The PROTECT consortium and project
PROTECT is an international, interdisciplinary and cross academic-industry training network hosted across Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. It is recruiting 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to undertake research towards PhDs in the disciplines of law, ethics or computer science, with the common goal of Protecting Personal Data Amidst Big Data Innovation.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) grant agreement No. 813497. More information here: ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf
All researchers recruited must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESR). Early-Stage researchers are those who, at the time of recruitment by the host are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtain the degree that formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged).Conditions of Mobility of Researchers
Researchers are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organizations for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. Note that the mobility rule applies to the (first) beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded.
Because of the mobility conditions, potential applicants who have carried out their main activity in the Netherlands since June 2016 are not eligible for the University of Twente positions but can apply to related positions offered by the PROTECT Network at Dublin City University. Researchers at Risk
The following aspects are in place to ensure access to researchers at risk and those with refugee status:
- Application submission by post where online application requirements may discriminate against the researcher’s circumstances (please contact the project manager)
- Application of the eligibility criteria appropriately to ensure researchers who have suspended their activities whilst seeking refugee status are not disadvantaged.
Your application should include the following information and documents:
- Full name
- Contact detail
- Summary of activities in the three years prior to May 2019
- Summary of education
- List of max 3 examples of work demonstrating prior achievement in research, enquiry or debate, e.g., published paper or other work; software, standards or policy contribution; dissertation or Master’s thesis
- A writing sample (for example, a copy of your Master’s thesis)
- A summary and table of contents of your Master’s thesis (if applicable)
- A cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it
- A curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references.
The application deadline is Saturday 25 May, 2019, 23:59 CET. We will hold interviews on June 3rd and 4h; Skype interviews are an option. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed. You should feel free to apply to more than one position; in that case, please upload separate cover letters for each position
- Location: These positions are based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.
- Contact information: Dr. Kevin Macnish: email@example.com (+31 (0)53 489 7620).