SPIDoc’s – The next generation MS SPIDoc’s

SPIDoc’s integrates projects aiming to a deeper knowledge of the dynamic nature of viral structures by applying cutting-edge approaches combining mass spectrometry (MS), X-rays for single particle imaging (SPI) and molecular dynamics simulation.

Are you looking for a PhD abroad in these topics?

theory | instrumentation | gas phase structures | light-matter interactions |

MS instrument development | application of structural approaches

Do you want to be part of the next generation researchers in structural virology?

Training and projects are tightly interconnected covering knowledge from theory, instrumentation and application.

10 PhD positions in 6 locations

Almere/Amsterdam | Hamburg | Lyon | Prague | Uppsala

Check out who is involved in the SPIDoc’s doctoral network

OPEN PhD POSITIONS – description

Who can apply?

Eligibility rules for Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA)

The applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting institution for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their date of recruitment.

Applicants must not be already in possession of a doctoral degree at the date of the recruitment. Researchers who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will not be considered eligible.

Topics of the PhD projects listed by country of enrollement

Click on each country to see the projects’ description

👉 Germany

PhD project 1: Sample delivery for SPI: protein orientation and detection

PhD project 2: MSN and SPI of coronaviral nsp complexes for structural investigations

PhD project 4: Gas-phase photodissociation processes of relevance for imaging biomolecules and understanding protein drug interaction

👉 Netherlands

PhD project 3: Comprehensive structural analysis of protein-drug interactions by innovative, hyphenated MS-based approaches

PhD project 9: Dedicated MS instrumentation for the studies of viral protein complexes and particles

PhD Project 10: Application of novel MS technologies for the studies of virus particles

👉 France

PhD Project 5: Optical methods like aFRET and IM to understand structure and unfolding mechanisms of gas phase ions from standards up to modified VP1 assemblies

👉 Sweden

PhD Project 6: Photon-matter interaction: Orientation from Coulomb explosion

PhD Project 7: Field orientation theory

👉 Czech Republic

PhD Project 8: Native mass spectrometry with advanced fragmentation schemes for protein structural characterization.


Click here to find the guidelines on “How to apply, including:

  • Required documents for application
  • Application process
  • Deadline for application: 13.10.2023

After application – Click here to know more about the “Recruitment process

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Dr. Lorenza A. D`Alessandro

SPIDoc`s DN coordinator, USI, CSSB, LIV


SPIDoc’s – The next generation MS SPIDoc’s – Marie Skłodowska Curie Action program HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN Grant Agreement Nr. 101120312