MetTrans Marie Curie Training Network 

General Terms of Eligibility and Employment

Applicants should hold a degree in Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering, and must comply with the eligibility rules for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, they must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, and 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 last 3 years. Applicants will have the opportinity to spend time (from a few weeks up to a total of 30% of the employment period) with other network partners to carry out research work or training, as well as travel to workshops and conferences. ESRs will be employed for 3 years.

All ESRs in MetTranswill be employed at their host institute with full social security coverage, and will receive a salary along with a mobility allowance, an annual travel allowance, and a career exploratory allowance according to Marie Curie rules. All ESRs will be enrolled in a PhD programme at a partner academic institution listed for each project. Candidates will be selected based on educational background, research experience, fluency in spoken and written English, and motivation to take part in, and contribute to, the research and training programme. The positions will start in summer/autumn 2012.

General Instructions for Applying

For further information, please contact either the individuals listed for each project or the Network Coordinator (Dr. Don Porcelli, don.porcelli@earth.ox.ac.uk). Applications must be in English and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates of examination results, and two reference letters, as well as any additional requirements by the host institutions (see details under each project description). Applications to more than one project are welcome. Female and minority applicants are encouraged to apply. The deadline for the first round of applications is March 30, 2012. There will be additional rounds announced until all positions are filled.