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in3 ESR Application Instructions

The project will run from January 2017 to the end of 2021. Recruitment is open now and will remain open until all positions are filled.  Each of the 15 positions advertised is a 3 year PhD position. Applicants must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), meaning that they are within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD). We expect the first ESRs to commence employment in May/June 2017. We aim to have all positions filled by August 2017. 

Eligibility Criteria:

The positions are subjected to the eligibility criteria of the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN programme, which include the following:

  • Applicants will have already received the appropriate qualifation (e.g. Masters Degree) allowing to commence a PhD, before employment.
  • Applicants must have no longer than  4 years of research experience following that degree.
  • Applicants can not already hold a PhD.
  • Applicants can be of any nationality but must not have worked, studied, or carried out their main activity for more than 12 months during the previous 36 months (from time of employment) in the host's country. 
  •  * Refugees exemption: The refugee procedure will not be counted as a period of residence/activity in the country of the beneficiary. This period will only be counted as of the day that they are recognised as refugees.

    These and other details including expected salaries can be found here.

    Application Process:

    Please read the material provided on this web page with particular regard to the sub-projects and their locations. You may contact the PIs in charge of the sub-projects if you have specific questions, but the appilcation needs to be completed as instructed below. Please be aware that not all sub-projects may still be recruiting (see the sub-projects page).

    In the application form you will be asked:
  • your personal details
  • to select your prefered 3 projects and why (have a rationale before filling out the form)
  • eligibility critera fulfillment (see above)
  • to provide contact details for two professional referees (non-family members) and their contact details.

    When you have collected this information please fill in the following application form For technical reasons we cannot send you a copy of your application, so please take a note of what you applied for and why.

    Also please prepare a pdf version of your CV, name it as [your last name].pdf and send it to The CV must include eductaion and employment histrory.

    in3 is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Innovative Training Network under grant no. 721975.