Early Stage Researcher recruitment

EINST4INE is recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the domain of industrial digital transformation. The application process officially closed on 25 April 2021. 

We are currently reviewing all applications and will be in contact with applicants in due course.

EINST4INE is recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the domain of industrial digital transformation. 

If you meet our selection criteria and want to join an international and interdisciplinary research environment, apply now! To check your eligibility, please refer to the recruitment guidelines before submitting an application.

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EINST4INE is recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the domain of industrial digital transformation. The application process officially closed on 25 April 2021. 

We are currently reviewing all applications and will be in contact with applicants in due course.

Key dates
1 March 2021: Applications open for 15 ESR positions
25 April 2021: Deadline for the submission of online applications (or as soon as the positions are filled)
14 May 2021: Recruitment committee meeting to assess the applications
May 2021: Interviews with the shortlisted candidates
1 September 2021: Proposed start date of ESR appointments
Selection criteria

Applications will be evaluated based upon the applicant’s:

  1. Academic quality and merit
  2. Scientific quality and research potential
  3. Aptitude to carry out an individual research project and to take up research responsibilities
  4. Ability to work in an international context
  5. Willingness to take part and contribute to the training activities organised by the EINST4INE network
  6. Fluency in spoken and written English

Applicants should not already hold a doctoral degree. 

Our selection process is in agreement with the European Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers. 

Who can apply?

Early Stage Researchers

Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) are about to start, or are already in, the first four years of their research careerat the time of selection by the host institution. 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. The ESRs must not already have a doctoral degree.

International mobility

Researchers are required to undertake international mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of ESRs in a network: 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 three years immediately prior to their recruitment.  

Scientific background

Applicant should hold a degree entitling them to embark on a doctorate for the first time (preferably a master’s degree) in fields related but not limited to business, economics, management, information systems, engineering, robotics, AI, cognitive sciences, and psychology.

Professional experience is an asset but not formally required.

Applications closed on 25 April 2021 (8pm CET)

36 months' PhD funding

Attractive salary and mobility package

How to apply

To apply to one of the positions offered within EINST4INE, please complete the online form and attach the following documents (in English or with English translation):

  1. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  2. A motivation letter (max. 1,000 words)
  3. Written work: a summary of a research proposal within the field of activity of the selected ESR project(s) (max. 3,000 words)
  4. A scanned copy of official academic degree(s) which entitles the enrolment at PhD level together with transcripts
  5. A proof of English proficiency
  6. Contact details of 2 referees

Candidates can apply to up to 3 ESR positions, indicating their order of preference.

Incomplete applications will be discarded.

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