We're hiring!

We are currently looking for exceptionally strong candidates to cover a 22-months position for one Experienced Researcher, starting in December 2015, for the following project at one of our participant institutions. This is a rare opportunity to be involved in a highly prestigious European training network for outstanding applicants in an emergent and important research area, led by internationally leading groups in their fields!

The contracted researcher will be expected to travel, participate in network-wide training events, spend extended periods of time abroad with supervisors from other institutions within the network, and during secondments to non-academic and industrial partners.

The ESSENCE network aims for 40% females among the recruited researchers. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply and will be treated preferentially whenever they are equally qualified as other male candidates. The ESSENCE network will encourage flexible working hours at each host institution and/or the opportunity to work part-time from home if necessary. ESSENCE will provide specific support for female researchers in terms of targeted training events and dedicated mentoring.

Experienced Researchers (ER)


To start in December 2015, for 22 months:
  1. The ESSENCE Model (ILLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Eligibility Requirements:

Experienced Researchers must (at the time of recruitment by the host organisation):
  • be in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • have less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience.
Research experience is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitled them to embark on a doctorate.

Mobility Conditions:

  • Researchers can be of any nationality.
  • At the time of recruitment 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 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. (Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.)
pre-apply for an ER position
Closing date: 31st October 2015 , but applicants should get in touch immediately