Joint Doctorate Program

PhD position for an early stage researcher (ESR)

A PhD position for an early stage researcher (ESR) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) ConCO2rde for the conversion of CO2 by smart autotrophic biorefineries is available again.
We are looking for candidates that are highly motivated, well-organized, able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and bring their own enthusiasm into the project. Application deadline: 15.8.2022

Eligibility criteria

Applicants need to fully respect the eligibility criteria (to be demonstrated in their CV): Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who:

  • at the time of recruitment by the host, are within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and do not hold a doctoral degree.
  • have not resided or carried out the main activity (e.g. work, studies) in the country to which they would like to be recruited “for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date” (mandatory to provide supporting documentation proving the place(s) of residence or work during the previous 3 years). Note: the mobility rule is applied to the first recruitment within the project, not to secondment periods. Mobility rules are applied to the residence and not to the nationality.
  • are able to speak and write the English language fluently.

Candidates apply by filling the application form. Application includes:

  • A letter of motivation including a one-page statement of your research interests, relevant skills and experience;
  • A CV including publication list; and
  • Names and contact details of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation.
  • a copy of their highest academic degree
  • university certificates might be asked for at a later time point

Start of the contract is expected to be between 1st October 2022 and 1st of January 2023

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