Come and join the Sixfold team as a PhD student!
Thank you for your interest in joining Sixfold!

Please provide the required information in the form below. If there are any issues, or you would like to delete your data, please email

Please note that due to a high volume of interest we can not guarantee that we will be able to respond to your application.

After submission of the form, you need to submit the following documents to the email:
** A certificate of University examinations taken (with marks).
** A final degree certificate translated in English. If, at the time of application, candidates should not be yet in possession of a degree certificate, they can submit it at the time of the examination.
** Up to two recommendation letters.
** If available, a document detailing an English Test from an internationally recognised provider.

** 28/02/2021: Deadline for on-line application
** Week 1 of March 2021: Circulation of candid/ates
** Week 2 of March 2021: Interview (organised individually)
** Weeks 2 and 3 of March 2021: Candidates confirmed as soon as possible after interview
** 01/06/2021: Targeting start date for ESR contracts

First Name *
Surname *
Email address *
How did you find out about this position? *
E.g. LinkedIn, RNA Society website, Friend/Colleague, Department mailing list
Will you be able to start your PhD in June 2021 *
Can you legally work in the UK? *
Sixfold can sponsor visas for this position.
When did you obtain your MSc degree? *
Do you have sufficient language proficiency in English (TOEFL or other official test)? *
Note: selecting "No" will NOT disqualify you from applying.
I hereby declare that (residency): *
I hereby declare that (PhD): *
I hereby declare that (Masters): *
I hereby declare that (4 years): *
I hereby declare that (recruitment): *
Link to your CV *
E.g. via Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or personal website. Please make sure the link is functioning and sharable — a good way to test this is seeing if the link works on a 'Incognito' window on Google Chrome or 'Private' on safari, etc.
What is your LinkedIn url? (optional)
Have you worked with RNA therapeutics before? (optional)
E.g. siRNA, mRNA, ASOs.
Clear selection
Briefly describe your experience in working with either: oligonucleotides/ nucleic acids/ DNA/ RNA/ Chemistry *
800 characters max
Why you wish to be considered for the fellowship? (optional)
800 characters max
Which qualities and experience you will bring to the role? (optional)
800 characters max
What else are you dying to tell us we haven’t asked? (optional)
I consent to allowing Sixfold Bioscience to store my submitted information so they can respond to my enquiry. *
Do you give permission for Sixfold Bioscience, if you aren’t successful in your application, to keep your information and contact you about future job roles that fit? *
Do you give permission for Sixfold Bioscience, if you aren’t successful in your application to the Sixfold PhD position, to share your information and application with other parties in the OLIGOMED consortium so that they may consider your application? *
Further Information
Recruitment procedure
--> All applications received by the deadline will be checked for eligibility against the general criteria set out above. If an application is deemed not elegible, the candidate will be informed as soon as possible.
--> A Committee comprising OLIGOMED members will assign the candidates to Selection Committees (ESR specific Panel) according to their choices; the Selection Committees will have at least two members from within OLIGOMED (PIs) and - where required - including staff from the potential host institution.
--> The selected candidates will be interviewed on-line by the Panel. Exact dates and times will be arranged within each Panel; candidates should ensure that they are available in the week commencing 8 March 2021.
--> The recruitment team will ensure a centralised, transparent and efficient recruitment process that adheres to the European Charter and Code for Researchers.
--> The candidates will be informed of the interview outcome by email as soon as possible after the interview date. Successful candidates will have to send a formal e-mail notifying acceptance or rejection.

Definitions used and criteria details as set by the European Commission:
--> Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) must, at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
--> Date of Recruitment means the first day of the employment of the researcher for the purposes of the action (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract or equivalent direct contract).
--> Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the first degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.
--> Mobility Rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention1 are not taken into account. For international European interest organisations, international organisations, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) or an 'entity created under Union law', recruited researchers must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date at the same appointing organisation.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
--> OLIGOMED (including Sixfold Bioscience Ltd) will process data collected from the applicants for recruitment purposes only, according to GDPR policies. The data will be kept for a period of five years after the end of the project for the purpose of an audit by the EU.
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