University of Turin PhD Fellowships 2018, Italy

Publish Date: Dec 08, 2017

Deadline: Dec 10, 2017

15 PhD positions

H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action / European Innovative Training Network “Interdisciplinar cross-sectoral approach to effectively address the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from water” (AQUALITY), Grant number 765860

OPEN CALL FOR 15 PhD positions

A call for 15 PhD positions is open within the context of the recently granted European Innovative Training Network project “Interdisciplinar cross-sectoral approach to effectively address the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from water” (AQUALITY), inside a wide consortium involving 11 academic institutions and 7 non-academic ones. Collaboration within the network is strongly encouraged.

The 15 PhD positions as Early Stage Researchers (ESR1 to ESR15) are open to applicants of all nationalities, with the limitation that at the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work and/or studies) in the country of enrolment for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of enrolment.

The applicants must be in the first four years of his/her research career calculated from the date of obtaining the master degree and have not yet been awarded with a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment.

All nodes of the AQUALITY network participate in the ESRs training, feeding upon collaborations through the network. The position includes short stays (secondments) in some of the world leading research centers within the network. Yearly meetings (summer schools and symposia) of the complete network are foreseen.


The salary consists of the gross Monthly Living Allowance of 3,110 EUR per month pondered by the EU correction coefficient; in addition, a Mobility Allowance of 600 EUR per month will be paid, and also possibly another 500 EUR per month of Family Allowance depending on marital status. A family allowance of €500 per month will be paid should the researcher have family, regardless of whether the family will move with the researcher or not. In this context, family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the national or relevant regional legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised; or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.

The ESR salary is subject to local tax, social benefit and other deductions following national regulations.

Fulltime employments as PhD students are offered for 3 years. The starting date of the contract is negotiable but ideally it would be February, 1st 2018.

The PhD students will be employed with full social security coverage and all benefits in accordance with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN fellowship regulations of the European Union.

Documents to be sent:

1. Application form (Annex A)

2. a copy of the passport

3. a full CV

4. a motivation letter including a description of previous research experiences.

Only documents in English will be accepted.

Applicants should submit the documentation exclusively via e-mail to by 10 December 2017 at 23 pm (GMT).

Applications failing to include the requested documentation, where the candidates do not meet the eligibility criteria or which do not indicate the preferred projects WILL NOT be considered in this competition.

Selection process

Selection of candidates will be performed via interview (telephone and/or Skype). In the case when the amount of candidates for a position exceeds 10, shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the coherence of their CV with the chosen research project(s), will be invited for interview and positions will be offered to candidates following approval by the AQUALITY committee.

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