RENOIR will recruit 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will be all enrolled in PhD programmes.
The successful training of the ESRs will be achieved by complementing cutting-edge science via joint research projects in both academic and non-academic setting, with local and network training in science valorisation, responsible research and other transferable skills. Furthermore, as a complement to the industry placement, there is a strong emphasis on providing training in innovation-related and soft skills such as IP management and entrepreneurship.
Secondments to other laboratories within RENOIR are a mandatory part of the training activities. Each ESR will at least have 2 secondments lasting 1-4 months, and they will have the opportunity to follow local training in the host laboratory and will enrich their expertise and potential, as well as their interactive and collaborative skills.
The 13 ESRs projects are distinct but complementary and all synergize to achieve RENOIR specific research objectives, which are:
- To identify the distinctive molecular fingerprint of the different cell components of the muscle regenerating niche.
- To define the pattern of the cellular interactions and the influence of the niche environment on muscle homeostasis, regeneration and aging.
- To combine the use of advanced biomaterials and biopharma to optimize ex vivo modelling of the niche and to achieve in vivo delivery of compounds for efficient tissue maintenance and regeneration.