18/12/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MISTRAL MSCA-ITN, 15 ESR positions available

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    MISTRAL European Training Network (Queen's University Belfast)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
    EconomicsFinancial science
    EngineeringOther
    Environmental scienceGlobal change
    GeographyHuman geography
    Political sciencesPolicy studies
    Political sciencesPublic awareness of science
    Political sciencesScience and society
    Psychological sciences
    Sociology
    TechnologyEnergy technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    26/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Belfast
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/06/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    813837

15 full-time Early Stage Researcher positions are available in the MISTRAL European Training Network, funded by a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie action within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

Funded for 4 years, MISTRAL (Multi-sectoral approaches to Innovative Skills Training for Renewable energy & sociAL acceptance) is a network of 7 beneficiaries (Queen’s University Belfast, University of Exeter, University College Cork, University of St.Gallen, University Institute of Lisbon, Institute for Future Energy Systems (IZES gGmbH), Technical University of Denmark) and 15 global partners who will collaborate to evaluate the complexity of social acceptance issues facing the deployment of renewable energy infrastructure and propose innovative solutions in a variety of research, government and business contexts. Supported by an External Advisory Board consisting of world leading experts, the project aims to provide an innovative training environment where young researchers can develop advanced research and transferable skills, benefit from a range of diverse secondment experiences, and debate current issues with world leading researchers in the field, in order to develop advanced capacities for progressing Europe’s energy transition.

Successful applicants will be offered a 36-month employee contract at one of the beneficiaries, and receive a salary set out by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations. The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if appropriate, a family allowance. It is expected that the ESRs will register for a PhD.

For more information on being a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow (ESR) and to find out about the projects available, please visit

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/MISTRAL/Recruitment/

Applications for the positions will be through a central application process hosted by Queen’s University Belfast. Please note that to be eligible for appointment, successful applicants must comply with career stage and mobility criteria.

Members of the MISTRAL network are committed to the principle of equal opportunities. Women are especially encouraged to apply. The MISTRAL project supports the compatibility of career and family.

Benefits

The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for early stage researchers (ESRs).

The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if married).

ESRs will also benefit from a research allowance paid to the beneficiary organisations.

Eligibility criteria

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 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 or from where he/she is seconded) – 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 Convention 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.

For other selection criteria, please refer to the MISTRAL project website

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/MISTRAL/Recruitment/

Selection process

ESR recruitment and selection is a joint responsibility of the MISTRAL beneficiaries.

An eligibility screening will take place immediately after closure of the online applications. This will be carried out by MISTRAL coordination staff at Queen’s University Belfast.

Applicants who do not appear to comply with MSCA-ITN mobility and career stage eligibility requirements will be asked to provide more evidence: applicants who cannot demonstrate their eligibility will be notified by MISTRAL and excluded from selection.

We anticipate this stage will take 7-10 days

Eligible applications will then be forwarded to the beneficiary organisations selected by applicants in the online process. Exact procedures will vary between beneficiary, but will conform to the general principles below:

Each beneficiary will form a diverse, gender balanced selection panel that will include the supervisors and co-supervisors for each project. This panel will grade each application according to the essential and desirable criteria listed in the job description. Shortlisting will take account of research experience, and consider all information provided in the CV and cover letter. 

The selection panel will select candidates for interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified by the beneficiary organisation. Feedback will be made available on request.

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview at the beneficiary site. Each interview will be conducted by a panel that will include the intended supervisors and co-supervisors for each project. If necessary, a phone or video interview will be organised instead of a face-to-face interview. In addition to the selection criteria used in the application assessment, candidates will be evaluated on interview performance.

We anticipate interviews will be conducted in late March/early April.

Candidates will be ranked by each selection panel, including a list of reserve candidates.

Candidates will be informed of the final outcome by the beneficiary organisation as soon as possible after the selection process has concluded. Feedback will be made available on request.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

For each position, applicants should have or be about to obtain:

ESR1
A Masters in psychology, environmental/ social psychology, sociology, social science, environmental studies with a focus on social science.

ESR2
A Master’s degree from a recognised university in a subject related to energy and social sciences meeting the requirements of the University of St.Gallen.

ESR3
A Masters in psychology, environmental/ social psychology, sociology, social science, human geography, environmental studies with a focus on social science.

ESR4
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in environmental social sciences (environmental psychology, environmental sociology, environmental economics) or related discipline.

ESR5
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in human geography, environmental psychology, environmental sociology or related discipline.

ESR6
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in human geography, environmental psychology, environmental sociology or related discipline.

ESR7
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in environmental social sciences (environmental psychology, environmental sociology, environmental economics, or related discipline).

ESR8
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the area of study, including those encompassing energy policy, environmental planning, policy analysis and political science.

ESR9
A master's degree in a social science related field, e.g. science- and technology studies, human geography, planning and public participation, sustainability studies, design and innovation studies, sociology, environmental management, anthropology, political science, etc. or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in a social science related field of study.

ESR10
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the area of study, including those encompassing political science, energy policy, environmental planning and policy analysis.

ESR11
A master's degree in a social science related field (see ESR9)

ESR12
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in a business, finance, environmental science, environmental planning or related discipline.

ESR13
A Master’s degree from a recognised university in a subject related to energy and social sciences meeting the requirements of the University of St.Gallen.

ESR14
A Master’s degree from a recognised university in a subject related to energy and social sciences meeting the requirements of the University of St.Gallen.

ESR15
A 1st class or 2.1 Honour Degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the area of study, including those encompassing political science, energy policy and policy analysis.

Specific Requirements

Please see the MISTRAL website for job descriptions and specific selection criteria

http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/MISTRAL/Recruitment/

 

Work location(s)
15 position(s) available at
MISTRAL beneficiaries
United Kingdom
Belfast

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