P-TRAP involves 9 academic partners and 7 companies in Germany, The United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Austria and The Netherlands. The consortium offers 11 PhD positions and is looking for highly motivated candidates, with a strong background in fields requested for the individual projects and excellent English language skills (spoken and written). A unique feature of ETN´s is the combination of research and training units, which includes the opportunity to perform secondments of several weeks or months at the facilities of other consortium members. Candidates will benefit from a dedicated training program in the various fields of expertise of the consortium members and also from this network of internationally recognized scientists and private companies. Candidates must be willing to travel abroad for secondments and measurement campaigns, and to present their research to an international research community. As this project requires close collaboration within the consortium, candidates are expected to be team players. MSCA-ETN projects are part of Horizon 2020 and offer attractive salaries and working conditions following the conditions as described in the respective work programs.
As this is an EU H2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN project, the following eligibility criteria needs to be fulfilled and proven:
I) Researchers may be of any nationality, BUT may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation they are applying to for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date of recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
II) At the date of recruitment the researcher must be 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 or seconded) – even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.
Please note: The given deadlines in the job descriptions mark the start of the evaluation procedure followed by the selection procedure. After closing the vacancy portals for individual positions, eligible applications might be taken in consideration until the positions are filled. In case you are interested but vacancy portals are already closed please directly contact the respective PIs for more information about the status of the individual vacancy.
The following PhD positions are offered: