Applications are invited for full-time PhD student position in engineering (called Early Stage Researchers or ESR) for joint and double PhD degrees for 36 months). The position is offered within the A-WEAR European Joint Doctorate action of the highly appreciated EU-funded Marie Skłodowska Curie grants. We offer high-class training and the possibility of PhD graduation with double or joint PhD certificate. The positions are fully funded for a 36-month period. You can choose your position in one of five top-level universities in Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Romania, or Spain and complement your experience within periods of up to 15 months of cross-country and industrial secondments by working with the highly committed industrial partners of the action in the above-mentioned countries.
The main tasks are related to research on modern wearables and the corresponding impact on modern society.
A-WEAR is an international, multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial training network and joint doctorate programme on wearable computing. A-WEAR is funded by the European Union’s Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No. 813278.
A-WEAR selection of candidates will be based on a clear, transparent, and open-competition recruitment process, taking into account the gender balance and equal opportunity rules.
After the initial eligibility screening, the A-WEAR recruitment committee will preselect candidate based on previous training, grades and relevance of BSc and MSc degrees, list of publications (if any), work experience, positive attitude, capability of work in a team, references, quality and relevance of the Dissertation Proposal, previous mobility experience, language skills, and motivation. The most promising candidates are invited to one or several interviews via teleconference or in person. Candidates will be interviewed jointly or successively by the supervisors from the consortium and their level of English writing skills might be formally tested. At the end of the evaluation process, the recruitment committee will decide which candidates to select for each project, taking into account the candidates’ preferences and potential. In case of equal qualifications between a male and a female candidate for the final position, the balance at network level will affect the decision. We strive to improve the gender balance in our research groups and encourage female candidates to apply.
The ESR will also have the possibility to participate in the Advisory Board of the network (two ESRs are selected annually by voting among the 15 ESRs of the network). The ESR will also be involved in social media promotion of the network, such as Webropol surveys, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, Youtube video channels, Twitter and blogging.