20/01/2021
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15 fully funded PhD positions for Early Stage Researchers @ CORAL - ITN


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Cultural studies
    Economics
    Geography
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    14/03/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    955907
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

OFFER DESCRIPTION

CORAL-ITN: Exploring the impacts of collaborative workspaces in rural and peripheral areas in the EU

15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR - PhD) for 36 months with starting date 01/09/2021 

CORAL aims to unpack the latent dynamics and impacts of collaborative workspaces (hereafter CWS) in rural and peripheral areas and integrate them as development tools in local and regional policies to open up new potentials for socio-economic development. Whereas we have observed the rapid rise of CWS in urban agglomerations in the past 15 years, there is now a gradual rise of CWS in rural and peripheral areas too. However, there is as yet no clear evidence about their functions, impacts and the ways that policymaking could promote rural CWS and assist in linking the development of CWS with processes of local and regional socio-economic development. In fact, that policy link is much needed for those disadvantaged or peripheral places, as only a few EU policies have assisted, in a fragmented way, the development of CWS in peripheral and rural areas. At the same time, there is an urgent need for qualified professionals in academia, administrations and policy, to effectively promote tools such as CWS in the lagging parts of the EU and by that, open up new development options. 

The CORAL project will offer specialised and tailor-made training to 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR: PhD candidates), helping them to better understand and support the development processes of CWS in rural and peripheral areas and their wider impacts at the local and regional level as well as at the level of the individual worker and the enterprise. Moreover, through different means of dissemination and exploitation (knowledge exchange days, CORAL schools, digital platform), the impacts of CORAL aim to reach a wider audience ranging from public policymakers to private stakeholders and CWS communities across the EU. 

The 15 ESR projects include intersectoral secondments, local and network-wide transferable, theoretical as well as methodological skills training. The project will actively assist PhD candidates in achieving a doctoral degree within the scheduled time of three years. All fellows will have the unique opportunity to work in interdisciplinary and multinational teams with excellent links to national and international research networks. 

The CORAL consortium consists of nine beneficiaries (five academic and four non-academic) and six partner organisations (four academic and two non-academic) from six EU Member States. More information about CORAL can be found on the project website: https://coral-itn.eu and on CORDIS: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/955907

 

More Information

Benefits

According to the MSCA-ITN rules the gross salaries consist of living allowance plus mobility allowance. The exact salaries are dependent on the country where the fellow will work. You can find more information about the salaries in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020:

(https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf - p.97). 

 

Eligibility criteria

Eligible candidates may be of any nationality.

At the time of recruitment, 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 last years immediately prior to the recruitment date (that is between 31/8/2018 to 1/9/2021).

Early Stage Researchers (ESR – PhD positions): 

Candidates must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Master degree which would formally entitle them to embark on doctorate studies. 

 

Selection process

The closing date for receipt of applications will be 14 March 2021. A first selection round will take place immediately after this deadline. All supervisors and co-supervisors will be involved in this process. A detailed list of selection criteria will be defined that contains aspects such as qualifications and grades of the candidate, quality of the application, motivation, previous experience in CWS, rurality/peripherality, proficiency in English and other languages, gender and geographical balance. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview at the CORAL virtual kick-off meeting (mid-April 2021). Each interview will be attended by a selection panel composed of the intended supervisors. Invited candidates will be asked to give a short presentation outlining their previous work followed by a presentation of the proposed PhD research within the frame of the ESR topic. This will be followed by a discussion, where candidates will be asked questions about their motivation, expertise and the scientific topic covered in the presentation.

Detailed preconditions for entering PhD studies in accordance with respective national rules will be announced to the applicants after the first selection round.

