05/03/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

10 PhD positions in Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN-EID "cRitIcal Solutions for Elderly WELL-being" (RISE-WELL)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Leiden University Medical Centre
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/02/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860173
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

10 PhD Positions

 

are available within the

 

Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network on

 

cRitIcal Solutions for Elderly WELL-being - RISE-WELL

 

 

RISE-WELL (www.rise-well.eu) is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission. We are an established team of 4 academic and 3 industrial partner organizations from 4 European countries specialized on mental health, emotional well-being, elderly, sensors networks, social integration etc.

Mental health and emotional well-being during old age (60+) should be regarded as important as at any other time of a persons’ life. Older people are more likely to experience events that affect emotional well-being, such as bereavement or disability.

Unfortunately, mental health problems are under identified in older people, whom themselves are also less likely to seek help as compared to other people in the population. It is estimated that over the next 30 years, the proportion of elderly people (aged 60 or above) is estimated to increase from 12% to 22%. This would mean that there is expected to be 2 billion people of 60+ by 2050 in absolute terms. Older people are confronted with a variety of physical and mental health challenges and unfortunately these are not always, if indeed at all, thoroughly addressed. If we only focus on the mental health issues, then more than 20% of adults aged 60+ suffer from a mental disorder and 6.6% of all disabilities that occur is attributed to those same disorders. The disability caused by mental disorders account for 17.4% of a persons' living years.

The assessment of our elderly population, with respect to mental health, therefore requires an understanding of the full spectrum of the mental health continuum, and not to categorise everything into a ‘neurological disease’ or ‘dementia’ category. In articular, we would need to dissect the complex interaction between specific medical conditions, mental stress as part of the ageing process and social circumstances.

To be able to offer effective support to tacking this issue, our project aims to carry out three important objectives:

a) to implement novel scientific and technological innovations, including strengthening of information systems,

b) to initiate care strategies for the short-term, including lifestyle interventions and promotions, to improving the quality of life of older people and

c) to build a sustainable long-term infrastructure for elderly care.

We will provide a structured 3-years cutting-edge PhD training programme in and beyond the fields of health services, sensor networks, diagnostic tools, ageing and health social policies, social integration etc.

 

The selection process has already started in March 2020, so we invite all candidates to send your application as soon as possible. We intend to recruit all ESRs by February 2021. 

 

We are looking for highly motivated and talented PhD students holdinga Master's degree or Bachelor's degree (UK) in social and scientific fields like . Excellent command of spoken and written English, communication skills as well as team spirit are essential. We areoffering a competitive, interdisciplinary environment with a track record of intense mutual collaboration. In addition to the individual training-through-research our programme includes further elements such as workshops, summer schools, internships and secondments to the partners’ laboratories. All ESRs will benefit from joint (academic and industrial) supervision, ensuring the successful completion of their Individual Research projects.

 

The following eligibility rules apply for participation in a Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network:

 

Applicants must be in the first 4 years after obtaining their Master´s degree and must  not  have  resided  or  carried  out  their main  activity (work, studies,  etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. In addition, local regulations of the host countries may apply. The salary is based on standard living, mobility and family allowances which are adapted to the respective country of recruitment. The fixed contract will be for all ESR of max. 36 months.

 

The following positions are available:

 

TECO Biosciences GmbH, Germany

PI - Nadja Prang, co-supervisor Hongnian Yu

PhD enrollment at Edinburgh Napier University

ESR1 -Monitoring of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the elderly using novel AA methodologies

 

Percuros B.V., The Netherlands

PI - Alan Chan, co-supervisor Eline Slagboom

PhD enrollment at LUMC

ESR2 - Presentation of biomarkers / profiles which are indicative of age-related decline in immunity (immunosenescence) in correlation with cognitive tests

 

Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

PI - Boudewijn Lelieveldt

ESR3 - The application of novel progressive visual analytical modelling tools to study affective dynamics and SWB for improved real-time intervention

 

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE - Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

PI - Prof. Boudewijn Lelieveldt

ESR4 - Provision for training of community health workers in relation to the use of new wearable technologies to supporting the elderly

 

Technical University of Zvolen, Slovakia

PI - Magdalena Pichlerova

ESR5 - The natural environment, ageing and cognitive function

 

Technical University of Zvolen, Slovakia

PI - Magdalena Pichlerova

ESR6 - Residential and environmental effects on physical and mental health of the elderly

 

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE - Newcastle University, UK

PI - Dr Annette Pantall

ESR7 - An intelligent multi-sensor based personalized risk assessment system of elderly gait and stability

 

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE - Northumbria University, UK

PI - Dilek Onkal

ESR8 - Improving the accuracy of an activity recognition system for elderly people in assisted living

 

Newcastle University, UK

PI - Dr Annette Pantall

ESR9 - A mHealth system of interconnectivity comprised of WBASN to support activity recognition and medical applications

 

Innoso B.V., The Netherlands

PI - Dr Venetka Agayn, co-supervisor Eline Slagboom

PhD enrollment LUMC

ESR10 - Relation between food and wellbeing in elderly population

 

For more specific information about the vacancies, you can click here: RISE-WELL Job vacancies.

If you want to apply for one of the position please read the basic eligibility criteria first and send your application to jobs@rise-well.eu providing all required information (incl. the ID of the position like "RISE-WELL ESR ##" as reference).

 

Benefits

We are offering a competitive, interdisciplinary environment with a track record of intense mutual collaboration. In addition to theindividual training-through-research our programme includes further elements such as workshops, summer schools, internships and secondmentsto the partners’ laboratories. All ESRs will benefit from joint (academic and industrial) supervision, ensuring the successful completion of their Individual Research projects.

 

Eligibility criteria

 

The following eligibility rules apply for participation in a Marie Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network:

 

Applicants must be in the first 4 years after obtaining their Master´s degree and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Inaddition, local regulations of the host countries may apply.

 

Selection process

To apply for one of the positions please send the following information to jobs@rise-well.eu :

• your complete CV,

• motivation letter,

• copies of University Master certificates or equivalents and

• contact details of two references, who can provide a letter of recommendation.

 

Please state the vacancy reference (for example: “RISE-WELL ESR 1”) in the subject line. After eligibility screening, your application will be forwarded to one of the appropriate consortium members for further evaluation.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

 

There are strict eligibility requirements for the ESR PhD positions in MSCA-ITN. Please ensure that you qualify before applying, as ineligible candidates cannot be considered.

Applicants should not have resided or performed their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date of the PhD research. Applicants for the ESR PhD positions should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and not yet have beenawarded a doctorate. This 4 year period is measured from the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle to embark on a doctorate.

 

Map Information

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Leiden University Medical Centre
Netherlands
Leiden
2 position(s) available at
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
2 position(s) available at
Technical University of Zvolen
Slovakia
Zvolen
960 53
T G MASARYKA 24
1 position(s) available at
Percuros B.V.
Netherlands
Leiden
1 position(s) available at
TECO Biosciences GmbH
Germany
Landshut
1 position(s) available at
University of Northumbria in Newcastle
United Kingdom
New Castle
1 position(s) available at
Innoso B.V.
Netherlands
Den Haag

EURAXESS offer ID: 501225

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