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Welcome to ORBITAL-ITN

The ORBITAL (Ocular Research By Integrated Training And Learning) network is an EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (MSCA-ITN). This ITN will recruit and train 15 early stage researchers (PhD students) across Europe to develop drug delivery technologies that can help treat posterior segment diseases of the eye, e.g. age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. In so doing, ORBITAL aims to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes for patients with these conditions.

The network is built on an intersectoral consortium (academia, industry, clinicians, patient advocacy groups and hospitals) composed of 23 members from Europe, Canada and the US. The goal is to train researchers to PhD level, ensuring that they have a clear focus on patient needs and interdisciplinary skills. We will have a strong focus on outreach, dissemination, patient and public engagement.

How the application process works

There are 15 Early Stage Researcher PhD Studentships available (1 per project).

For details of salary, location, duration etc., click the JOB DESCRIPTION button underneath.

To apply for a position (or more than one position), click the APPLICATION FORM button underneath.


To learn more about the 15 projects, see below for a full overview of each.


As follows is a list of the projects that form part of ORBITAL network. For more information, just click the project(s) of your choice.

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Contact Us

Dr. Laurence Fitzhenry
ORBITAL Project Coordinator

Phone: +353 (0)51 302 624

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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This project will receive funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813440