 

Additional comments

Description of ESR projects

ESR1: Taxonomy and location patterns of CWS in the periphery. An international comparison

ESR2: Exploring the contribution of CWS in processes of social innovation in rural and peripheral areas; a comparative study between Greece and Germany

ESR3: CWS and their effects on enhancing territorial capacities in France and Germany

ESR4: (Re-)Inventing the Rurban: Progressive and alternative spaces of work in peripheral communities in Central and Eastern Europe

ESR5: CWS as tools to foster entrepreneurship and retention of  workers in remote areas

ESR6: Gender dynamics in rural CWS; a comparison between Austria and Greece

ESR7: Measuring the effects of CWS on the coworkers’ performance and wellbeing in core vs. periphery. A counterfactual analysis

ESR8: CWS and labour precariousness in rural places; a comparative study between Austria and Greece

ESR9: CWS and their place in local entrepreneurial ecosystems; A comparison between Germany and Austria

ESR10: Creative hubs as drivers of change in peripheral business ecosystems; a comparison between Germany and Austria

ESR11: New workspaces in peripheral communities - factors of success and policy implications

ESR12: Core-periphery relationships through coworking. Reducing the gap between urban and rural areas

ESR13: Developing impact assessment methodologies for CWS in rural and peripheral areas

ESR14: Exploring the sustainable development potential of CWS in local development strategies of peripheral and rural towns; a comparative approach between Greece and Germany

ESR15: CWS as a new panacea in rural regional development? Reflections from Germany, Italy and France

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Geography
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Sociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Geography: Master Degree or equivalent
    Economics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Sociology: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The closing date for receipt of applications will be 14 March 2021. A first selection round will take place immediately after this deadline. All supervisors and co-supervisors will be involved in this process. A detailed list of selection criteria will be defined that contains aspects such as qualifications and grades of the candidate, quality of the application, motivation, previous experience in CWS, rurality/peripherality, proficiency in English and other languages, gender and geographical balance. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview at the CORAL virtual kick-off meeting (mid-April 2021). Each interview will be attended by a selection panel composed of the intended supervisors. Invited candidates will be asked to give a short presentation outlining their previous work followed by a presentation of the proposed PhD research within the frame of the ESR topic. This will be followed by a discussion, where candidates will be asked questions about their motivation, expertise and the scientific topic covered in the presentation.

Detailed preconditions for entering PhD studies in accordance with respective national rules will be announced to the applicants after the first selection round.

A more detailed description of the CORAL project, the individual positions and the online application form are available at CORAL website: www.coral-itn.eu.

In case of any questions regarding the project or the positions available please contact: info@coral-itn.eu

Recruitment, selection and appointments follow the European Charter & Code of Conduct   (https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/euraxess/charter-code-researchers). All CORAL partners commit  themselves to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants, independently of gender or gender identification, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. 

 

Specific Requirements

Eligible candidates may be of any nationality.

At the time of recruitment, 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 last years immediately prior to the recruitment date (that is between 31/8/2018 to 1/9/2021).

Candidates must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Master degree which would formally entitle them to embark on doctorate studies. 

Further requirements:

Each fellow will have to organize 1-3 secondments (temporary transfer to another CORAL partner) during the duration of his/her employment.

Each fellow is expected to participate actively in the network management tasks and organization of training/network events as well as in regular yearly outreach activities targeting different audiences.

Excellent use of English language (including both written and oral fluency) is essential.

Fellows should be ready to learn the respective local language (if necessary, language courses will be organized by the project partners).

 

Map Information

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
Greece
Athens
17671
syggrou av. 136
2 position(s) available at
European Creative Hubs Network
Greece
Athens
2 position(s) available at
Politecnico di Milano
Italy
Milan
2 position(s) available at
Paris School of Business
France
Paris
2 position(s) available at
Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography-IfL
Germany
Leipzig
1 position(s) available at
Impact Hub Global
Austria
Vienna
1 position(s) available at
Otelo
Austria
Vorchdorf
2 position(s) available at
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space- IRS
Germany
Erkner
1 position(s) available at
Saxon Association of Cultural & Creative Industries
Germany
Dresden

EURAXESS offer ID: 596596

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