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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR)

Building Resourceful and Resilient Communities through Adaptive and Transformative Environmental Practice - ‘RECOMS’

Recruitment of 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR)

RECOMS is a Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission (2018-2022). RECOMS is comprised of a transdisciplinary consortium of scientists, practitioners and change agents from eleven public, private and non-profit organisations, located in six European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany and The Netherlands.

The purpose of RECOMS is to train 15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in innovative, transdisciplinary and transformative approaches to promoting and facilitating resourceful and resilient community environmental practice.

In addition to engaging in a series of collaborative research and training activities, recruited ESRs will be supported in pursuing a doctoral study project. If you are highly motivated; inspired by learning and undertaking innovative research, thinking and knowledge exchange across disciplines, institutional boundaries and wider society; and wish to be part of an advanced, international, network of creative change agents specialising in resourceful and resilient community environmental practice; then one of these ESR vacancies could be the ideal appointment for you.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR)


Please click here to view the 15 Early Stage Researcher posts available across the hosting institutions.

Co-supervised by academic and non-academic partners, the RECOMS ESRs will be encouraged to critically, practically, and creatively explore the contribution and relationships between their individual doctoral study projects across three interconnecting research themes: Unlocking and Empowering; Adapting and Transforming; Collaborating and Connecting.

A core feature of the RECOMS programme - both with respect to informing the design and delivery of all the training, as well as enabling and maximising opportunities for knowledge exchange through research and associated outputs - will be the incorporation of a broad range of visual and creative research methods and modes of communication.

The employment contracts are fixed term for 36-months, beginning September 1st 2018. The ESRs will be employed with normal social security coverage by the host institutions and will have all benefits provided for in the MSCA-ITN early career fellowship regulations, including a highly competitive remuneration, living allowances and mobility expenses. Successful applicants will be enrolled for doctoral study at no additional cost.

In order to be eligible to apply for this post applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants MUST – at the start date of the employment contract [1st September 2018] – be an ‘early stage researcher’: they must be in the first four years of their research career and NOT have a doctoral degree.
  • At the time of appointment applicants MUST NOT have resided in or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
  • Applicants MUST have a University Masters degree.
  • Excellent English language proficiency (an English Language test may be required)

Closing date: 1 March 2018

For further information on the RECOMS project, eligibility and application procedure, please see here and also here.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 765389

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