15 PhD positions for the European Training Network in Safety Pharmacology (INSPIRE) - Deadline 31.01.2020

INSPIRE is looking for talented and motivated candidates with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to help the network make significant research breakthroughs. ESRs will enrol on PhD degree programmes and be employed for 36 months in a network composed of 5 academic research beneficiaries, 5 industrial beneficiary and 12 partner organisations.


Tasks and Responsibilities:


    You perform independently scientific research within a collaborative international research consortium (training network).

  • You deliver written reports of your research on a regular basis.

  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.

  • You (may) contribute (limited) to teaching activities.

  • You (may) support the valorization of research results into tangible deliverables

  • You participate to scientific meetings and conferences to present your research to the scientific community.

  • You actively participate in outreach activities aimed to promote your scientific research to a wider audience.

  • The selected candidate will get in contact with the other members of this international consortium and will benefit from the tailored training programme.

  • All researchers will participate in international secondments to other organisations in the INSPIRE network and in outreach activities targeted at a wide audience.





    The selected candidate will be employed by the host organisation for 36 months.

  • A competitive salary plus allowances. Moreover, funding is available for technical and personal skills training and participation in international research events.

  • The selected candidate will benefit from the designed training programme offered by the host organisation and the INSPIRE consortium.

  • The selected candidate will participate in international secondments to other organisations within the INSPIRE network and in outreach activities targeted at a wide audience.

  • Please, find additional information in the Information note for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN fellows



Eligibility criteria


    H2020 MSCA Mobility Rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status are not taken into account.

  • H2020 MSCA eligibility criteria: Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) must be, at the date of recruitment by the host organisation, in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged).



Selection process

Deadline is 31 January 2020.

A first preselection consists of a series of teleconference/skype interviews that will be performed according to predefined selection criteria. Note that – for some ESR positions – the preselection will require further administrative steps in order to comply with the HR regulations of the recruiting institution. Next, preselected applicants will be invited for face-to-face interviews during a central recruitment event in Antwerp on April 1, 2020. The selection committees consist of the respective supervisors and may be complemented by other supervisors for appropriate gender balance or intersectoral expertise.


Additional comments

Interested candidates are invited to apply for this position by filing in the application form on our website (www.inspire-safety-pharmacology.eu), via this link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/inspire-safety-pharmacology/job-openings/submit-your-applicat/.