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Criteria

Please ensure that you fulfil the following eligibility criteria for ESR positions in H2020 MSCA-ITNs, as ineligible candidates cannot be considered:

  • The candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (e.g. work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host institution of interest (see individual project descriptions) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
  • The candidate must hold a Master’s degree, be in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree.

Furthermore, the candidate is expected to develop into an independent researcher and is:

  • A team player able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary consortium.
  • Able to work independently and well-structured.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Willing to move to the country of the host institution of interest and work for a prolonged. period abroad as part of the planned secondments (see individual project descriptions).

Benefits

  • Enrolment in local PhD training programme
  • Extensive SkinTERM cross-sectorial training programme including soft skill development and specialist techniques
  • Contract of 36 months at one of the host institutions
  • Attractive salary including a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if applicable, a family allowance as specified in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Work Programme 2018-2020.

How to apply

Application deadline: 

Please send your application before December 21, 2020.

Application: 

Applications should be submitted via the APPLY link at the individual ESR position descriptions. You may apply for multiple ESR positions, but need to motivate for each position why you are interested in the particular position and what you can offer the project. Your application must include the following documents:

  • Motivation letter for the PhD position of interest
  • CV
  • Letters of recommendation (at least two)
  • Copies of diplomas, including grades

Note that ESR project 9  requires additional application for a Postgraduate Course at Durham University: https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/


Note that ESR projects 10, 11 and 12 require additional application for the Life Science Zurich Graduate School of UZH: https://www.lifescience-graduateschool.uzh.ch/en.html

Selection procedure: 

The first selection round will be an online interview with therepresentatives of the host institutions and of the secondments. The two best candidates will give a scientific presentation on a subject relevant for the ESR project. Candidates will be selected based on:

  • Outstanding academic ability
  • Requested skills and experience for the ESR project of interest
  • Motivation of the application for the ESR position of interest
Starting date: 

Successful applicants are expected to start on March 1, 2021.

Contact: 

For more information on the SkinTERM project and application procedure please contact 
Danique Hof MSc, project manager SkinTERM.