Doing your PhD at DSV
The CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives: French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) is a leading French public research organization with an internationally renowned Life Sciences program carried out in the CEA’s Life Science Division (DSV).
The DSV offers a multidisciplinary environment, with emphasis on both basic and applied research, in partnership with leading universities and other research organizations to address two main societal focuses : Energy and Health.
The DSV comprises 8 institutes located in CEA research centers in the Paris region, Grenoble and the South of France (Marcoule and Cadarache), where 1200 scientists conduct research in cutting-edge facilities (e.g., omics, biomedical imaging, structural biology, translational research) on:
- radiation biology,
- energy efficient processes,
- normal and pathological biological mechanisms (neurological disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, genetic diseases…)
- innovative diagnosis and therapy.
Each year, about 80 students, French and foreign, registered at an affiliated leading French university (Universities of Paris, Grenoble, Marseille, etc.) start a PhD in DSV’s teams, funded by different sources (CEA, universities, Europe, laboratory’s grants, industries, local communities…) and will receive a PhD degree from said universities upon graduation.
For thesis starting at the end of 2014, the PhD proposals will be published on the web site of INSTN (Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires) at the end of 2013.
In 2014, 20 PhD students will receive three-year CEA fellowships. These students will be recruited by a competitive recruitment process, named Irtelis.