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24 March 2020

PhD Programmes at GSSI, Italy

The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), based in l’Aquila, Italy, offers post-graduate training to obtain “Philosophiae Doctor” (Ph.D.) degrees in the following fields:

● Astroparticle Physics
● Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences
● Computer Science
● Regional Science and Economic Geography

Activities and Duration
The PhD programs last four years. The Academic Year will start on November 1st 2020.

GSSI awards scholarships until the thesis dissertation and for a maximum of four years. The yearly gross amount of the scholarship is € 16.159,91. An additional 50% on a monthly basis may be awarded for research period abroad if approved by the GSSI.
Official language of the PhD Programs: English.

Applicants must fill out the online application form (www.gssi.it/phd/) and attach the required documents by June 11, 2020, 5 pm (Italian time zone). No other application method will be accepted.

More details of each position fields and requirements can be found here.

13 March 2020

Job offers at the IOER

  • Scientific coordinator: Dresden Leibniz Graduate School – Excellence in spatial sustainability sciences (m, f, d) – DLGS
  • Research Assistant / Doctoral Student (m, f, d) – FB W
  • Research Associate (m, f, d) – China
  • Project management (m, f, d) – meinGrün

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development e.V. (IOER) in Dresden would like to invite candidates to apply to the above positions.

More details of each position can be found here.

12 March 2020

Three PhD positions on ‘Policies for Smart Specialisation’ (POLISS) – Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University invites applications for three Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowships funded as part of the Marie Curie European Training Networks, under the European Commission’s H2020 Framework Programme. The recruited ESRs will join the project ‘Policies for Smart Specialisation’ as PhD Researchers of the Department of Human Geography and Planning at the Faculty of Geosciences (curriculum Economic Geography).

Your responsibilities:

  • start the project preferably in September 2020;
  • meet the goals/deadlines set out in the project proposal;
  • complete a PhD thesis within the 4-year contract period.

a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for one year with extension to four years in total upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2,325 and €2,972 (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and flexible employment condition.

More information can be found here.

Aplication deadline: 05 April 2020

03 March 2020

POLISS & Department of Geography and Environment at LSE

The Department of Geography and Environment of the London School of Economics and Political Science is offering two new prestigious positions funded within the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on ‘Policies for Smart Specialisation’ (POLISS).  Applicants whose proposed research addresses either ‘Inclusive Regional Growth’ or ‘Globalisation, FDI and Regional Structural Change’ are invited to apply.

The funding is for a 36-month period.

POLISS is a joint collaboration of 8 leading European academic institutions – the Department of Geography & Environment at the LSE being one of them – and 14 partners spanning local governments, development agencies, international organizations, research institutes and private companies.  Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks are an international mobility scheme. Successful candidates will be required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the Scholarship and this will need to be factored into the PhD programme of study.

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in research training at LSE, as well as in 5 network-wide summer or winter schools. Each PhD student, in addition to departmental supervision, will have a supervisor from an international institution in the network and a non-academic mentor from a regional partner organisation, will also spend one international secondment with an academic institution and one secondment with a non-academic partner within the network, and will be able to benefit from support for attending other training events and conferences.

The scholarship includes a gross (pre-tax and other deductions) monthly salary of approximately £3,750 (subject to currency fluctuations).

Access to a monthly mobility allowance of approximately £500 is also included with a possible family allowance depending on eligibility.  This scholarship does not cover tuition fees.  The duration of the award is 36 months.

Check here on how to apply and further details.

Application deadline: 03 April 2020

28 October 2019

Internship Programme at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, Italy

The OECD Trento Centre for Local Development is part of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) of the OECD. The mission of the Trento Centre is to build capacities for local development in OECD member and non-member countries.

Recently, the OECD Trento centre has revamped its internship programme making it more flexible and comprehensive. Now, the applications are accepted any time for four 3-month internship periods during the year. OECD can be flexible in terms of the start and the end dates. The original internship duration can be extended several times up to 12 months of total duration.

OECD offers two internship streams:

  1. The Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL): a research-oriented programme with a strong empirical focus on regional development and productivity; currently, we work on several projects that leverage the micro-level and unconventional data.
  2. Capacity building: a stream of work closer aligned with subnational (regional and local) policy-making, evidence-based policy design and peer knowledge exchange.

Internships at OECD are open for students who:

  • Are enrolled in a full-time degree programme for the duration of the internship in a field or discipline related to the work of the OECD Trento Centre;
  • Are available for a minimum internship duration of three months (a four- to six-month duration is strongly preferred);
  • Have an excellent command of English;
  • Possess solid quantitative and IT skills;
  • Demonstrate excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • Are capable of working in multicultural and international team environment.

The internship is based in Trento, Italy. Interns can come from any country and are responsible for obtaining their VISA, if required.

OECD recruits interns on an on-going basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. You can apply anytime via our online application platform.

Your application will be considered for the round corresponding to the nearest of the four deadlines below:

  • 1 December 2019
  • 1 February 2020
  • 1 June 2020
  • 1 October 2020

Shortly after each deadline, all applications in the system are evaluated. Applicants who are not selected are removed from the system and are not considered during the next rounds.

The internship is expected to start in two months after the application deadline but an alternative timing can be agreed upon in certain circumstances.

More information is available here.

For more information on the OECD Trento Centre’s Internship Programme please consult  frequently asked questions or contact OECD.