supervision and training at the premises of the receiving organisation. Secondments are differentiated from short visits, i.e. of a few days and are mandatory. If you apply for one of the positions (max. 2) you accept that you will be seconded to other organisations during your contract.


Application procedure uitklapper, klik om te openen

Candidates can apply for a position using the 'apply now' button (or, in case of ESR 2, 3 and 10, follow the process as indicated in the specific ESR descriptions) on the 'recruitment page of the ALLPret website'. Applications received via other channels are not taken into account.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A motivation letter (1-page maximum), please include in your letter alternative ESR positions of interest to you if not selected, if any.
  • A CV
  • Any additional requested files as indicated in the individual ESR descriptions!

Please note that candidates can apply to a maximum of two ESR positions.

Researchers (Ph.D candidates) will be selected following an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial, and equitable selection procedure. ALLPreT pays special attention to Gender Equality in research and to applications of scientists with refugee status (cf. the science4refugees program).

The consortium commits itself to adhere to the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the 'Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers (Charter and Code) to the MSCA Green Charter and will take into account the MSCA Guidelines for inclusion of researchers at risk.

More information about the ALLPreT project

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