04/12/2019
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Curie PhD POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE MSCA–ITN-NOAH

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    NOAH Consortium
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/12/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Warsaw
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/02/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    765297

OFFER DESCRIPTION

NOAH (Network of functional molecular containers with controlled switchable abilities) is an European training network that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017).

The general scientific goal of the NOAH scientific research program is to develop, characterise and transfer to applications different types of molecular containers. NOAH aims to provide to selected Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs a great variety of scientific attributes, ranging from the experimental organic and inorganic synthesis to computational chemistry. Photo- and electro-chemistry, MS/gas-phase chemistry, X-ray diffraction and optical spectroscopy techniques will be also included in the scientific formation and development of the recruited ESRs. The trainees will also receive education in complementary and transferable skills through local and network-wide dedicated training activities (e.g. dissemination, communication, organization, governance, ethics…). The training program includes the exposure of the ESRs to chemical research carried out in the non-academic sector by means of full recruitment or short stage secondments (4-6 months) in one of the four European companies acting as industrial partners.

In this third call, NOAH will recruit 1 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) with a 23-month contract who will have the possibility to defend a PhD thesis at the end of the individual project. The PhD student will be hosted at Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland and will receive additional training by undergoing relevant secondments at the industrial and other academic partners’ facilities.

More Information

Benefits

Training programme for ESRs

In order to guarantee a broad and high-level post-graduate education of the ESRs, in addition to the training gained through research, more specific training objectives have been identified:

  • To provide an individualized scientific training programme performed locally and network-wide.
  • To provide the ESRs with transferable soft-skills to improve their overall career development

To provide ESRs with a very multidisciplinary and intersectoral (academic and industrial secondments) background in order to improve their employability in different sectors.

Eligibility criteria

EU eligibility criteria for candidates: Candidates of any nationality, but in order to be eligible for the positions the following criteria applies to all applicants:

  • The applicant shall at the time of recruitment be in the first four years of his/her research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.

Selection process

Application form will include the upload of the following information:

copy of B.Sc. and M.Sc. certificates with annexes. If annexes do not include the number of total ECTS credits a certificate from the institution awarding the degree will be required.

language certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, Cambridge Language Certificate (Proficiency CPE or Advanced CAE)

a letter of motivation (maximum of one page)

personal statement video (maximum two minutes)*

contact details of two referees

*not mandatory but highly recommended.

Additional comments

Appointment under full-time employment contract for a period of 23 months. The regular time for a Ph.D. in chemistry at ICHO PAS is 48 months and the contract will be extended from other sources at the end of the 23th month.

Competitive remuneration (Living Allowance = €3110/month (correction factor to be applied per country) + mobility allowance = €600/month + family allowance if applicable = €500/month). Monthly salary and hosting institution costs for the fellow before any deductions.

Additional funding for participation to courses, workshops, conferences, etc.

Enrollment in a Doctorate program with the possibility to lead to a PhD dissertation.

Starting date: ESR is expected to start in February 2020 (estimated time).

Partner Organizations: Biolitec GmbH (Germany) and Leitat Technological Centre (Spain)

Academic Secondments: 3-4 months secondment at ICIQ (Spain).

Industrial Secondments: 3-4 months secondment at Leitat (Spain)

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for highly motivated students with good communication skills

Specific Requirements

candidates must hold a Master’s degree in Chemistry with excellent academic transcripts.

All candidates must prove full proficiency in spoken and written English (B2 certificate, TOEFL, or equivalent).

Please check eligibility criteria for more specific requirements.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland
Warsaw

EURAXESS offer ID: 469398

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