Open call for 10 PHD positions

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.

More info can be found here

EFEPR 2019 - 1st circular


The XIth Conference of the European Federation of EPR groups (EFEPR) will be held from 1st to 5th September 2019 in Bratislava (Slovakia).


March 1st 2019 – Second Circular
April 1st 2019 – Opening of Abstract submission
May 1st 2019 – Early bird registration fee deadline




Before 1st May 2019

After 1st May 2019


450 €

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1000 €

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Conference dinner 50 €


Bratislava is the only capital in the world located on the border of three sovereign states – Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. 65 km far from Vienna, 200 km from Budapest and 330 km from Prague. The largest airport in Central Europe, Vienna International, is 50 minutes away from Bratislava city center by car/bus, and the Bratislava Airport of M. R. Štefánik only 15 minutes away. The conference will be located near the city center, close to the hotels and main tourist attractions.


Instructions for abstract submission and all the information concerning the conference are available at the official website:


Scuola EPR italo francese




Dopo molti anni il GIRSE organizza, unitamente all’ARPE, un Scuola EPR italo-francese che si terrà a Marsiglia nelle date 3-7 Giugno 2018.

La scuola è rivolta a dottorandi ed assegnisti ed è organizzata in due livelli, uno più elementare e uno più avanzato. Qui il programma dettagliato.

Il direttivo del GIRSE ha deciso di istituire 10 borse di studio per favorire la partecipazione degli studenti italiani.

Le borse dell’importo di 480 euro coprono l’iscrizione alla scuola, compresi pasti e “accomodation”. Qualora le assegnazioni risultino inferiori al numero previsto, sarà possibile ottenere anche un eventuale contributo alle spese di viaggio.

I candidati dovranno inviare al Presidente del GIRSE una lettera di presentazione e un breve curriculum ed essere iscritti al GIRSE.

Le assegnazioni delle borse, decise dal Direttivo, vedranno la priorità per dottorandi privi di fondi propri derivanti dalla scuola di Dottorato. Possono presentare domanda anche laureandi, ma l’attribuzione sarà subordinata a mancate assegnazioni a dottorandi ed assegnisti. Le tempistiche per le domande di borsa saranno comunicate in seguito.

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