Junior Researchers are invited to apply for a position within the PRESILIENT project: Post-pandemic resilient communities: is the informal economy a reservoir for the next generation of digitalized and green businesses in Africa, Asia, and Latin America? (HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01, GA 101073394).
The starting date of the activity within the project is 1 September 2023, and the extended deadline for application is 10 March 2023, 5 pm (Bucharest time).
Under an innovative scheme of an industrial doctorate, The PRESILIENT project offers various positions of Junior Researchers that run for 36 months. The junior researchers will be employed for 18 months by the University of Bucharest (Romania) and 18 months by a non-academic partner, as presented below. The individual research project aims to conduct a multi-level study on informality:
- In Zambia, in partnership with Development Perspectives (Dublin, Ireland)
- In Indonesia, in partnership with Bratislava Policy Institute (Bratislava, Slovakia).
If successful, the candidate will be enrolled in a Ph.D. programme at the University of Bucharest and will work in a team of academic and non-academic specialists.
- Applicants must hold a Master degree, enabling them to enrol in doctoral studies by September 2023.
- Applicants cannot have more than four years of full-time research experience (or hold a doctorate already, even if they worked less than four years to complete it) at the time of recruitment.
- Applicants can be of any nationality but cannot have been residents (or have had their main activity, i.e., work or study) in Romania (the country where the candidate will be enrolled in Ph.D. studies) for more than 12 of the 36 months before recruitment (this means that if applicants spent less than 12 months, they are eligible).
Applications must include:
- A curriculum vitae (including explicit details of country/countries of residence for the past 3 years, needed for eligibility purposes);
- An application letter no longer than 500 words;
- A short (500-1000 words) summary of a proposed doctoral project;
- The grades achieved in your Masters degree (certificates will be requested for shortlisted applicants);
- (Optional): 1 or 2 reference letters
- Financial conditions (including salary levels) and background documents are available here. Salaries will be calculated according to MSCA rules and personal/family situations.
More information is available in the complete text of the call, here, but also in the MSCA guide for applicants, here.
Applications and any informal inquiries about research topics or the process (that are not already addressed in this call or the MSCA guide for applicants) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc-ed to dr. Rodica Ianole-Călin, email@example.com.
Please send all the documents together in one PDF file and use, as the subject of your message, “PRESILIENT-DN-2023 Application”+ the country where you intend to do research (Zambia or Indonesia).
The PRESILIENT project is an extensive network comprising 14 partners (of which 7 are non-academic) and 15 associated partners located in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America committed to delivering a world-class cross-regional training on informality in the Global South to measure it, address it, find viable and sustainable alternatives.