ORGANISATION/COMPANYIreland India Institute DCU
RESEARCH FIELDEconomics › Business economics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE25/09/2017 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONIreland › Dublin
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/11/2017
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER722446
The Ireland India Institute, Dublin City University are looking for a dynamic and motivated full-time doctoral researcher, to pursue a PhD in the context of project ‘Global India’, a new European Training Network (Horizon 2020).
DCU is recruiting a PhD candidate to work on the project ‘The impact of global acquisitions on the capacity of indigenous high-tech software start-ups to develop technology clusters in local economies’. The project investigates a policy area with potential benefits for local economic development and innovation in India and Europe.
The GLOBAL INDIA ETN will deliver a world-class multi-sectoral doctoral training programme focused on India’s emergence as a global and regional power, and its relationship with the EU. The European Training Network is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral network bringing together six leading European universities, with six leading Indian universities, and six non-university partners. The network will train 15 Early Career Researchers, focusing on both academic excellence and professional, transferable, skills. All researchers will spend a semester in an Indian University and have a work placement in one of the non-university partners. In the four years of the programme there will be 10 network events in both Europe and India. The research topics are grouped around four themes: (1) Indian democracy and social inequality, (2) External economic relations and trade, (3) External relations – foreign and security policy and (4) India and global environmental politics. The academic partners involved in the project are: Barcelona Institute of International Studies Barcelona (IBEI), Dublin City University Dublin, King’s College London, University of Leuven, University of Heidelberg, University of Warsaw, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Calcutta University, Jamia Millia, Islamia University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Mumbai University and Jadavpur University.
The salary will be €37 903 pa (subject to Irish taxation and deductions).
Those will dependent family will have the higher rate of €42 492pa (subject to Irish taxation and deductions).
The family rate will be paid should the researcher have family, regardless of whether the family will move with the researcher or not. In this context, family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the national or relevant regional legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised; or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher. The family status of a researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project and will not evolve during the project lifetime.
Mobility rules apply and an applicant who has been carrying out their main activity (study or work) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months, in the 36 months before the starting date of 1 September 2017 is not eligible to apply. Holidays or other short visits are not counted.
The applicant cannot already have a PhD and they must have less than 4 years’ full time research experience.
If you are in doubt, check your eligibility before you apply.
Applications should be sent directly to Dr Teresa Hogam via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application should include
- a letter of application
- a detailed CV
- a project proposal based on the topic
- the names and contact details of 3 referees who can comment on the applicants’ capabilities and abilities
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Have a Master degree in Politics, International Relations, Development Studies or a related discipline, and be open to interdisciplinary research approaches
Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Able to organize your own research activities while working as part of a research group
Capable of working on a multicultural research project
Willing to travel and conduct research in India.
Have less than 4 years (full time equivalent) research experience, ie you have not been
employed as a researcher for four years or more.
Have lived less than 12 months in Ireland for the past three years on 1 September 2017 (date of appointment).
EURAXESS offer ID: 242634