REVERT - taRgeted thErapy for adVanced colorEctal canceR paTients

PhD Researcher Position at Regional Institute of Oncology


The Regional Institute of Oncology – Iasi, Romania, is looking for a PhD Researcher within the REVERT team. The position is available in the H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020/H2020-SC1-2019-Two-Stage-RTD grant (

The main contribution of IRO Iasi in the REVERT project wiil be on WP6, a phase II clinical trial in which patients will be treated on a single study arm according to a computer algorithm derived from the previous packages. The study will propose the use of standard therapies that can be used in the treatment for metastatic colon and rectal cancers as first line options, without interfering with the standard treatment. The Regional Oncology Institute of Iasi (IRO Iasi) will be the co-leader of WP6. We will enroll the patients will stage IV colorectal cancer in first line of treatment based on biomarkers provided by the previous results of the study.

REVERT Project in brief

H2020 project “REVERT-taRgeted thErapy for adVanced colorEctal canceR paTients

  1. Description of the job, documents and selection process
  • Job title: PhD Researcher

We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated PhD researcher to join our research team. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting original research under the supervision of a principal investigator, with the aim of contributing to the body of knowledge within their field of study. The PhD student will be expected to develop their research skills, engage with the wider academic community, and contribute to the overall success of the research group.

  • Expected competences and responsibilities

-Check the patient’s eligibility criteria;
-Data and sample management;
-Creation of a database centralizing the research;
-Baseline and on treatment clinical evaluations;
-Collaborate with other researchers, both within the research group and the wider academic community;
-Participation in relevant consortium meetings;

  • Main requirements

-PhD Student with the main research in colorectal cancer and artificial intelligence field.
-Higher education in medical sciences- Master degree from an accredited college or university in medicine or an equivalent degree at the level of state examination in medicine and have had at least two years medical oncology residency training in a Romanian institution.
-Communication skills, fluent in both English and Romanian.
-Computer skills, particularly word, excel, power point.
-Commitment to professional development of his/her own career.
-Strong time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
-Previous experience in teaching or mentoring students.
-Publications in peer-reviewed journals.
-Experience presenting research findings at conferences and workshops.

  • Documents required for the application:

-Evidence and details of PhD enrollment
-Motivation letter
-Copies of diplomas and transcripts of records
-Copy of ID or other identity document


-All documents should be in English.
-The electronic file containing the pdf version of all documents will be sent at (Dr. Bogdan Gafton, Project Manager)
-Please use the subject: “PhD Researcher- REVERT”
-Incomplete applications will be excluded from the selection process.

19.06.2023 – 19.07.2023

The most appropriate candidates will be invited to interview in front of the Recruitment Committee. For 10 min, the candidates will present their knowledge, achievements and skills in line with the requirements for the job.

(The interview will take place either at Regional Institute of Oncology or online via webcam depending on the location of the candidates and  their availability.)

Note: The estimated deadlines depend on the number of applications. A high number of applications may postpone the subsequent steps of the selection process accordingly.

  • What is offered to the successful candidate?

-A part time position contract (depending on the starting date, The position should be filled by August 2023)

-Remuneration package, covering the hours worked;
-An opportunity to work in an inter- and multidisciplinary team;
-Professional development;

For more information click at the following LINKS: ENGLISHROMANIAN


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 848098”.

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