Criteria and principles


  1. Researchers must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment.
  2. In addition, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of recruitment for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the employment date.
  3. Admission to the programme is open to applicants who hold either 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS + 180 ECTS in a bachelor degree) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimum 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification), as required by the REP-BIOTECH partner universities for admission to doctoral studies. The above-mentioned degree must be obtained before the application deadline indicated in this call for applicants. Applicants must hold a master's degree (or equivalent) and be graduates in the following areas: veterinary, medicine, agriculture, biochemistry, animal sciences, biomedical or biopharmaceutical sciences.


  • Applicants are required to be proficient in the English language (B2 level). If English is not the mother language of the applicant, must provide a certificate from any recognized institution to prove B2 level or similar. Equivalence table is available at English proficiency of short-listed applicants shall be assessed during the selection interview (see Selection Procedure).