Open call for 10 PHD positions

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Are you keen to conduct fundamental research in catalysis at the interface between chemistry, biology and physics?

The PARACAT project aims to educate and train a group of young researchers on implementing advanced spectroscopic methods (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) for cutting edge research in the field of catalysis. For the first time, this project will comprehensively explore the role of open-shell species in catalysis and at the interface between chemistry, physics and biology. The programme places strong emphasis on ethical considerations and social reflections to research by combining the scientific expertise of (bio)chemists, (bio)physicists and industrial partners with the input of an ethicist, to support a new generation of scientists capable of tackling the many societal responsibilities as experts in their field. PARACAT is composed of a consortium of 5 academic beneficiaries complimented by 1 research institute, 3 industrial organizations and 2 academic institutions as partners, collaborating in the research and training activities to offer 10 Early-Stage-Researchers (ESR; 36 month PhD positions) the possibility of being awarded with double doctoral degrees from two separate Universities in two different European countries.

The successful PhD candidates will participate in the network’s advanced training activities and work placements in the laboratories of the PARACAT academic and industrial partners. Regular meetings and workshops within the EU-funded PARACAT Innovative Training Network will supplement the training and support provided at the host organizations. Practical scientific training will also be complemented by a coordinated programme of industry-relevant transferable skills that will prepare the ESRs for their future careers in the catalysis sector.

Fulltime employments as PhD students are offered for 36 months. The starting date of the contract would ideally be 1st March 2019.

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