Job Opportunity: HEalth data LInkage for ClinicAL (HELICAL) benefit

Apply by April 18, 2019!

HELICAL is an EU-funded Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) with 17 Academic Partners coordinated by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Dublin Ireland. The post is a PhD studentship to be appointed as part of the “HEalth data LInkage for ClinicAL benefit (HELICAL)“ H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 Innovative Training Network. HELICAL is offering 15 ESR positions who will undertake a three-year PhD studentship. This positions is in Ireland.


Job Description:

European researchers have made leading contributions to the large genomic, transcriptomic and clinical datasets from patients with chronic diseases. Advances in information science provide unprecedented opportunities for using these datasets to elucidate the complex biology of these disorders, its influence by environmental triggers, and to personalise their management. Currently, exploitation of these opportunities is limited by a shortage of researchers with the required informatics skills and knowledge of requisite data protection principles. HELICAL addresses this unmet need by developing a trans-sectoral and interdisciplinary training programme that provides 15 early stage researchers with training in analysis of large datasets, using autoimmune vasculitis as a paradigm, as comprehensive biological and clinical datasets are already available. The programme will be delivered through a multidisciplinary, trans-sectoral partnership of Academic and Industry researchers with expertise in basic biomedical researchepidemiologystatisticsmachine learninghealth data governance and ethics. Therefore, HELICAL exploits recent advances in data science to link research datasets with longitudinal healthcare records, based on the robust ethical foundation required for linkage studies using near-patient data, to address key experimental questions.

To Apply:

Click on the button below, choose the project you are applying for on the "Research Projects" tab, follow the link to the job post on the Euraxess website and e-mail the following documents to the indicated contact person:


a. Statement of motivation (max. 500 words)

b. 1-page CV (applications with CVs exceeding 1 page will be rejected) -including up to 5 most important publications

c. Internal Application Form Application