12 PhD positions available under the MSCA ITN Project 'ETUT' in Netherlands

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Applications are invited for 12 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers, ESR”) to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “ETUT – European Training network in collaboration with Ukraine for electrical Transport” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The ETUT Beneficiaries are 3 universities: University of Twente (UT, in NL), the University of Nottingham (UN, in UK), and the Dnepropetrovsk national university of railway transport named after academician V.Lazaryan (UD, in UA). The industrial involvement is completed by 6 Partner Organisations: THALES, Transavtomatic, MM Tech, Lambda Engineering, Prydniprovska Railway, and Network Rail. Every university will hire 4 ESR. The 4 ESRs hired by Dnepropetrovsk national university will finalise their research project at either the University of Twente (2 ESR) or the University of Nottingham (also 2 ESR) and will obtain a double-degree.

More information on the PhD positions and the objectives can be found here:




The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The salary in the Netherlands ranges from EUR 2.395,- (1st year) to EUR 3.061,- (4th year) per month, plus holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%). The exact (net) salary in the UK and Ukraine will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if

applicable). The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local Supervisor, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the country of origin). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills for the Jobs of Tomorrow acquired through a unique immersive learning.


Selection Process:

Interested to be a part of this project?

Include in your application:

- A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position

- Detailed CV (resume) including a short summary of your MSc research and contact information of at least two references that may be consulted

- Transcripts of bachelor and master degree


Master students who will graduate in the next coming months are welcome to apply. In that case, please provide an overview of the

transcripts that are already available.

The deadline for the online registration is 31 March 2021. The intended starting date is 1 September 2021. For more information about the position, you are encouraged to send an e-mail to: pe-recruitment@utwente.nl

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