Applications are invited for 12 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers, ESR”) to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “ETUT – European Training network in collaboration with Ukraine for electrical Transport” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The ETUT Beneficiaries are 3 universities: University of Twente (UT, in NL), the University of Nottingham (UN, in UK), and the Dnepropetrovsk national university of railway transport named after academician V.Lazaryan (UD, in UA). The industrial involvement is completed by 6 Partner Organisations: THALES, Transavtomatic, MM Tech, Lambda Engineering, Prydniprovska Railway, and Network Rail. Every university will hire 4 ESR. The 4 ESRs hired by Dnepropetrovsk national university will finalise their research project at either the University of Twente (2 ESR) or the University of Nottingham (also 2 ESR) and will obtain a double-degree.
1 November 2020: Launch of 12 ESR Positions
31 March 2021: Deadline for application
15 April 2021: Circulation list “ETUT preselected candidates”
1 Sept 2021: Targeted starting date for ESR contracts
The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA 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 applicable). 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 for the Jobs of Tomorrow acquired through a unique immersive learning.
Applicants need to fully respect three eligibility criteria (to demonstrated in the Europass CV):
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.
Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake transnational 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: Network fellows (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.
Include in your application:
a motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position
a detailed CV (resume) including a short summary of your MSc research and contact information of at least two references that may be consulted
Transcripts of bachelor and master degree
Master students who will graduate in the next coming months are welcome to apply. In that case, please provide an overview of the transcripts that are already available.
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