04/03/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Ph.D Position in Management and Economics Science (ESR in Public Procurement)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EconomicsBusiness economics
    Management sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    16/05/2021 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Rome
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    956696

OFFER DESCRIPTION

PhD position in the EU funded project H2020-MSCA-ITN SAPIENS “Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems” (GA n. 956696)

The University of Rome Tor “Vergata” (Italy), School of Economics, is seeking a highly motivated and mobile candidate with a strong academic record holding at least a two-year Master’s Degree in Management and/or Economics, fluency in English and some demonstrated subject knowledge of either public procurement policy, procurement management or economics of procurement (or all of them). Knowledge and experience in sustainability studies and empirical skills will be considered an added relevant feature of the candidate.

The selected candidate will pursue a Ph.D. as Early Stage Researcher (ESR), within the EU-funded H2020-MSCA-ITN Project “Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems” (acronym SAPIENS – GA n. 956696) www.sapiensnetwork.eu

The project’s objective is to foster interdisciplinary research into the evolving use of public procurement (PP) to address the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century with a view to create a significantly increased European knowledge base and research capacity on the law, the economics and the business sciences of Sustainable Public Procurement. The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will contribute to ambitious and carefully planned research, outreach, impact, and dissemination activities benefiting from the expertise of world-leading senior academics.

The ESR will be enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Management and will work within the CEIS - Centre for Economic and International Studies, School of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, on the Ph.D. research project “Developing Sustainable and Procurement Solutions at Global Level (bottom-up approach)”.

The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will work under the supervision of prof. Gustavo Piga and prof. Andrea Appolloni and will be offered an international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral training and will include a structured mobility up to 10 months in the Universities and Partner Organisations of the Consortium for the entire project duration that will include:

  • The Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of Business Economics, (Hungary). - 3 months of resident work with co-supervisor;
  • (EBRD) - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, (UK) - 2 months of hands-on training in the UK on research on contract performance monitoring tools and virtuous practices.
  • The George Washington University, Law School, (USA) – 2 months hands working on contract performance monitoring specifically from the SPP perspective.

The offered position is available with a fixed starting date in September 2021 for a maximum duration of 36 months with a full-time commitment to work exclusively under the action.

 

The ESR will be part of a community of ESRs based in 10 SAPIENS partner universities and will benefit from an international and interdisciplinary training programme featuring local, ITN-wide, and external activities with an exposure to intersectoral and international working environments. Training will take place through Advanced Training Courses, a Summer School, and a topical conference organised by ITN partners across Europe (Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Romania, Hungary, UK).

Candidates will get a very attractive salary plus an allowances package in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) rules and the personal circumstances of the applicant.

The gross salary will be approximately 3.413,88 €/month, plus a mobility allowance of 600 €/month and, if due, a family allowance of 500 €/month.

More Information

Benefits

The gross salary will be approximately 3.413,88 €/month, plus a mobility allowance of 600 €/month and, if due, a family allowance of 500 €/month

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, the candidate:

  • must hold a 2-year Master’s Degree or equivalent qualifications (candidates with pending Master’s degrees will be considered, but the award will be conditioned on them being awarded the title by end of July 2021). Candidates should ideally possess a Master’s degree in Social Science and/or Management (Management and/or Economics) or a different degree provided that allows them to enlist in a Ph.D (applications from candidates who already possess a doctoral degree cannot be considered);
  • must be in the first four years of her/his research career;
  • must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date;
  • must be willing to live in the Host Institution country during the 3 years appointment and travel to the other Universities and Partner Organisations of the network for training activities and secondments (according to the details provided in each job post);
  • must not hold a Ph.D;
  • must have solid written and oral communication skills in English.

Selection process

The evaluation and selection procedure is organized in 3 steps:

STEP 1: ELIGIBILITY CHECK

STEP 2: EVALUATION OF THE FILE

(CV, letters of reference, research proposal, etc.)

STEP 3: INTERVIEW

(shortlisted candidates)

Website for the Application: http://www.ceistorvergata.it/area.asp?a=807 

Candidates should submit an “online application form”  by May 16, 2021, at 12 pm Rome Time, the following documents (in a single zipped attachment):

Additional comments

Applications failing to include the requested documentation or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the eligibility criteria and the following criteria for the scientific evaluation:

  • Educational track records
  • Scientific quality of the CV
  • Draft project
  • Expected individual impact and benefit to the researcher and to the project
  • Previous experiences in the subject areas relevant to the SAPIENS research programme.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Management sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Political sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Management sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Economics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Political sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Environmental science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Ethics in social sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

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  • Thorough understanding and direct relevant experience of research methods
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use the resources effectively
  • Excellent IT skills across all core Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work as part of a team and work independently using own initiative

Specific Requirements

 

 

 

Essential

 

  • Master’s degree in Social Science and/or in Management

  • Basic understanding of the Economics and/or Management of public procurement, sustainability issues at the global level

  • High level of quantitative and analytical ability

  • Thorough understanding and direct relevant experience of research methods

  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly

  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use the resources effectively

  • Excellent IT skills across all core Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to work as part of a team and work independently using own initiative

  • Fluency in English (both written and oral)

 

Desirable

 

  • Basic understanding of public procurement law

  • Basic understanding of public procurement innovation and policy

  • Basic understanding of statistics and econometrics

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Rome Tor Vergata - CEIS
Italy
Rome
Rome
00133
Via Columbia, 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 612046

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