2 PhD scholarships (Strasbourg)

EURIDOL gathers interdisciplinary research teams from neuroscience (fundamental and clinical), pharmaceutical chemistry, human and social sciences, and psychology. All these teams do research on “Pain” from their respective disciplinary approach. EURIDOL Master and PhD Students register at the University of Strasbourg and have access to specific pain-related training.

The EURIDOL Graduate School of Pain of the University of Strasbourg (Unistra) offers 2 PhD scholarships for doctorates starting between October and December 2023. Each scholarship includes 36 months (3 years) payment according to the official Unistra PhD salary. In 2023, the monthly gross salary is 2044,12€. It will increase each year, according to the doctoral pay scale of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, applicable at the Unistra.

The laureates will:

  • register to the Doctoral School of Life and Health Sciences (ED414) of the Unistra
  • conduct their thesis work in one of the laboratories affiliated to the Graduate School for a period of 3 years

2 of the following proposed PhD projects will be funded:

  1. Development of light-gated PIEZO2 channels: A tool for investigating mechanical allodynia (Research in vitro then in animals; PhD director Thomas Grutter; UMR 7199 CAMB)
  2. Peptidergic control of sensory, affective and cognitive deficits induced by perinatal inflammatory challenges (Research in animals; PhD director Vincent Lelièvre; UPR 3212 INCI)
  3. Study of alterations in thermo-nociceptive perception in type 2 diabetes and prospects for improving the diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy (Research in Humans; PhD director André Dufour; UMR 7364 LNCA)
  4. Corticospinal control of nociception (Research in animals; PhD director Matilde Cordero-Erausquin; UPR 3212 INCI)
  5. Impact of neuropathic pain on the endogenous opioid system (Research in animals; PhD director Sylvain Hugel; UPR 3212 INCI)
  6. Impact of neuropathic pain on opiate treatment efficacy (Research in animals; PhD directors Yannick Goumon/Dominique Massotte; UPR 3212 INCI)
  7. Analgesic tolerance to delta-opioid receptor agonists: Deciphering the signaling mechanism involved and the role of the GPRASP1 protein (Basic research with in vitro and in vivo aspects; PhD director Sandra Lecat; UMR 7242 BSC)

Deadline: June 5th, 2023


Applications are open to citizens of the European Union or international students preparing or holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent) from a European university/school. Students from the University of Strasbourg are not eligible. Candidates to the “Concours B” of the Unistra Doctoral School of Life and Health Sciences (ED414) are not eligible.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted in English through the EURIDOL website.

Contact: euridol@unistra.fr


Doctoral pay scale of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Doctoral School of Life and Health Sciences (ED414)