PhD positions

The institute hosts several PhD students from the University of Strasbourg or in co-supervision with other universities.

The PhD theses are funded by doctoral contracts obtained at the Doctoral Schools' competitions, or by research grants obtained by the teams.

You can find more information on the PhD at the University of Strasbourg and the competitions for doctoral contracts on the websites of the Doctoral Schools:

Funded PhD positions

There are currently no openings for funded PhD positions.

The EURIDOL Graduate School of Pain of the University of Strasbourg (Unistra) offers 2 PhD scholarships for doctorates starting between October and December 2023.

Presentation of the call
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

List of proposed research projects
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)

Eligibility criteria
Applications are open to:

  • Situation 1
    Citizens of the European Union, preparing or holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent), worldwide, in a biology or medical related field.
  • Situation 2
    Non-European citizens, preparing or holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent) at a European university/school, in a biology or medical related field.

Candidates to the “Concours B” of the Unistra Doctoral School of Life and Health Sciences (ED414) are not eligible.

Students from the University of Strasbourg are not eligible.

Submissions of applications are due by Monday June 5th 2023, 11 am Paris time at the latest.

Auditions of shortlisted candidates (videoconference) are organised on July 10th or 11th, 2023.

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