15/10/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

15 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project: C-PlaNeT

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ghent University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    Chemistry
    EconomicsEnvironmental economics
    EngineeringIndustrial engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    Environmental scienceNatural resources management
    PhysicsApplied physics
    Psychological sciencesPsychology
    SociologySocio-economic research
    SociologyUrban sociology
    TechnologyMaterials technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    859885
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    859885

OFFER DESCRIPTION

C-PlaNeT – Circular Plastics Network for Training (call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019)

Training of a new generation of researchers for the EU’s circular economy, including the design, processing, use and reuse of plastics

C-PlaNeT is a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark and Greece.

Bringing plastics into the circular economy is one of the great challenges of our age. C-PlaNeT lays the foundations for a New Plastics Economy through a European Joint Doctoral Programme that trains 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to become part of a new generation of scientists, engineers and policy makers for the EU’s circular economy, which must include the design, processing, use and reuse of plastics. Each ESR, developing his/her research skills together with a supervisor and co-promoter, represents a piece of the jigsaw, at the same time benefiting from being part of a project team with 14 other ESRs and their supervisors covering other parts of the life cycle, challenging each other in terms of lifecycle thinking and a much more sustainable future for plastics.

The main C-PlaNeT objectives are:

OBJ 1. To decouple plastics from fossil resources

OBJ 2. To design for circularity, in terms of both materials and products

OBJ 3. To involve the consumer as a stakeholder in a circular-economy future for plastics

OBJ 4. To develop efficient waste-to-resource recycling technologies

OBJ 5. To develop overarching strategies for circular plastics.

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Benefits

The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if married). The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local Supervisor, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the country of origin). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants need to fully respect three eligibility criteria (to be demonstrated in the on-line application form):

Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. Part-time research experience will be counted pro-rata.

Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

English language: The applicants (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

Selection process

The selection and recruitment processes of the ESRs will be in accordance with the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The recruitment process will be open, transparent, impartial, equitable, and merit-based. There will be no discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability or age. The applications will be analyzed after the application deadline by the Central Secretariat for basic admission requirements. Afterwards, a Selection Panel composed of 4 members of the Selection Committee will evaluate the eligible applicants (the weighted average of scores given to individual aspects, such as academic background, previous study results, motivation, etc.). Subsequently, the applicants are ranked based on their scores and the upper 5 positions per Selection Panel member are grouped into a new subgroup. All of the applicants in this group are evaluated by all the Selection Panel members, leading to an average score per applicant and a new ranking of the applicants. The applicants ranked in the upper 5 positions will be invited to give an oral presentation, a Skype interview. All the members of the Selection Panel will be involved in the final selection, taking into account the preferences of the candidate and balancing them with the requirements of the project (in terms of, e.g., excellence, required expertise and gender) and the priorities of the supervisors. All the candidates will be ranked on a list that will be forwarded to the Supervisory Board for final approval. In the event that applicants decide not to take up the offer after selection, the option will pass to the next applicant on the reserve list using the same selection procedure.

When you apply for this position, your application may be circulated within the consortium members as part of the hiring process.

Application deadline: 31.12.2019

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Additional comments

Early Stage Researcher in H2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action- Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN)

ITNs support competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by European partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations.

The research training programmes provide experience outside academia, hence developing innovation and employability skills. ITNs include industrial doctorates, in which non-academic organisations have an equal role to universities in respect of the researcher's time and supervision, and joint doctoral degrees delivered by several universities. Furthermore, non-European organisations can participate as additional partners in ITNs, enabling doctoral-level candidates to gain experience outside Europe during their training.

A guide for applicants for the MSCA-ITN project is developed by the European Commission and can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu › h2020-guide-appl16-msca-itn_en

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Sociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Communication sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Environmental science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Sociology: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

see website https://www.c-planet.eu/esr-profiles

for a detailed descriptions and skills & qualifications for the15 topics

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University-Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies
Belgium
Zwijnaarde, Ghent
9052
Technologiepark 130
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University-Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering
Belgium
Zwijnaarde, Ghent
9052
Technologiepark 125
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University-Faculty of Bioscience Engineering- Department of Green Chemistry and Technology
Belgium
Kortrijk
8500
Graaf Karel De Goedelaan 5
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University- Centre for Sustainable Development
Belgium
Ghent
9000
Poel 16
1 position(s) available at
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Netherlands
Eindhoven
5612 AZ
Helix, De Wielen 10
1 position(s) available at
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven -Department of Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM)
Netherlands
Eindhoven
5600 MB
P.O. Box 513
1 position(s) available at
Montanuniversität Leoben
Austria
Leoben
8700
Otto Gloeckel-Strasse 2
1 position(s) available at
Montanuniversität Leoben
Austria
Leoben
8700
Franz-Josef-Strasse 18
2 position(s) available at
Technical University of Denmark -Environment
Denmark
Kgs. Lyngby
2800
Bygningstorvet, building 115
1 position(s) available at
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Belgium
Leuven
3001
Celestijnenlaan 200f - bus 2454 3001 Leuven
1 position(s) available at
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany
Berlin
13355
Gustav-Meyer-Alle 25, TIB 4/2-1
2 position(s) available at
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg Lehrstuhl für Aroma- und Geruchsforschung
Germany
Erlangen
91054
Henkestr. 9
1 position(s) available at
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -Laboratory of Petrochemical Technology
Greece
Thessaloniki
54124
Building D, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

EURAXESS offer ID: 454823

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